Staff Psychologist

The George Washington University,

Student Health Center
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Mon, Jul 31st, '23


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Mon, Jul 31st, '23

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  • Full Time

The Student Health Center (SHC) at the George Washington University (GW) is a multidisciplinary, integrated, student healthcare service that provides confidential, student centered care in an accessible, safe, culturally sensitive, and supportive environment. The SHC seeks to promote healthy lifestyle choices and to holistically support the physical and emotional well-being of students in order to achieve academic success.

The George Washington University (GWU) is seeking a dedicated and experienced Staff Psychologist to join our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) team. As Staff Psychologist and under the direction of CAPS leadership, you will provide comprehensive mental health services to our student community, including individual and group counseling; crisis intervention; outreach; and consultation. With a commitment to evidence-based, culturally responsive interventions, you will develop and implement treatment plans that align with our Stepped Care model of service delivery and short-term counseling model, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, individualized care.

In addition to clinical responsibilities, as a Staff Psychologist, this position will (1) provide clinical supervision to trainees/unlicensed staff as needed (2) lead a crisis/triage team, and (3) actively collaborate with campus colleagues and student organizations; fostering relationships and programming that enhance the overall well-being of our students.

GWU values an inclusive environment, and we encourage applications from candidates who share our commitment to amplifying student voices, pursuing equity, engaging in transformational collaboration, and supporting learning, innovation, integrity, and respect. This position requires exceptional clinical judgment, familiarity with ethical and legal procedures, and the ability to navigate highly sensitive situations with compassion and professionalism.

Major Responsibilities:

Clinical Services
  • Build and maintain an active clinical caseload, delivering individual and group counseling to a diverse population of students.
  • Create, implement, monitor, and adjust treatment plans that align with evidence-based interventions within a short-term counseling model.
  • Assess, evaluate, and diagnose a wide range of psychological disorders, personal challenges, educational concerns, and career development issues in undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Provide culturally-responsive psychotherapy and demonstrate multicultural competence and interest in working with underrepresented and underserved populations.
  • Work evening and Saturday afternoon hours on the Foggy Bottom Campus and/or Sunday afternoons for triage consultations on the Mount Vernon Campus to accommodate the needs of the student community. Comp/Flex time provided.
  • Provide approachable and accessible resources for faculty, staff, students, families, and community partners regarding effective health promotion and education.
  • Maintain accurate and ethically sound documentation and electronic medical records in compliance with legal and professional standards.
  • Attend training and professional development opportunities to maintain D.C. licensure, be in good standing, and acquire continuing education credits (CEU) as required.
  • Provide supervision and training to trainees at varying levels.
  • Provide on-call crisis support and lead triage on a rotating basis, serving as the designated authority for handling mental health crises within the university community.
  • Participate in and provide educational outreach to students, faculty, or staff as needed, including facilitating workshops and outreach presentations.

The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

The George Washington University is a top nationally recognized institution and is currently the largest employer of higher education in the District of Columbia with students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 120 countries. Our community is as diverse as the many backgrounds and occupations we represent. Enrichment, opportunities, and work/life balance are just some of the rewards of joining our learning community. 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.