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The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.
PYSCHOLOGICAL & WELLNESS SERVICES (PAWS) has an outstanding opportunity for a STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST. This individual will provide on-campus mental health counseling services for UW Tacoma students both in-person and remotely; mental health consultations, outreach workshops, and developmental programming; and provide clinical supervision and training to pre-doctoral interns and advanced doctoral students in clinical and counseling psychology. As part of those responsibilities, the person in this role will provide individual assessment and therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy, as well as crisis intervention to UWT students. This includes:
- Conducting individual, group, and couple psychotherapy, conceptualizing and utilizing psychological theory and research findings in case formulation and treatment planning.
- Providing outpatient, routine and crisis mental health assessment for University of Washington Tacoma students.
- Formulating treatment goals for mental health outpatients and making effective referrals to appropriate healthcare resources after assessment.
- Planning and conducting evidence-based, collaborative, psycho-educational programs on mental health issues.
- Communicating with other professionals about case conceptualization and management when collaborating in the care of a client.
- Providing consultation to faculty and staff regarding mental health issues with students;
Participating in the development of counseling policies, forms, and procedures.
- Maintaining accurate records in a timely fashion.
- Participating in data collection and analysis related to counseling center usage.
- Providing clinical supervision and didactic training to doctoral psychology interns and practicum trainees, completion of supervision evaluations, write letters of recommendation and other professional development for trainees (as appropriate) and provide feedback to training director about trainee performance.
- Developing community resources, including referral sites;
- Performing all duties in a manner consistent with the Revised Code of Washington, Washington Administrative Code, and the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
- Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from APA accredited program. Pre-doctoral internship must have been completed in an APPIC-registered facility.
- License eligible as a psychologist in WA State. If licensed in another U.S. jurisdiction, must obtain WA State licensure within six months of hire. If unlicensed, must obtain WA State licensure within 1 year.
- Experience in providing outpatient, mental health treatment with adults of all ages and late adolescents.
- Experience in working with clinical complexity.
- Experience in providing graduate-level clinical supervision and/or graduate-level clinical training.
- Experience with, and strong commitment to, serving an ethnically and culturally diverse population.
- Some scheduling flexibility is required.
- Must work physically on campus with students in person and remotely.
- Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
- Minimum of two years of clinical experience as a licensed psychologist is strongly preferred.
- APA-accredited internship preferred.
- A minimum of one year experience in a university counseling center (can include predoctoral internship/residency year).
- Experience and interest in the following areas related to students, issues typically addressed, and methods/orientations utilized by PAWS staff: LGBTQ, international, first-generation college students, low-SES, BIPOC students, domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma, suicide prevention, substance/alcohol abuse, eating disorders, ADHD, couples therapy.
Competence in short-term therapies, a broadly-based relational/developmental approach; interest and experience in work with non-traditional students; experience and interest/expertise in psychological assessment, development and facilitation of psycho-educational and therapeutic groups.