Senior Staff Therapist/Psychologist (multiple positions)

The University of Texas at Dallas,

Student Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Wed, Oct 27th, '21


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Start Date:

As soon as possible

Last Updated:

Wed, Oct 27th, '21

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  • Full Time

The University of Texas at Dallas Student Counseling Center (SCC) is seeking full-time counseling providers (e.g., psychologist, LPC, LCSW). 

UT Dallas and SCC are committed to creating an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes social justice, cultural safety and humility, belonging, and the values and goals outlined in SCC’s Diversity statement As such, SCC counselors are expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with a diverse community of students and colleagues.

Primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Individual and group psychotherapy within a brief therapy model
  • Initial evaluations, outreach, workshops, and consultation
  • Clinical supervision and trainings for practicum therapists and doctoral interns
  • Crisis intervention

Experience/Expertise in one of the following is desired (please note which in your Cover Letter): 

  • Specialization and experience in working with students holding marginalized identities, specifically Black and Latinx community: providing mental health services and identity-based support to UTD’s diverse student population.
  • Specialization in working with API students: providing consultation and liasonship with campus and community partners regarding services for Asian and Pacific Islander (API) students, as well as should hold substantial experience providing mental health services to these populations; preference is given to those who hold fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Korean, Malay or Arabic.
  • Passion in university counseling, including enjoying the richness of diverse experiences in helping in coordination and oversight of Clinical, Outreach, or Training programming (e.g. Groups Coordinator; Outreach Coordinator; SA/IPV support services Coordinator).
  • Practicum Training Coordinator – provide supervision and training to doctoral and master’s practicum therapists and coordinate/oversee the practicum training program.
  • Case manager/Care for higher acuity students: Providing counseling, consultation, and case management of crisis/higher acuity clients. This position will include provision of risk assessment, crisis intervention, and care coordination for students with complex care needs, as well as psychoeducation and referrals to campus/community resources. Preference is given to candidates with expertise in managing client care, working with a multidisciplinary team, and knowledge around campus/community resources.
  • Specific university counseling center experience: Experience and interest in working with marginalized students, LGBTQ+ students and exploration of gender identity, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and/or post traumatic stress disorder in a university setting and/or brief therapy model.

 The University of Texas at Dallas, a public institution serving 21,000 undergraduates and 8,500 graduate students, is a rising research powerhouse with eight schools and more than 140 academic programs including top-ranked programs in business, engineering, science, audiology, and arts and technology. The campus community is enriched by a commitment to the arts, service-learning opportunities, and an athletics program with new esports teams. The UTD community is made up of a diverse student population, including 20% international students, a large LGBTQ+ community, and one of the top schools serving neurodiverse students. The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to fostering an inclusive community where all individuals are valued and engaged. In 2019, the University was identified as an LGBTQ-Friendly campus and awarded 5/5 stars by Campus Pride Index. Located in Richardson, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the University benefits from the cultural and business opportunities offered in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. 

UT Dallas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


The University of Texas at Dallas is located in Richardson, Texas 18 miles north of downtown Dallas. The university is situated in the heart of the Silicon Prairie, home to more than 600 telecommunications and advanced technology firms. The campus is located on approximately 500 acres; another 468 acres is devoted to Synergy Park, an industrial park adjacent to the campus.
UTD is an EEO/AA employer

The UTD Counseling Center serves a multicultural student body of approximately 27,000 students, 35% being graduate students with 24% international students. UTD is a part of the University of Texas System.

Region Description:

The DFW Metroplex is the nation’s 9th largest metropolitan area and is ranked the #2 metropolitan area in the United States (behind Silicon Valley) with the strongest high-tech economy. More than 600 advanced technology firms are located here - the highest concentration in of technology firms in the Western hemisphere.

  •  Master’s degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Clinical Social Work from an accredited program and clinical independent licensure in the state of Texas before start date; OR doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited Program and licensure as a psychologist within the first year of employment 
  •  1 year of related experience
  •  Demonstrated experience providing services to members of marginalized populations
  •  Commitment to equity and inclusion of people of diverse, intersecting identities
  •  Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a multidisciplinary team of professionals
  •  Strong clinical skills and ability to maintain up to date and accurate documentation
  • Licensed in Texas 
  • Previous experience in a university/college setting 
  • Interest and experience in providing supervision and training to practicum therapists and/or doctoral interns from a relational, use-of-self, and social justice model 
  • Preference is given to candidates who have experience providing services to diverse populations, such as, but not limited to BIPOC students, international students, neurodiverse students, and LGBTQ+ community. 
  • Bilingual 

Salary is commensurate with licensure status and experience level. The positions are associated with full health and other staff benefits, including sick and vacation days, professional development time, and professional funds.


  • Cover letter that must include:
  • 1. How you see yourself contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion values within the SCC.

    2. Your particular areas of expertise that you would bring to the position (please specify if interest/experience aligns with preferred areas of experience as noted above, or other areas of experience/expertise that would contribute to SCC)

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)/resume  
  • Contact information for three professional references with at least one reference being a current or former manager/supervisor (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)

Questions about the position may be directed to: 

Jenna Temkin, PsyD, Director 

Student Counseling Service 

University of Texas at Dallas