Site Name: Western Washington University
Department: Counseling Center
Applicants are notified of their interview status by email. Interviews are conducted by phone or video (e.g. Zoom or Skype) and occur between December 14, 2020 and January 15, 2021. They typically involve 3-4 members of the staff, including a current Doctoral Intern, in a one-hour conference call.
The Western Washington University Counseling Center is a unit of Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services, in the Division of Enrollment and Student Services, and is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The Counseling Center offers a wide range of counseling and student development services and is the primary mental health facility of the campus. The staff of the Center spends roughly 60% its time in direct client service, client-related activities, and supervision, with the remainder devoted to outreach, administration, consultation, training, and staff development activities. While the Center utilizes a brief therapy model, there are opportunities for longer-term counseling. Staff members practice in a variety of counseling modes and represent a number of theoretical approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. Professional staff members are licensed mental health counselors or licensed psychologists in the state of Washington. Interns devote a minimum of 25% of their time to direct service activities, including individual and group counseling, initial assessment interviews, daytime and after-hours on-call services. Interns also participate in a weekly 2 hour seminar, weekly staff meetings, peer consultation groups, a weekly intern cohort meeting, and a weekly consult hour with Health Center staff. Interns are expected to co-facilitate at least one of the multi-session groups offered by the Center. Involvement in outreach/consultation activities is required.
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