Psychologist (Arlington and Fairfax Campuses) (175 views)

Arlington, VA 22201
April 13, 2020

Psychologist (Arlington and Fairfax Campuses)

The George Mason University, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Department invites applicants for the position of Staff Psychologist. George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services seeks a full-time, experienced Psychologist (1.0 FTE, with benefits). The psychologist will spend 50% of their time on the Arlington campus assisting law school students, and 50% of their time on the Fairfax campus working with our general student population.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Counseling and Psychological Services promotes the emotional growth, well-being, and academic success for a diverse student body. CAPS provides culturally sensitive mental health and learning services, prevention programming and outreach, and training for emerging mental health professionals.


  • Provides full range of clinical services including individual and group counseling, initial consultations, crisis intervention including after-hours consultation, and case management services;
  • Provides consultation services to students/faculty/staff/family/others; 
  • Provides prevention, community education and outreach programming; 
  • Participates in training activities such as providing individual supervision, co-leading and supervising therapy groups, providing trainee seminars, and contributing in the trainee selection processes;
  • Coordinates referrals between CAPS and university or community service providers;
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively with other mental health professionals on CAPS’ multidisciplinary staff and other university departments and organizations;
  • Maintains current, accurate and timely clinical documentation in accordance with state and federal law, professional ethics, and CAPS policies; reviews client records to determine progress, effectiveness, and appropriateness of treatment services offered;
  • Attends and participates in departmental and division meetings and staff development programs as assigned;
  • Participates on CAPS and university committees as assigned; and 
  • Additional duties as assigned; omission of specific duties does not preclude supervisor from assigning specific duties not listed above if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D in Clinical or Counseling Psychology; 
  • Graduation from an APA accredited doctoral program and completion of APA accredited internship;
  • Licensure as a Psychologist in Virginia or must obtain license in Virginia within 4 months of hire;
  • Experience with brief psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and evidence of multicultural competence and experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with three or more years of post-licensure, professional experience are strongly preferred;
  • Experience providing services to graduate or law students; 
  • At least one year of experience providing mental health services to college students or late adolescents;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume clinical setting with clients presenting in acute distress;
  • Experience providing clinical consultation with campus and/or key stakeholders; 
  • Experience providing clinical supervision. 

Special Instructions to Applicants: 
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA04HZ at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. For questions, candidates may email Nina Joshi, Office Manager, at

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.