Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California San Francisco,

Student Health and Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Apr 9th, '21


May 14, 2021 or until position is filled.

Start Date:

Targeted start date of July 1, 2021

Last Updated:

Fri, Apr 9th, '21

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  • Full Time

Under close supervision, the Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow position provides psychological services for UCSF students and scholars and dependents enrolled with the Student Health Insurance Plan on a wide variety of presenting concerns.  All UCSF students are post-graduate, health professions students.  The individual will provide assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling.  Consult regularly with Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) primary care providers about psychological factors affecting students' well-being and health.  The position is part of the SHCS integrated care model of care delivery.  Designs and implements psycho-educational programming and outreach programs to address a range of student needs. Consults with faculty and staff on issues relevant to student educational performance, emotional well-being and psychological functioning. Provide culturally relevant psychological services to diverse student population, including but not limited to students within the Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) community. 

The Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow will be acquiring the skills and knowledge in profession and may be obtaining hours for licensure or certification in a behavioral health counseling field.

Please note: This is a full-time one-year contract position starting from the date of hire.


The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Student Health and Counseling Services

UCSF Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) offers primary care, mental health counseling, psychiatry services, outreach programming for both physical and mental health topics, travel health services, nursing triage, and health insurance support services for all UCSF students with the overall goal of supporting students’ personal and academic success.

  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
  • Completed a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited academic program prior to the program start date
  • Acquiring knowledge associated with clinical counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards
  • Basic knowledge of electronic/medical records systems
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and ethical standards associated with profession
  • Acquiring knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches
  • Professional-level writing, training, and presentation skills and experience
  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to identify when to escalate issues and situations to senior providers
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with diverse client group

Note: Physical/health screening required.

  • Cultural competence in working with students from diverse backgrounds including those who are ethnic and racial minorities; lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender; international, differently-abled, religiously diverse, of varying ages, of varying socio-economic statuses
  • Completed an APA accredited internship program prior to the program start date
  • Clinical training & experience in substance abuse assessment and treatment
  • Mediation/conflict-resolution skills