Summer 2023 Adjunct Faculty COUN 771 01

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7145712 (Ref.No. 4196900)
Posted: May 17, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: $7,447 - $10,008

Job Description

Summer 2023 Adjunct Faculty COUN 771 01

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: May 17, 2023


Per course adjunct faculty for the Counseling program's course, COUN 771-01

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.



This course provides an introduction to the biochemical and neurological structures involved in psychological functioning. Overview of the various classes of psychotropic medications commonly used to treat psychiatric illnesses, including antidepressants, anxiolytics, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers, etc. Overview of possible therapeutic benefits and side-effects/risks associated with their use. Review of ethical and legal considerations, communication with psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and client/consumers.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have an M.S., M.A. or Ph.D. in the relevant area of Counseling or Psychology. Experience teaching at the graduate level or at least 3 years of experience as a practicing clinician (i.e., MFT, PCC, MSW, Clinical or Counseling Psychologist).

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.d in Counseling or Psychology is highly desirable. A successful record of teaching experience at the graduate level. Current license in Marriage and Family Therapy or Clinical Counseling or Psychology. A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, multicultural/international competence, social justice, clinical expertise, and familiarity with counseling & psychological theory and practice.

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