Staff Psychologist

The George Washington University,

Division for Student Affairs
Last Posted:

Thu, Jun 10th, '21



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Thu, Jun 10th, '21

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  • Full Time

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the Colonial Health Center serves as the primary mental health agency for GW students and the entire campus community. Our mission is to support students’ mental health and personal development by collaborating directly with students to overcome difficulties and challenges that may interfere with their academic, emotional, and personal success.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Training & Education, the Staff Psychologist will provide direct clinical services within a culturally competent framework as well as participate in training initiatives and outreach activities, as needed.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Provides clinical services, including individual assessment to determine treatment recommendations, brief counseling interventions, group counseling and referral services.
  • Responsible for coordinating elements of the multi-level APA-accredited training program, including provision of clinical supervision and facilitating seminars. Specifically, this position is responsible for oversight of the doctoral externship in psychology. Also, responsible for consulting with the peer support program, GWListens.
  • Participates in outreach services to meet the mental health needs of the University community, including academic support programs, educational workshops, personal skill development groups, consultation and training programs for faculty and staff. May also conduct crisis interventions and debriefings as necessary.

The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.


The George Washington University, an independent academic institution chartered by the Congress of the United States in 1821, dedicates itself to furthering human well-being. The University values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas. The George Washington University, centered in the national and international crossroads of Washington, D.C., commits itself to excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge. To promote the process of lifelong learning from both global and integrative perspectives, the University provides a stimulating intellectual environment for its diverse students and faculty. By fostering excellence in teaching, the University offers outstanding learning experiences for full-time and part-time students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in Washington, D.C., the nation, and abroad. As a center for intellectual inquiry and research, the University emphasizes the linkage between basic and applied scholarship, insisting that the practical be grounded in knowledge and theory. The University acts as a catalyst for creativity in the arts, the sciences, and professions by encouraging interaction among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the communities it serves. The George Washington University draws upon the rich array of resources from the National Capital Area to enhance its educational endeavors. In return, the University, through its students, faculty, staff, and alumni, contributes talent and knowledge to improve the quality of life in metropolitan Washington, D.C.


Qualified candidates will hold a Doctorate degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of relevant experience. Licensed in Washington, D.C. or eligibility for Washington D.C. clinical licensure within six months of hire.

  • Supervised internship or equivalent experience, to include clinical assessment, counseling and crisis intervention, with a diverse college-age population
  • Experience providing clinical supervision, and interest in the training of student para-professionals and graduate students in the mental health disciplines
  • Well-developed public speaking skills; interest and comfort in providing outreach and consultation to groups
  • Knowledge and experience with multicultural theory and research, and the application of such research to college counseling center work

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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