Training Director/Staff Psychologist

Lewis & Clark College,

Counseling Service
Last Posted:

Thu, Apr 8th, '21


Review of applications will begin on April 26, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Start Date:

Preferred Start/Hire Date: August 2, 2021

Last Updated:

Wed, Apr 28th, '21

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  • Full Time

The Training Director/Staff Psychologist is responsible for coordinating and supervising the Counseling Service training program for graduate students in training to be mental health professionals. This includes providing strategic leadership, planning and evaluation of the training program; coordination of the agency's training team; as well as the annual recruitment, selection, training, supervision and evaluation of student trainees. As staff psychologist, this position provides personal, academic, and crisis counseling to students. The psychologist provides consultation to students, parents/guardians, faculty/staff, as well as to other clinical staff within the Counseling Service. All job duties are executed in a way that promote the department's and college's goals of social and racial justice, equity, and inclusion. This position is part of the Counseling leadership team, and may represent the department on campus committees.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education and the workplace. This will be combined with a comprehensive understanding of the lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ and/or racially and ethnically diverse students, particularly in predominantly white institutions. They will have the skills and experience to provide culturally responsive care and will collaborate with campus and community partners to engage in meaningful advocacy, psycho-educational outreach, and clinical intervention designed to promote student success and well-being. Additionally, this position requires strong generalist clinical skills to assess and intervene with a wide range of presenting student concerns within a time-limited treatment model.

This position is full-time (37.5 hours/week), 10 months/year (August-May)


Located on 137 deeply wooded acres in Portland's southwest hills, Lewis and Clark College offers baccalaureate studies in the arts, humanities, and sciences, and graduate and professional studies in education, counseling, and law. The college enrolls about 3,500 students. In all its endeavors, college faculty and staff vigorously pursue the aims of all liberal learning: to seek knowledge for its own sake and to strengthen civic leadership.  The College's strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. 

Region Description: Lewis and Clark College is located in a wooded, residential area six miles from downtown Portland, Oregon, with the Pacific Ocean 80 miles to the west and Mount Hood and the Cascade Mountains 50 miles to the east. Portland is a beautiful city for work and play, and close to many recreational opportunities.

  • Doctoral degree in psychology or closely related discipline.

  • Licensed as a psychologist in the state of Oregon by the start of employment.

  • Four years post-doctoral clinical experience in mental health setting.

  • Three years experience providing clinical supervision or training.

  • Experience providing clinical services in a college mental health setting.

  • Ability to work effectively with and support the full range of diverse students (e.g., of varying ethnicities, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, national origin, socio-economic status, etc.)

  • Ability to provide mentoring and clinical supervision to graduate students in training.

  • Ability to educate and mentor trainees to advance their awareness and understanding of 1) their own identities; 2) how those identities impact client care; 3) racial, cultural, and other identities of students; 4) how to best support historically marginalized students.

  • Knowledge of issues related to clinical training programs.

  • Ability to develop, organize and supervise a training program.

  • Knowledge of mental health issues affecting college students.

  • Knowledge of counseling theories and techniques and DSM-V.

  • Ability to assess counseling client needs and assign DSM-V diagnoses.

  • Ability to establish effective treatment plans.

  • Ability to seek out consultation when needed to improve clinical services, and integrate feedback from consultation into services.

  • Ability to provide effective personal, academic, career and crisis counseling.

  • Ability to provide effective general consultation to faculty and staff; ability to provide clinical consultation to counseling staff.

  • Self-awareness of how one’s own identities and life experiences impact their counseling strategies and interactions with students.

  • Ability to provide effective outreach programs to students, faculty and staff.

  • Knowledge of ethical codes and legal statutes related to the practice of college mental health.

  • Ability to collaborate closely with a range of staff.

  • Knowledge of limits of competence—as it relates to ability to providing counseling services.


    • Expertise and experience serving BIPOC students, and/or expertise and experience serving LGBTQIA+ students

    • Three years experience providing clinical services in a college mental health setting.

    Commensurate with experience. For benefit-eligible positions, the College offers a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.
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    • Cover Letter

    • Diversity Statement (see application for specific instructions)