Fall 2024 Adjunct Faculty COUN 601 03: Counseling Skills I

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7254056 (Ref.No. 5309004)
Posted: June 10, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Jun 03, 2024

Description:Per course adjunct faculty for the Counseling program's course, COUN 601-03.

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 601 Counseling Skills I (3 units)

This course provides a conceptual and experiential introduction to counseling skills (verbal, nonverbal and para-verbal) that lead to client empowerment and positive behavior change. Using a range of theoretical and structured, skills-based approaches, students will develop beginning skills in attending, responding, rapport-building, reflective listening, demonstrating empathy, and asking open- and close-ended questions. Self-awareness, awareness of dynamics of power and privilege, and the development of multicultural competencies will be emphasized throughout the course. The course involves a lecture and discussion/activity component, as well as coordination and supervision of small training groups in which students work with a counseling skills trainer to practice and develop their emerging skills in effective listening, counseling, and communication.

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 also have experience teaching at the graduate level in Counseling, Psychology, 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).

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.

To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/147361

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