Counseling Psychologist - Interpersonal Violence Specialist

University of California, Santa Barbara,

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Last Posted:

Tue, Oct 24th, '23


11/03/2023, open until filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Oct 24th, '23

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  • Full Time

Interpersonal Violence Psychologist Specialist Psychologist will provide individual therapy to assess the level of pathology and to determine appropriateness of a short-term therapeutic modality for students with serious psychological concerns with a focus on those who are sexual assault, stalking and domestic abuse survivors. Assess for suicidal ideation and provide appropriate crisis intervention services. Conduct culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions. Coordinate care with Student Health and provide on and off campus referrals as needed. Provide consultation to staff, faculty, and students as requested. Develop and deliver psychoeducational programs to address the mental health needs of underrepresented populations, particularly working with sexual assault survivors. Psychologist expected to participate in campus organizations which have a demonstrated commitment to provide individual therapy, group therapy, and to represent CAPS. Also partners with CARE in providing outreach programming. Be able to approach clinical service provision from the perspective of working with survivors of dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Train and supervise staff, interns, practicum students, or peers as appropriate. Maintain current license to practice psychology in the state of California and must continue to meet state requirements for license renewal. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. #LI-KA1 

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Other Minimum Qualifications 

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws and standards of professional conduct.
  • Thorough knowledge of diagnostic / psychological testing methodologies.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Thorough skills associated with conducting complex diagnosis, problem-solving and critical-thinking.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with diverse client groups, members of the medical staff and faculty.
  • Ability to conduct complex analysis, develop and present recommendations and a plan for treatment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions.
  • Experience providing counseling and consultation services related to a variety of traumatic experiences and/or violence.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with survivors of sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience working in a university counseling center.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience providing counseling to communities with intersectional / interlocking identities.
  • Experience providing counseling and consultation services related to race-based trauma and discrimination, and gender- and sexuality-based trauma and discrimination.
  • Experience with crisis intervention and/or coordination.
  • Experience with electronic / medical records systems.

Hiring/Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $97,411.71 to $111,865.26/yr. 


Full Salary Range: Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience; the budget for the position; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the University.  The full salary range for this position is $88,225.26 to $149,422.71/yr.  The budgeted salary that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $97,411.71 to $111,865.26/yr. 



  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited doctoral program- required.

Licensure Requirements

  • License to practice psychology in the State of California or eligible within 6 months- required.