Psychologist I- Clinical & Diversity Specialist

Texas A&M University,

Texas A&M Athletic Department
Last Posted:

Mon, Nov 30th, '20


Position will remain open until filled

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Last Updated:

Mon, Nov 30th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Psychologist I – Clinical and Diversity Specialist is responsible for providing culturally informed assessment, short-term counseling, and case management services with student-athletes, including underrepresented racial and ethnic minority student-athletes. Provides outreach and prevention services. Further, this position entails building relationships within the department and providing consultation services that support student-athletes’ mental health and well-being. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.


  • Clinical Services - provides culturally informed clinical assessment, case management, and goal-oriented, short-term counseling to underrepresented student-athletes. Meets ethical obligations for timely documentation of counseling services per State of Texas licensure requirements and Counseling & Psychological Services protocols. Consults with student-athletes, coaches, and Athletics Department staff members about student-athletes that require psychological counseling as needed. Assists when needed in providing Alcohol/Substance Use and Abuse counseling services to student-athletes in accordance with the Athletics Department Substance Abuse Policy. Conducts LD/ADHD screenings and coordinates with Athletics Department Academic Services Staff as needed. Provides crisis counseling services as needed. Engages in counseling related activities including maintaining counseling records, administering and interpreting psychological tests/inventories, making referrals, and managing various organizational and administrative aspects of counseling cases.
  • Clinical Outreach - Coordinates culturally informed outreach and presentations in order to enhance experience of all student-athletes and department staff. Collaborates with other department staff in order to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in order to make a direct impact on our student-athletes.
  • Supervision - Receives ongoing supervision specific to services directed toward student-athletes. May provide clinical supervision for TAMU masters and doctoral degree graduate students in Counseling and Educational Counseling Psychology and adjunct supervision for CAPS doctoral interns.
  • Administration - Seeks consultation from peers and leadership for difficult clinical cases per State of Texas licensure requirements. Participates in continuing education and professional development activities related to the performance of job functions, and maintenance of skills in one’s professional specialty area. Engages in applied research and evaluation activities. Assists with organizational and administrative tasks, as requested.
  • Compliance - Complies with all industry safety and best practice standards. Compliance is a shared responsibility. Maintains continual and thorough familiarity with all applicable NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations. Establishes and ensures communication and enforcement of rules and regulations concerning student-athletes: conduct, appearance, punctuality and other areas as deemed appropriate. Maintains awareness of and supports the diversity and inclusion initiatives of the Athletics Department. Assures and maintains the integrity of the Athletics Department and Texas A&M University in all forms of communication and personal contacts. Performs other duties as assigned.

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Texas A&M Athletics department is committed to building champions through academic achievement, athletic excellence, and national recognition of student-athletes, teams, and programs. We are a proud member of the Southeastern Conference, with more than 650 Texas A&M student-athletes competing at the NCAA Division 1-A level in 20 varsity sports.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or other degree acceptable to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP)
  • One year full-time supervised internship in college or university counseling center or other relevant setting, pre-doctoral internship preferably APA accredited

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Texas as a Licensed Psychologist
  • Become licensed in Texas as a Psychologist within one year from date of employment
  • Must maintain licensure for continued employment

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of sport psychology specific interventions and team dynamics
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental issues of college students, particularly the unique concerns of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority students
  • Pronounced commitment to student success, particularly of racial and ethnic minority students
  • Skills interacting with persons of diverse socio-economic, racial/ethnic, international, and LGBTQ+ backgrounds
  • Demonstrated commitment and skills in developing culturally informed outreach programs/workshops targeting needs of traditionally underrepresented students
  • Commitment to providing culturally informed consultation concerning general mental health concerns and specific student situations
  • Clinical expertise in working with traditionally under-served or marginalized populations and the provision of culturally informed clinical assessment, goal-oriented, short-term treatment, and crisis intervention
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated in oral and written communication
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
  • Adherence to the Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for the relevant Texas State Licensing Board and all relevant laws of the state of Texas
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with college populations, specifically those with multiple marginalized identities, is expected
  • Excellent culturally informed short-term counseling, clinical assessment, crisis intervention skills, outreach, and prevention required
  • Must have good organizational skills
  • Preferred Experience:

    • Experience working with student-athletes and/or professional athletes
    • Experience and interest in providing group services
    • Experience, interest, and skills with outreach, consultation, and support services
    • Demonstrated experience working with marginalized and under-served populations on issues of race/ethnicity and intersectionality
    • Demonstrated experience in developing culturally informed outreach programs/workshops targeting needs of traditionally underrepresented students

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of sport psychology specific interventions



A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume or upon answering the questionnaire you may attach the documents.