Stanford Vaden Health Center – Director of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) (34 views)

Stanford, CA 94301
October 5, 2017

Stanford University seeks an innovative, student-centered leader to serve as Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) of the Vaden Health Center. This is an opportunity for an experienced mental health leader to bring creative and innovative approaches to the challenges facing Stanford’s talented and diverse student community.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of Vaden Health Center, the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) leads an integrated team of more than 30 psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, case managers, and trainees, who work in collaboration with many partners at Vaden, Student Affairs, and across the University. The scope of services includes crisis counseling, individual therapy, medication assessment and management, group therapy, and extensive consultation and outreach activities. CAPS also benefits from a close relationship with the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford School of Medicine. The new Director will see clients about 20-30 percent clinical time.  

The ideal candidate will be a proven leader in mental health with a PhD, PsyD, or MD/DO and have a reputation for being creative and clinically astute. Candidates must possess (or be fully eligible for) California licensure in the respective discipline, and if a psychiatrist, qualified to be Board-certified. S/he will have a minimum of ten years of clinical experience and at least five years in a supervisory or management role in a collegiate mental health service.

Founded in 1885, Stanford University is comprised of seven schools: Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences; Education; Engineering, Graduate School of Business; Humanities and Sciences; Law; and Medicine. In 2016 enrollment totaled 16,336, including 7,032 undergraduates and 9,304 graduate students. 

A principal unit of the Division of Student Affairs at Stanford University, the Vaden Health Center is a freestanding, multidisciplinary ambulatory health care facility dedicated to the health and wellness, both physical and mental, of Stanford undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. For more information, please visit