Staff Psychotherapist – Embedded at the School of Engineering

University of Virginia,

Department of Student Health, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Last Posted:

Wed, Jul 8th, '20


Open until filled.

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Last Updated:

Wed, Jul 8th, '20


Staff Psychotherapist – Embedded at the School of Engineering

The University of Virginia's Department of Student Health, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), is seeking to hire a skilled and multiculturally competent, full-time mental health professional for the position of Staff Psychotherapist – Embedded in the School of Engineering. The Staff Psychotherapist – Embedded is a staff member of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and joins another CAPS staff member already housed within UVA’s School of Engineering. This position will work closely with both CAPS and School of Engineering personnel to maintain a CAPS presence at the School of Engineering.

The successful candidate will provide culturally-informed counseling services to undergraduate and graduate engineering students as well as collaborate with School of Engineering faculty, staff and administrators to provide outreach and consultation. Competitive candidates will have experience working with multicultural populations, including but not limited to first generation college students, international students, African-American/Black students, Latinx students, Asian/Asian-American students and/or LGBTQ+ students. Experience with neurodiverse populations is preferred.

Job responsibilities include providing triage, diagnostic and developmental assessments, brief psychotherapy, group therapy, and crisis services. In addition, the position involves making referrals to and coordinating care with CAPS psychiatric providers as well as facilitating referrals for students wishing to connect with psychological and psychiatric services in the community. This position may also provide supervision and didactic seminars to trainees in CAPS’ APA-accredited doctoral internship in Health Service Psychology.

Minimum Qualifications
•    Licensed as a mental health professional in the Commonwealth of Virginia (or license-eligible; must be licensed within six months of hire)
•    Masters in Counseling or Social Work or PhD/PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or a related mental health field
•    At least four years of professional experience providing psychotherapy to late adolescents and/or adults
•    Knowledge and competency in culturally informed therapeutic approaches
•    Experience with brief models of psychotherapy
•    Crisis management skills, including experience with risk assessment, safety planning and hospitalization
•    Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team

Preferred Experience
•    Experience working on a college or university campus
•    Leading psychotherapy groups
•    Providing outreach, including experience developing presentations and speaking to diverse audiences
•    Supervising therapists-in-training
•    Experience working with neurodiverse populations (e.g., ADHD, autism spectrum, learning disorders, etc.)

Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Requested materials include a cover letter, a complete resume, and a list of three references which provides their complete names, addresses, telephone, and e-mail addresses. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and drug and health screen. PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0014414.‘ PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA

APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, search for 'R0014414,' complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents must be uploaded in the "Resume" box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.