Mental Health Provider

Yale University,

Yale University
Last Posted:

Wed, Feb 17th, '21


Open until filled

Start Date:

Open until filled

Last Updated:

Wed, Feb 17th, '21


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.


General Purpose:  The Embedded Mental Health Provider supports graduate and professional students at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) and Yale Law School (YLS) by providing psychotherapy and therapeutic interventions for students. The provider will work in an office situated half time at the School of the Environment and half time at the Law School to ease student access to mental health treatment. The provider will be available for same-day appointments, and to provide intervention and support to students in need. They will work with students to arrange appropriate ongoing care or resources. Leadership at YSE or YLS may also connect them to students for consultation regarding matters at the Schools. As this role is to enhance student access to services through proximity, evening and weekend availability is expected. The provider will need to work closely with the YSE and YLS leadership teams to form a collaborative relationship to support student mental health. The position reports to the Director of Mental Health & Counseling, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at YSE and the Associate Dean at YLS. This position is a full time, 10-month position (August 1 – May 31) for a fixed duration period of three years.


The Embedded Mental Health Provider may provide individual therapy and/or group therapy for YSE and YLS students. They can assess and diagnose mental illness. They provide culturally competent treatment to patients of varied racial/ethnic identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual/gender identities. They will serve as liaison to patients, families, and clinical staff on issues and programmatic initiatives pertaining to psychological services. They serve as a liaison to related resources across the Yale community and develop and deliver outreach programs to the YSE and YLS student communities. They adhere to psychology code of ethical conduct and abide by laws affecting the practice of psychology.


Additional responsibilities include: Respond to acute or urgent need of YSE and YLS graduate and professional students. Plan and coordinate individual and group therapy. Participate in the development of short-term patient treatment, in collaboration with the Mental Health & Counseling department. Provide psychological services to patients of differing cultural backgrounds, identity configurations, and genders. Provide mental health emergency coverage. Interact with internal contacts such as patients, clinicians, social workers and other medical staff, and administrators with regard to clinical programs and program development. Interact with external contacts such as outpatient therapists, residential treatment centers, and other mental health institutions. Respond to requests for support from the Yale School of the Environment and Yale Law School leadership teams.


Successful candidates will be dedicated mental health professionals who are stimulated by the idea of working with a unique and diverse student population. Yale University is a vibrant and energetic environment that values collaboration and initiative and is looking for candidates who want to be an integral part of the Yale University and Yale Health community. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their education and experience, to the diversity and excellence of the Yale community. Yale Health is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home.


Please provide a cover letter with your application.



Required Education and Experience:  Master’s degree in Social Work and two years’ experience post licensure providing clinical care; or Ph.D in Clinical or Counseling Psychology; or Psy.D.


Required Licenses or Certifications Licensure as required in the State of Connecticut.




Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.


We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.