Clinical/Counseling Therapist (Student Services Professional-Academic Related I) (35 views)

Position Summary

San Diego State University is an academically rich and culturally diverse, urban university that resides on the traditional lands of the Kumeyaay people. With more than 34,000 students, 96 undergraduate majors, award-winning professors, top notch research facilities and a location that serves as a gateway to Latin America and the Pacific Rim, SDSU is a proud Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) that provides students with the tools to expand their knowledge and potential. This cluster hire is meant to prioritize candidates that have a demonstrated record of success in serving and counseling Latinx students and community members. The cluster embraces candidates who have intersectional expertise (e.g., LGBTQIA+, AfroLatinx, Indigenous, students with disabilities, gender identity) within the Latinx community.

Department Summary

The primary mission of Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS) is to provide culturally-responsive services to students and the university community that support and enhance the education of the whole person, as well as nurture a healthy and productive learning-centered campus environment.  All C&PS services are provided and designed to promote academic excellence and retention at SDSU. Counseling & Psychological Services provides, either directly or through collaboration and referral, a variety of counseling services, (e.g., individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, short-term psychotherapy), assessment and evaluation, faculty and staff consultation, and professional training/supervision, consistent with the educational mission of the university.

The Clinical/Counseling Therapist is responsible for the provision of the following: The full range of individual and group psychological services to students from a wide range of diverse backgrounds presenting complex psychosocial, social, personal, and family problems; crisis/suicide intervention and trauma response/debriefing; consultation, prevention education, teaching, and training services to individuals, groups, and departments. The ideal candidates would have experience with counseling a diverse population and the ability to conceptualize intersecting identities of students.

For more information regarding Counseling & Psychological Services, click here.

There are six full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits-eligible, counseling faculty positions, in either 12-month classification or Academic Year classification appointments. They are anticipated to end on or before 6/30/2023, with the possibility of reappointment. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. 

The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

  • A doctorate in behavioral sciences, counseling, psychology, or a related academic field, or a California license as a Psychologist, Marriage & Family Therapist or Clinical Social Worker.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated record of success in serving and counseling Latinx students and community members.
  • Cross-cultural counseling approaches with ethnically and culturally diverse clients and communities. 

Licenses Required

Candidates must possess a California license or be license-eligible to practice Psychology in California (license must be obtained within 18 months of date of hire), or possess a California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, or Professional Clinical Counselor. 

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Experience and clinical effectiveness with cross-cultural counseling approaches and outreach with ethnically and culturally diverse clients and communities and other traditionally underrepresented students.
  • Crisis intervention and trauma response debriefing capabilities.
  • Clinical skills and experience with short-term therapy approaches.
  • Significant knowledge of and experience making discerning judgments regarding complex ethical and legal issues.
  • Previous university counseling center experience or the equivalent.
  • Candidate must have demonstrable respect for diversity and an ability to effectively work from a cross-cultural perspective with people from a wide range of backgrounds and value systems.
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