Summer 2024 Adjunct Faculty FPSY 677 Motivational Interviewing for Trauma Informed Care

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7236682 (Ref.No. 5179969)
Posted: April 16, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Apr 09, 2024

Description:Per course adjunct faculty in the Counseling Department for the Forensic Psychology program's course, FPSY 677-01.

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.

Mon/ Thurs 4:15-7pm 5/28/-7/5/2024 Course Description
The aim of this class is to explore the evidence-based practice known as Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its “cousin” the Transtheoretical Theory of Change Model (TTM), also known as the Stages of Change. These new ideas & practices help clinicians to shift from the old problem-centered disease model interventions of treating substance use disorders and behavioral disorders of clients/consumers to ones based in science. These evidence-based practices (EBPs), such as MI, serve as a place of origin when designing interventions - with clients and consumers, not for them.

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge of trauma and its impacts to individuals, families and children. Familiarity and expertise with CBT in therapeutic settings, administered to families, and to individuals, and an awareness of family structure and its impact and influence in response to trauma. LMFT, LFCC, Ph.D., Ed.D, Psy.D

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

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