As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
The Counseling Center embraces diversity as a core value and has a commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. We encourage one another to engage in difficult conversations about privilege, equity, and unconscious bias. We honor global, multicultural perspectives and uphold social justice values. We seek staff who have demonstrated commitment to supporting and empowering individuals from underrepresented and marginalized communities in order to promote student retention and success. We welcome creativity and a pro-active approach in designing interventions that will facilitate the wellbeing of our diverse student body, especially those belonging to groups traditionally underserved by the mental health care system. Clinicians who identify with communities who have been historically marginalized within systems of higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
The UW Counseling Center has an outstanding opportunity for multiple Counseling Center Therapists and Psychologists
Psychologists and therapists provide counseling, crisis and outreach services to a diverse population of enrolled UW Seattle students, to enhance their personal and academic success and ameliorate barriers to that success. They also provide professional consultation to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance an inclusive campus climate for student success. They will also supervise the clinical work of doctoral psychology interns.
This position involves daily intense contact with diverse UW students in psychological or academic distress. Assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and appropriate referrals – on and off campus – will be required. Ability to effectively work with underserved students is necessary. This position serves as counselor-on-duty for some portion of the week, requiring excellent crisis intervention skills. This position may provide clinical supervision for doctoral psychology interns in clinical or counseling psychology, requiring expertise in supervision models and a good understanding of risk management issues.
Psychologists and Therapists will provide consultation to a variety of departments and constituents on campus, including LiveWell, Career and Internship Center, Residential Life, Disability Resources for Students, Hall Health, Academic Advisors, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, and UWPD. The person will be part of an interdisciplinary team designed to enhance the mental health of UW students and create a healthier campus climate and to respond to mental health crises.
Provide clinical counseling for individual, group, and couple therapy to currently-enrolled UW students, including initial intake assessments and referral.
Outreach and Prevention Services
Provide educational outreach presentations to student groups, faculty and staff as requested.
Teaching and Supervision
Provide individual clinical supervision of doctoral psychology interns and/or teach training seminars on topics of expertise and interest, e.g., working with international students.
Assess and intervene when students present in crisis, with problems of a complex or threatening nature.
Provide professional consultation to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance an inclusive campus climate for student success.
Serve on departmental and campus committees and engage in continuing education opportunities to keep current in the field, including maintaining clinical license to practice in Washington
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
• Masters degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy, possess a LMHC, LICSW or LMFT by start date
•Doctoral Degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, and licensed as a psychologist in Washington by start date
• Completion of a graduate program accredited by APA, CACREP, CSWE or COAMFTE.
• Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy and counseling, crisis management, and psychoeducation
• Experience and interest in conducting outreach and preventive programming for students
• Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups
• Two years of experience providing mental health counseling, preferably in a university or college counseling center
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Interest in engaging in the typical tasks of a university counseling center, including short-term counseling, group counseling, crisis work, referral provision, outreach, consultation with campus and supervision of trainees.
• Able to work independently and on a team
• Able to problem-solve, handle sensitive information and difficult situations tactfully and confidentially
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
• Experience providing counseling to one or more of the following populations: Black students, Latinx students, Native American students, Middle Eastern students, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and non-binary students
• Experience in clinical supervision of trainees
• Two years post-licensure in the state of Washington or another jurisdiction
• Bilingual or multilingual
• Experience and interest in providing group counseling
• Experience working with substance use in counseling