Staff Psychologist/Supervisor- with a Focus on Serving BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Students (30 views)

Position Information 

Student Counseling Services (SCS) is seeking a Doctoral level psychologist to provide individual and group counseling to students, administrative oversight of advanced-level clinical training, and outreach and programming to the University community, including consultation to staff and faculty regarding student mental health and academic issues. As a member of the training program team, this position will work closely with the Training Director and the Practicum Coordinator. This position may also work closely with the Diversity Liaison Counselor, SCS Outreach team, and other SCS staff to build and sustain campus liaison relationships and coordinate training for graduate students. 

Primary Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide personal counseling services via time-limited individual and group modalities that supports emotional, academic, and career development of students, with particular focus on Black/African American, Indigenous/First Nations, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multi-racial and other students of color, international students, and/or LGBTQIA+ students.
  • Coordinate advanced training for graduate students in mental health programs, including facilitating didactic seminars and providing clinical supervision
  • Provide intake and crisis intervention services
  • Provide assessment and diagnostic services related to developing effective treatment plans and making appropriate referrals of student clients
  • Serve as an advocate and as a liaison in the referral of students to on- and off-campus resources.
  • Provide consultation services for students, faculty, parents and staff related to psychological issues.
  • Conduct and collaborate on psycho-educational workshops and preventive outreach for students, faculty and staff, particularly focused on the mental health needs of historically underrepresented student groups.
  •  Other duties as assigned

More About the Position: 

We seek candidates with evidence of training, expertise, commitment, and sustained engagement in working with Multiracial/BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ students towards their personal development, well-being, and academic success, through culturally responsive individual, group and community interventions. Candidates must also demonstrate commitment to supporting the development and growth of clinicians-in-training in the area of culturally responsive interventions. The staff psychologist/supervisor will have the skills and experience in therapy, consultation and outreach to provide culturally responsive care and will collaborate with campus and community partners to engage in meaningful psycho-educational outreach to promote student success and well-being. 

Additionally, this position requires strong, generalist clinical skills to assess and intervene with a wide range of presenting student concerns within a time-limited treatment model. The mental staff psychologist/supervisor conducts initial assessments, group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, risk assessment, consultation and referrals. Service provision includes face-to-face and tele-mental health services to students regarding problems relating to stress, developmental issues, career, academics, interpersonal concerns, trauma and other mental health concerns.

We are committed to hiring and retaining our staff to more fully reflect the diversity of our student body and the society at large. Members of historically underrepresented groups in mental health professions are strongly encouraged to apply. 

At SCS, we recognize and acknowledge that emotional well being concerns are impacted by social forces in the world related to power and privilege, colonization, discrimination, stereotypes, bias, and all forms of marginalization and oppression. We identify that these forms of oppression are pervasive and institutionalized and often go unacknowledged. This lack of acknowledgement can leave impacted individuals and communities feeling alone, voiceless, and invalidated. Additionally, we identify the multiple ways in which the mental health field has harmed and, in some cases, continues to harm people from various marginalized identities. 

Our staff and trainees actively work to address these forms of oppression in a culturally affirming manner and consider the impact of oppression for students who seek services at SCS. We continue to address this work from an empowerment and advocacy framework. 

We have additional information about our work on our website: https://counseling.umn.edu/diversity-statement 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology.
  • Independent licensure as a social worker, psychologist, professional counselor, or marriage & family therapist in Minnesota or able to obtain Minnesota license prior to the first day of employment
  • Minimum two years experience providing clinical services in mental health settings.
  • Evidence of sustained pursuit of knowledge and experience working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated experience providing culturally-informed clinical services to diverse and traditionally under-served student groups (e.g. BIPOC/Multicultural, LGBTQIA+, international students, first generation students).
  • Interest in engaging fully in the typical work of a college counseling center, including short-term counseling, group counseling, crisis work, outreach, consultation, and training.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience providing clinical supervision to graduate clinicians-in-training.
  • Program coordination or comparable administrative experience

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience providing clinical services in a college mental health setting.
  • Experience and interest in providing group counseling, including both process oriented and skill building groups.
  • Completion of APA accredited internship in a college counseling center
  • Training and experience in therapeutic psychological assessment
  • Vocational, career, or academic counseling or coaching experience
  • Two or more years of experience providing clinical supervision to graduate clinicians-in-training
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