Trauma Specialist (53 views)

Trauma Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA

Full time

The MIT Medical Student Mental Health and Counseling service seeks a trauma specialist to respond to a growing campus need for additional expertise in responding to race-based trauma in addition to other forms of trauma such as sexual assault, intimate partner violence(IPV), stalking, childhood sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment. 

Will provide individual and group counseling, diagnostic assessment, on-call crisis intervention and management, brief psychotherapy, risk assessments/mandated risk assessments, and long-term community counseling referrals; develop and deliver psycho-educational programs addressing the psychological impact of IPV and sexual violence; and partner with offices across campus charged with coordinating sexual violence education/prevention/response. 


  • Doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D.) in clinical/counseling psychology (LICSW considered)
  • Massachusetts licensure
  • Five years of counseling experience in a college counseling center or multidisciplinary outpatient mental health center
  • Experience working with students who are coping with traumatic stressors related to racism and/or oppression and bias stemming from other forms of intersecting identities
  • Experience with multicultural counseling
  • Demonstrated competence working with diverse campus populations
  • Strong crisis assessment and crisis management skills
  • Ability to work on multidisciplinary teams and collaborate with others
  • Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice
  • Sound judgment and discretion
  • Familiarity with area literature along with demonstrated knowledge of theories regarding racial identity development, multiculturalism, healing from racial trauma, and how such theories may be utilized in a campus setting

Interested candidates may apply online at  Please reference job number 19696.

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