Fall 2023 Adjunct Faculty COUN 711 01: Couples

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7161503 (Ref.No. 4469133)
Posted: August 9, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Aug 08, 2023

Description:Per course adjunct faculty for the Counseling program's course, COUN 711 - 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.

COUN 711 - 01 - Couples

COUN 711 is a 2-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.

This two (2)-unit course teaches students how to apply a range of micro counseling skills in a couples setting and presents clinical theories, concepts, and interventions required to work with couples. Simulated experiential practice, live and video demonstrations, personal processing reading responses, clinical assignments, student demonstrations and presentations, and a final paper are the primary methods used for instruction. Personal relationship patterns and countertransference issues that may impact work with couples are emphasized. The instructor must be skilled in couples counseling theory and in the practice of working with couples.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have a M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. in Counseling, Psychology, Communication, Social Work, Human Development, Higher Education & Student Affairs, or a related field. Candidates must have experience teaching at the graduate level in Counseling, Psychology, Human Development, or a related area, or at least 3 years of experience as a practicing clinician (e.g., MFT, PCC, clinical or counseling psychologist), school-based mental health professional (e.g., school counselor or school psychologist), or counselor in a higher education setting (e.g., college/university). Candidates must also have experience working with couples in a counseling, clinical, school-based, or therapeutic setting (e.g., community-based mental health organization, private practice, hospital or inpatient/outpatient facility, K-12 school, college or university).

Preferred Qualifications:

Current license in Marriage & Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counseling, or Psychology, or Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling, Social Work, or School Psychology.

A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, multicultural/international competence, social justice, clinical expertise, and familiarity with counseling theory and practice.

A successful record of teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Applicants must reside and work in California

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