Advanced Mental Health Resident

Virginia Commonwealth University,

University Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Apr 27th, '21


Open until filled

Start Date:

August 10, 2021

Last Updated:

Wed, May 5th, '21

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  • Full Time

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) invites applications for two, one-year, full time, Advanced Mental Health Residents to join the staff of University Counseling Services (UCS) in the Division of Student Affairs. These positions entail working closely with undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on the Monroe Park Campus (MPC) or the Medical Campus (MCV). One position will be housed at the MPC and one position will be housed on the MCV campus. General duties include initial consultation, individual therapy, crisis work including on-call coverage, and consultation with university faculty and staff. Additional duties may include group therapy, provision of supervision, and outreach. Supervision by a licensed senior staff professional will be provided. Application review will begin March 5, 2021, and the position is open until filled. To apply, electronically please submit your letter of interest, current vita, and three letters of reference. 


At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.


A successful candidate would have earned a doctorate in psychology or a master’s degree in social work by start date. Completed a supervised clinical internship or work equivalent experience. Psychology applicants must have graduated from APA-accredited programs and have completed APA-accredited internships. ABD candidates will be considered. Additionally, the position requires evidence of strong clinical skills, excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication, the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary counseling center team, and demonstrated commitment to multicultural competence.Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.


Experience across the general duties listed for these positions. Experience in a university counseling center.



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