Stanford University,

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Last Posted:

Tue, Apr 6th, '21


Open until filled

Start Date:

Summer 2021

Last Updated:

Tue, Apr 6th, '21

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  • Full Time

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), part of Vaden Health Center at Stanford University, invites applicants for the position of Staff Psychologist. CAPS is a college mental health clinic with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who are dedicated to the pursuit of clinical excellence, organizational diversity, and social justice. Vaden Health Center is within the Division of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning, fosters community engagement, and empowers students and staff to thrive.


To provide clinical consultation, crisis intervention and on-call services, individual counseling, group therapy, and outreach programming for Stanford’s diverse student community; and to provide supervision and training for psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows.


  • Providing a wide range of direct clinical services to Stanford students, including:
    • Initial clinical assessments and individual brief therapy
    • Therapy groups and clinical workshops
    • Crisis response, evaluations, and interventions for students with urgent needs
    • Care management consultations, including assessment of need for higher levels of care and management of referrals to community providers when indicated
  • Working with campus staff, administrators, and faculty for consultation and outreach needs including:
    • Consultation and direct support for urgent campus mental health needs or crises 
    • Clinical outreach services through participation in community programming
    • Liaison relationships with community centers and other campus entities
  • Providing primary clinical supervision of psychology pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows, and supporting training needs for psychiatry residents.
  • Conducting seminars and clinical rotations for trainees and staff
  • Participating in CAPS and Vaden Health Center meetings and development activities
  • Completing special projects as assigned.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Stanford University is nestled just 30 miles south of San Francisco, California. Recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions, Stanford University offers its students a remarkable range in both academic and extracurricular activities. Stanford attracts some of the brightest and gifted students from around the world. Stanford is a global educational institution for 15,870 students with approximately 6980 undergraduate students and 8897 graduate students. Nearly all 50 states and approximately 67 countries are represented among our diverse geographic and international student body.

Region Description:

Stanford University, located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions for the betterment of humanity and for preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

To foster the talents and aspirations of our 10,000 staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.


Education & Experience:

  • PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited training program
  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship
  • Minimum of one year of postdoctoral training 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Clinical expertise in evaluation, crisis intervention, therapy, and care management
  • Proven ability to support diverse constituencies.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Licensed Psychologist in the state of California

Strong preference will be given to candidates with 3 or more years of post-licensure work history and previous experience working in college counseling centers, and one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Expertise in the treatment of Eating Disorders, and/or
  • Work or lived experience relevant to serving one or more of the following student communities:
    • Black/African-American
    • Indigenous/Native American 
    • Muslim 
    • First-generation/low-income 
    • Students with disabilities 

Commensurate with experience


Qualified applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter that specifically addresses their contributions to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as their commitment to life-long learning and excellence in clinical care.

The successful candidate will have a deep commitment to cultural humility and equity. They will be able to showcase a history of working across diverse identities (including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, and ability status) and demonstrate their commitment to inclusivity. The candidate will have a working understanding of the strengths of diverse students as well as an awareness of the role that systems play in privileging certain groups of students while marginalizing others. Finally, the successful candidate will have the skills to provide culturally sensitive care.