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  • Mental Health First Aid at SJSU | Counseling and Psychological Services | San Jose State University
    stranger needs assistance Knowledge and skills serve us well in navigating an emergency and can potentially prevent a medical emergency through early intervention Mental Health First Aid MHFA aims to do both teach members of the public how to respond in a mental health emergency and offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress Swarbrick P Brown J K 2008 The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare a national trade group with 1 300 member organizations who serve six million Americans nationwide brought Mental Health First Aid to the United States in 2008 with the goal of making it as common in 10 years as traditional First Aid and CPR are today MHFA is a 8 hour training course designed to teach individuals trainers methods for assisting someone who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis The course provides useful information on how to assist individuals who have a history of mental disorders longer term mental health problems or help identify those developing serious mental health difficulties Trainers who complete the 8 hour training program will learn a five step action plan to assess a situation select and implement appropriate interventions and secure appropriate care for an individual experiencing a mental health problem Trainers also learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and about available mental health treatments Upon completion trainers better understand the impact mental illnesses have on a person their family and communities The National Council which oversees Mental Health First Aid nationally and credentials trainers will ensure the U S program continues to have a strong empirically backing by ongoing evaluation in this country In August 2011 twenty seven Division of Student Affairs faculty and staff from 11 different departments completed

    Original URL path: http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/MHFA/index.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Consultation and Outreach Services | Counseling and Psychological Services | San Jose State University
    Sure Whether to Call for Help Referring Troubled or Suicidal Students Self Care Tips Mental Health First Aid Consultation and Outreach Parents Supporting your Student When to Seek Professional Help for Your Student Training Program Clinical Doctoral Training Clinical Practicum Positions Clinical Pre Doctoral Internships Multicultural Post Doctoral Residency Current Trainees Past Trainees Training Links Peer Student Training A Thousand Stars Mental Health Ambassadors Peers in Pride Suicide Prevention Training Mental Health First Aid Suicide Intervention Training SJSU Home Counseling and Psychological Services Faculty Staff Consultation and Outreach Services Consultation and Outreach Services MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Facebook Twitter Navigate BACK to Faculty Staff Consultation Services Outreach Services Managing Disruptive Behaviors De Escalating Aggressive Behaviors Not Sure Whether to Call Referring Troubled or Suicidal Students Self care Tips Mental Health First Aid Consultation and Outreach Counseling and Psychological Services offers consultation and outreach services to faculty staff and departments of San José State University Personal and educational counselors are available to work with you and your department on various issues If you are concerned about a particular student and would like to consult with one of our counselors or if you would like more information on implementing an

    Original URL path: http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/Faculty_Staff/Consultation_Outreach/index.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Parents | Counseling and Psychological Services | San Jose State University
    When to Seek Professional Help for Your Student Training Program Clinical Doctoral Training Clinical Practicum Positions Clinical Pre Doctoral Internships Multicultural Post Doctoral Residency Current Trainees Past Trainees Training Links Peer Student Training A Thousand Stars Mental Health Ambassadors Peers in Pride Suicide Prevention Training Mental Health First Aid Suicide Intervention Training SJSU Home Counseling and Psychological Services Parents Parents MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Facebook Twitter Navigate BACK to Counseling Services Supporting Your Student When to Seek Professional Help for your Student Encouraging Your Student to Seek Help Resources for Parents About Us Personal Counseling Educational Counseling Faculty and Staff Parents Training Program Workshops and Groups Welcome to the SJSU Counseling and Psychological Services CAPS website Having a student in college can be an exciting time and also a stressful time With all the changes and development that students go through it is natural for students to feel overwhelmed anxious or depressed at times It can be difficult to support your student during these times We at CAPS are here to help your student succeed and encourage you to look at some of our parents resources or call us if you have any questions or concerns We are

    Original URL path: http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/Parents/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Supporting your Student | Counseling and Psychological Services | San Jose State University
    Doctoral Training Clinical Practicum Positions Clinical Pre Doctoral Internships Multicultural Post Doctoral Residency Current Trainees Past Trainees Training Links Peer Student Training A Thousand Stars Mental Health Ambassadors Peers in Pride Suicide Prevention Training Mental Health First Aid Suicide Intervention Training SJSU Home Counseling and Psychological Services Parents Supporting your Student Supporting your Student MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Facebook Twitter Navigate BACK to Parents Supporting Your Student When to Seek Professional Help for your Student Encouraging Your Student to Seek Help Resources for Parents It can be difficult for parents to support their student from afar Stay connected Listen but stay away from giving too much advice College is a time for your student to learn about themselves and solve their own problems Ask questions Show that you are interested in what your student is doing how they are adjusting or what they are learning about Even if they do not talk in depth about anything every time they will know that when they do need someone to talk to you you are there for them Expect change Your student is learning about themselves Know campus resources Become familiar with the resources on campus so you can guide

    Original URL path: http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/Parents/supporting_your_student/index.html (2016-02-13)
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  • When to Seek Professional Help for Your Student | Counseling and Psychological Services | San Jose State University
    Aid Consultation and Outreach Parents Supporting your Student When to Seek Professional Help for Your Student Training Program Clinical Doctoral Training Clinical Practicum Positions Clinical Pre Doctoral Internships Multicultural Post Doctoral Residency Current Trainees Past Trainees Training Links Peer Student Training A Thousand Stars Mental Health Ambassadors Peers in Pride Suicide Prevention Training Mental Health First Aid Suicide Intervention Training SJSU Home Counseling and Psychological Services Parents When to Seek Professional Help for Your Student When to Seek Professional Help for Your Student MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Facebook Twitter Navigate BACK to Parents Supporting Your Student When to Seek Professional Help for your Student Encouraging Your Student to Seek Help Resources for Parents It is difficult to watch your student struggle through any of the challenges that come with being in college If you notice that your student is having difficulties talk with them to see if it is something they can work through on their own and encourage them to utilize the campus resources You may notice a significant change in your student s mood behavior or routine Many of these changes are a normal part of the developmental growing up process Sometimes when these changes are

    Original URL path: http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/Parents/when_to_seek_help/index.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Training Program | Counseling and Psychological Services | San Jose State University
    MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Facebook Twitter Navigate BACK to Counseling Services Clinical Practicum Positions Clinical Predoctoral Internships Multicultural Postdoctoral Residency Current Trainees Past Trainees A Thousand Stars Mental Health Ambassadors Peers in Pride Training Links Mental Health First Aid Suicide Intervention Training About Us Personal Counseling Educational Counseling Faculty and Staff Parents Training Program Workshops and Groups Counseling and Psychological Services CAPS offers training experiences for graduate students enrolled in doctoral programs in Clinical or Counseling Psychology We offer advanced practicum counselor positions clinical pre doctoral internships and Multicultural Post doctoral Residencies A pertinent goal of the SJSU CAPS Training Program is to provide high quality learning experiences to graduate students and post graduate students in counseling and clinical psychology in preparation for a career in mental health particularly in working with a very diverse university population To help attain this goal the counseling faculty has a strong commitment to supervise teach and mentor our trainees We are proud members of the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies ACCTA a national organization for training programs within university counseling centers Our pre doctoral internship program is recognized as a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Council APPIC Our pre doctoral internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association APA We are committed to training doctoral students for work in a diverse world While the field of psychology as a whole has embraced the importance of multicultural awareness and competence this is a commitment that we reaffirm daily We live and work in the midst of one of the most diverse communities in the world We believe that as important as skills training is it is important to teach that learning never stops As ethical practitioners we are all bound to continue learning from the researchers and

    Original URL path: http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/Training_Program/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Clinical Practicum Positions | Counseling and Psychological Services | San Jose State University
    or fourth year of their doctoral program have an interest in college counseling college student population and will have completed 2 3 practicum placements prior to starting at our agency Responsibilities Responsibilities for practicum counselors vary and depend greatly upon the experience level of the trainee In general practicum counselors do individual group and couple counseling receive supervision attend a weekly trainee seminar participate in weekly clinical meetings perform intakes do weekly paperwork such as writing intakes and case notes and participate in consultation and outreach activities for student groups Practicum counselors are also provided additional training through the in house trainings for all staff and trainees the annual Northern California Training Directors Conference a one day training conference focusing on topics related to college mental health and Multicultural Training Day Salary Range We regret there is no financial stipend for practicum counselors Practicum counselors do receive paid parking Starting Date August 15 2016 Eligibility Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States Application Procedure Our training program for practicum counselors is nine months Practicum counselors are expected to be at CAPS 3 days 24 hours per week additional hours are negotiable Trainees must be available all day 8 00 5 00 on Thursdays and Fridays to attend weekly clinical consultation meetings and training seminar The third day is negotiable The training generally begins around mid August and ends in late May We generally have program accommodations for 2 advanced practicum trainees each year Applicants for our Clinical Practicum Training Program need to submit 1 SJSU Counseling and Psychological Services Practicum Application doc 2 A letter of interest Please be sure to date and sign the letter Electronic signatures are not accepted by HR 3 Transcripts from graduate program Copies are acceptable for application process Originals will be needed if a position offer is made 4 Three recent less than 3 years old and at least 2 from clinical supervisors original recommendation letters Please ask writers to date and sign the letter Electronic signatures are not accepted by HR 5 A curriculum vita indicating the number of face to face individual and group therapy hours provided from previous sites Candidates may obtain the SJSU Counseling and Psychological Services Practicum Application by clicking on the link above Appointments to the University are contingent upon the completion of all documents prior to the start date These documents include all transcripts appropriate recommendations and references completed SC 1 I 9 form background check and other related hire documents We apologize that emailed or faxed application materials cannot be accepted Please mail application materials to San José State University Counseling and Psychological Services Attention Colleen Johnson Ph D One Washington Square SWC 300B San José CA 95192 0035 Applications must be postmarked by February 19 2016 Interview offers will be made to selected candidates It is our hope to make interview offers by mid March Interviews will occur in mid March through early April and will occur on the

    Original URL path: http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/Training_Program/Practicum_Placements/index.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Clinical Predoctoral Internships | Counseling and Psychological Services | San Jose State University
    are Cultural Diversity Training Direct Service and Indirect Service Cultural Diversity This component is considered to be the most important of the training program for interns and is woven throughout all other components Cultural diversity themes appear in individual and group sessions supervision in the outreach programming in which interns take part in the training seminar presentations and in clinical meetings In addition there are many seminar experiences focusing on self awareness of cultural identities Pre doctoral interns participate in two unique experiences fully described below Social Justice and Outreach component and Process Group in Diversity Additionally CAPS hosts an annual one day Multicultural Training Day conference which pre doctoral interns attend Training Seminars Didactic Training Seminar The Training Seminar meets weekly and is co led by one licensed clinician and one Multicultural Post doctoral Resident During the weekly Training Seminar various clinical topics are presented and discussed by faculty at CAPS Common training topics include intervention skills for brief therapy models domestic violence cultural double bind working with specific cultural populations e g ethnic groups international students sexual identity gender identity boundaries multiple relationships and ethical issues suicide and violence assessment professional development e g applying for next training positions preparation for licensure in psychology job interviews eating disorders substance abuse and empirically supported treatments for various presenting concerns and client populations The exact content of the trainings varies based on the needs of the training cohort During the Fall and Spring semesters advanced practicum counselors may be invited to attend select didactic training presentations During the summer months Pre doctoral Interns will receive additional training in the following topics preparing to conduct clinical supervision couple s counseling and other topics deemed developmentally appropriate for the pre doctoral intern cohort Pre doctoral interns will also be required to deliver a training seminar presentation on an area of scholarly inquiry e g dissertation project other current research These summer topics are tailored to the needs of the interns as we fill in gaps in training and move the pre doctoral interns toward readiness for postdoctoral placements Diversity Process Group The Process Group in Diversity is an opportunity for trainees to develop their awareness in diversity through discussion and experiential process Our agency believes that self awareness is vital to the development of the competent practitioner Trainees may be invited to present on their own cultural identity Staff may be invited into the seminar to model sharing about their own unique identity statuses A trainee may be excused from participating in the Diversity Group through consultation with their primary supervisor and Training Coordinator Pre doctoral interns are combined with advanced practicum counselors for this experience It is the Training Committee s philosophy that including a diverse group of individuals including diversity in training levels enriches the discussion in this seminar In order to ensure the emotional safety of trainees information discussed in this seminar is entirely confidential and is not part of the evaluation process Social Justice and Outreach Series The Social Justice and Outreach Series during the Fall semester is led by a licensed clinician Trainees will discuss the role of Psychologists in addressing social justice issues that may prevent or alleviate mental health struggles explore the relationship between social justice and the development of outreach services and programs and may help in developing specialization areas in which they focus their outreach efforts e g LGBT student services cross cultural center international students substance abuse eating disorders and body image suicide prevention Pre doctoral interns are combined with advanced practicum counselors for this experience It is the Training Committee s philosophy that including a diverse group of individuals including diversity in training levels enriches the discussion Pre doctoral interns benefit from learning of the outreach experiences of the Multicultural Post doctoral Residents and may have opportunities to collaborate with the Residents on projects Group on Groups Workshops The Group seminar is led by a licensed clinician The seminar focuses on assisting and supervising trainees as they develop market and co lead therapy groups and psycho educational workshops Pre doctoral interns are required to co lead therapy groups with a staff member or a Multicultural Post doctoral Resident Thus the Post doctoral Residents also attend this seminar to benefit from shared processing of group therapy experiences Information regarding performance in this seminar as well as performance when leading groups and workshops may be provided to the individual supervisor for inclusion in the semester evaluation process Testing and Measurement Seminar The testing and measurement series is led by a licensed Psychologist The seminar is designed to review tests and measures originally introduced in doctoral programs and to emphasize the cultural complexities of interpreting testing data Pre doctoral interns will be required to administer approximately two small batteries and discuss ethical issues in the administration of test instruments and diagnosing This is a small component of the training experience Information regarding clinical skills developed in this seminar may be provided to the individual supervisor for inclusion in the semester evaluation process Supervision Case Consultation Individual 1 1 Supervision CAPS meets or exceeds the supervision requirement in the Board of Psychology s Supervised Professional Experience SPE regulation Each pre doctoral intern will be provided with supervision for at least 10 of the total time worked each week At least two hours per week of individual face to face supervision are provided each week Supervisor assignments for the Fall semester are made by the Training Committee Pre doctoral interns are required to change supervisors during the second semester to obtain a breadth of orientations techniques and styles For the second semester trainees preferences for supervisors are solicited and considered in assignments made by the Training Committee Every effort is made to match requests Group Supervision Group supervision occurs one hour per week Group supervision is led by a licensed clinician Group supervision provides a forum for discussing clinical work and improving clinical skills Group supervision also provides the format for presenting formal case presentations see

    Original URL path: http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/Training_Program/Predoctoral_Internships/index.html (2016-02-13)
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