Fall 2020 Adjunct Faculty COUN 222-02

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7068368 (Ref.No. 1967253)
Posted: July 28, 2020
Application Deadline: August 10, 2020

Job Description

Fall 2020 Adjunct Faculty COUN 222-02

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Jul 27, 2020

Deadline: Aug 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Per course adjunct faculty for the Counseling program's course, COUN 222-02.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


COUN 222-02 - Personal & Professional Development

Online: September 3, 2020 - December 10, 2020, Thursday, 4:15pm - 7:00pm

COUN 222 is a 3-unit graduate counseling course that is required for all SMC students earning a master’s degree in counseling across all counseling specializations in the COUN department.

Self-awareness and compassionate self-understanding, personal growth, and on-going professional development are essential to the well-being and effectiveness of counselors. This is a foundational course in the Counseling Department designed to provide graduate students with a general introduction to the field of counseling and to the program; to introduce students to integral and holistic health as it pertains to counseling; and to inspire students to understand, respect, and care for themselves personally and professionally, now and throughout their lives. This course provides information, experiences, and resources from a variety of educational, psychological, and cultural contexts crafted to enhance personal and sociocultural awareness, health, well-being, and responsibility.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have an M.S., M.A., and/or Ph.D. in the relevant area of Counseling or Psychology.

Evidence of college teaching experience with high ratings or at least 3 years of full-time experience (or the equivalent) as a practicing clinician (i.e., MFT, PCC, Clinical or Counseling Psychologist, School Counselor, School Psychologist, College Student Counselor, or Career Counselor).

Broad knowledge of the counseling field (theory, research, and practice) and of the specific counseling professions identified in the previous sentence.

A foundational knowledge of the theory and research demonstrating the importance and scope of counselor self-care and of the interconnection between physical, social, and spiritual health and psychological well-being.

Practice in guiding others, as a group, in experiential activities (breathwork, meditation, self- inquiry, existential and spiritual exploration).

Knowledge of how to use genograms in counseling and of how to guide counseling students to compete a family genogram and personal timeline as a means to conscientiously explore, with compassion and self-acceptance, how their past influenced who and what they are and of how they are apt to respond as counselors to a wide variety of clients.

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of excellence in teaching similar (experiential) graduate counseling or psychology courses.

In-depth knowledge of SMC’s counseling department and of the six career specializations that the SMC counseling students are entering: MFT/PCC, School Counselor, School Psychologist, College Student Counselor, or Career Counselor; some students plan to continue their education and earn a doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or related field.

In-depth knowledge of the research that demonstrates the interrelationship among numerous variables and psychological health and well-being: lifestyle practices (sleep, nutrition, exercise, relaxation); existential or spiritual practices (e.g., meditation, time in nature, meaning in life); social support; and supportive social systems. Likewise, knowledge of the current literature re: the effects of institutionalized social and economic oppression (related to race/ethnicity, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, abilities, religion, and so forth) and of counselors’ responsibilities as agents of social justice as well as of client advocacy.

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