This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit. This title is in Appendix A of the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees and, as a consequence, incumbents serving in this title are not eligible for permanent appointment (tenure), but, instead receive five year renewable term appointments.
As a family, the psychological counseling series provides students with a comprehensive campus counseling service including psychotherapy, personal counseling, educational and vocational counseling, and testing services.
Plans, develops and maintains a comprehensive campus counseling service to include psychotherapy, personal counseling, educational, vocational, and testing services; coordinates the efforts of the Counseling Center with other Student Affairs offices and staff of the campus. Supervises professional and clerical staff of the Counseling Center. Provides psychotherapy and counseling to students, individually and in groups, to help them understand themselves and their environment to overcome academic, vocational, and personal problems. Provides a testing program for students to assist them in self-understanding and identification of strengths and interests. Develops and provides opportunities for group counseling and workshops in areas such as substance abuse, study skills, weight control, women's concerns, human sexuality, time management, etc. Provides crisis counseling and counseling services for patients with acute psychological problems and works closely with Health Center personnel in the provision of these services. Provides for 24-hour counseling coverage to meet the emergency needs of students. Refers students for specialized and/or long-term treatment. Reviews and oversees the processing of non-academic aspects of student withdrawals and leaves of absence. Responds to parent concerns on student's educational and career problems. Participates in the training of residential life and other staff and encourages faculty and administrative participation in the campus counseling program. Plans and conducts research and prepares operational reports and analyses, identifying trends and student problems and recommending appropriate programs and solutions. Establishes long and short-range departmental goals and objectives and devises methods to improve the overall effectiveness of counseling programs. Develops and submits budget recommendations, monitors, verifies, and reconciles expenditure of budgeted funds. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Ph.D. in counseling/clinical psychology, counseling, or equivalent. In addition, individual should have five to seven years of experience in a clinical/counseling position. Supervisory and management experience is required.
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