Columbia University,

Counseling Services, Student Health on Haven
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Fri, Oct 15th, '21


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Start Date:

Fall 2021

Last Updated:

Fri, Oct 15th, '21

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  • Full Time

As a member of the Counseling Services, the psychotherapist provides assessment and clinical care to a diverse population of Columbia University Irving Medical Center students and their dependents as well as supervision to a postdoctoral trainee

  • Facilitation of the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, consultation and referral of students for appropriate care in the support of academic success and retention.
  • Provision of care in an interpersonally and culturally sensitive manner.
  • Documentation of care as prescribed by law and in accordance with best practices.
  • Counseling and providing outreach and education to students.
  • Maintenance of quality assurance and improvement activities.
  • Participation in rotating after-hours on-call, as a back up to a third-party service
  • Provision of urgent assessment during business hours
  • Participation on committees and in team meetings within Counseling Services
  • Performance of a variety of other job related responsibilities as requested


Located in upper Manhattan, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is a hub for premier treatment, research, and education. CUIMC is home to a number of graduate schools in the health sciences (medical, dental, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, public health, nutrition, and lab-based sciences).  Counseling Services provides clinical services to the approximately 4000 students enrolled at the medical center.  Students come from around the country, and the world, to pursue graduate training in their chosen field and we work to meet them as patients themselves so that assessment and treatment provided facilitates academic success and retention.  We also seek to engage students as future healthcare providers, policy makers, and/or researchers.  The average age of students is 26 years.  

  • Doctoral or masters degree in psychology.  Candidates will be licensed in the state of New York
  • Computer literacy required, including word processing, familiarity with electronic scheduling systems or electronic medical records highly desirable
  • Evidence of experience working with severely troubled patients and/or on a psychiatric inpatient unit, or the functional equivalent, is required
  • Demonstrated competence in crisis intervention, assessing need for psychiatric hospitalization, handling psychiatric emergencies, and supervising referral for inpatient care is required
  • Demonstrated excellence in diagnosis, including mastery of diagnostic nomenclature, and in understanding best practices in diagnostic evaluations and time-limited psychotherapy is required
  • Demonstrated excellence in multicultural competency and social justice orientation
  • Experience supervising trainees. 


  • Prior experience with and/or additional training in the psychological care of young adults with the following subspecialties: intersectional identity development, trauma, and/or substance abuse
  • Training and experience in short-term models of treatment
  • Prior experience working in a university mental health service or a comparable healthcare system



Competitive, commensurate with experience. 

Benefits include health insurance, retirement, as well as tuition remission for dependents. 


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