Psychologist- Embedded at Stanford Law School

Stanford University,

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Last Posted:

Mon, Apr 19th, '21


Open until filled.

Start Date:

Summer 2021

Last Updated:

Mon, Apr 19th, '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 to provide services for students at Stanford Law School (SLS). 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. This position will be embedded full-time in the law school.

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.  

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.


Provide clinical consultation, crisis intervention and on-call services, individual counseling, group therapy, and outreach programming for the Stanford law student body.  While this position reports to CAPS, this counselor will work almost exclusively with SLS, and will coordinate closely with the SLS Dean of Students and Office of Student Affairs. 


  • Provide a wide range of direct clinical services to law students, and work with faculty and administrators in consultation, outreach, and other collaborative initiatives.
  • Provide comprehensive outpatient mental health services and programs to a diverse law student population.
  • Provide initial clinical consultation and individual brief therapy.
  • Lead therapy groups and clinical workshops.
  • Manage referrals to community providers as indicated.
  • Provide crisis assessment, intervention, and management to students of concern or in crisis; assess need for higher levels of care.
  • Evaluate and respond to emergency situations; provide consultation to the campus for urgent/crisis situations.
  • Work with students requiring higher levels of care, including participation in discharge planning and management of referrals as indicated.
  • Develop educational and wellness programming for law students, and other activities as needed.
  • Participate in CAPS and Vaden Health Center meetings and development activities; complete special projects as assigned.
  • Provide supervision and training for pre and post-doctoral psychology trainees as needed 

*  Other duties may also be assigned

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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-approved training program
  • Completion of an APA-approved internship
  • Minimum of one year of postdoctoral training


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expertise in clinical skills in evaluation, crisis intervention, and case management.
  • Proven ability to interact with diverse constituencies.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (oral and written)


Certifications and Licenses:   Licensed Psychologist in the state of California



Strong preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications and experience:

  • 3 or more years of post-licensure work history and previous experience working in college counseling centers, with a preference for working with professional degree students, particularly law students
  • Work or lived experience with underrepresented minority communities
  • Demonstrated experience in providing care that is rooted in cultural humility and social-justice values

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.