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Job ID: 129396

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 18, 2019
Title Counselor/Therapist
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Buffalo Center for Social Research
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Social Work
    Psychology - Clinical

The Counselor/Therapist will conduct individual psychotherapy within the context of the research study ‘Affect Regulation Training (ART) for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Stage II Efficacy Trial’. This federally funded study explores the usefulness of providing emotion regulation skills as part of standard CBT treatment for people with alcohol use disorders, and operates under the supervision of Principal Investigators Paul R. Stasiewicz, PhD and Clara Bradizza, PhD, Professors, School of Social Work.

Job duties include:

  • Provide individual cognitive-behavioral therapy following a treatment manual, which includes coping skills and other evidence-based tools that support reaching and maintaining abstinence from alcohol.
  • Establish and maintain a therapeutic helping relationship characterized by warmth, respect, genuineness, and empathy.
  • Facilitate the client’s engagement in the treatment and recovery process.
  • Attend supervision sessions and utilize them as a means to improve clinical skills and expertise. Seek guidance, consultation, and direction from the supervisor as needed.
  • Actively attempt to re-engage clients who have missed appointments when clinically appropriate.
  • Participate in staff meetings and designated trainings.
  • Follow project related procedures, including streamlined documentation requirements, and other tasks as assigned.
  • This is part-time position of 18.75 hours per week.
    A generous benefits package is available, including:
  • Choice of several health insurance options, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care)
  • Fully paid basic life insurance and basic retirement plan
  • Vacation, sick leave, and holiday package, based on work schedule
  • Employee Assistance Program and Wellness Plan
  • Tuition Assistance Program providing partial tuition reimbursement to eligible employees
  • Some benefits are subject to a waiting period

The Counselor/Therapist will be an employee of the Research Foundation for SUNY. This grant-supported position has anticipated funding through March 31, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications
The following qualifications are required:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field.
  • Must have one of the following approved licensures: LMHC, LCSW-R, LCSW, and LMSW.
  • Two years of post-Master’s verified paid experience providing individual psychotherapy or counseling services to adults.
  • Experience with addictions required. Internship experience completed as part of a license-eligible degree program may be counted toward this requirement.
  • Strong sensitivity to diverse populations, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience conducting therapy through the use of a treatment manual highly desirable.
  • Two years of experience conducting clinical research treatment of alcohol use disordered individuals preferred.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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