Counseling and Psychological Services is imbedded within Student Health
Services, offering students integrated services oriented towards treating the
whole person. The mental health staff is comprised of a supervising
psychologist, a marriage and family therapist, and two post-doctoral fellows.
The medical staff includes a Coordinator, who oversees Student Health Services
(both medical and mental health services), nurses, a nurse practitioner, health
center assistants, a physician, and a health educator. The Student Health
Center offers a supportive and collegial working environment. Medical and
mental health staff often collaborate on an individual student’s care. Fellows are regarded as important members of
the SHC team.
Moorpark College Student Health Services
offers post-doctoral training within a community college health center. We will
have two, ten-month (one academic year), full-time post-doctoral fellowship
positions for the 2021-2022 academic year. Postdoctoral fellows will accrue a
minimum of 1,500 hours of supervised professional experience, as required for
licensure in California, and as defined by the California Code of Regulations.
This fellowship opportunity is designed to
complement and extend prior clinical training, with a focus on the provision of
brief, empirically validated therapeutic modalities to currently enrolled
students. Fellows’ responsibilities typically include intake assessment, primary
and backup crisis coverage and management, short-term individual psychotherapy,
consultation, and developing and facilitating classroom presentations and
workshops for the campus community. Fellows will also potentially serve as
community liaisons for equity groups on campus, including students of color,
veterans, students who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and young adults with
histories in the foster care system. Clinical supervision supports the use of
the following treatment modalities: Psychodynamic, CBT, Narrative,
problem-solving, and mindfulness-based approaches as appropriate. Typical
student presenting concerns include, but are not limited to: anxiety,
depression, stress, relationship concerns, self-image, academic difficulties, time
management, issues related to loss, grief and bereavement, and challenges
related to adjustment to college.