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Tue, Apr 16th, '24


5/06/2024 or until position filled

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Tue, Apr 16th, '24

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  • Full Time

Under the direction of the Director or designee and with an in-depth understanding of the professional field, the Psychologist independently performs diagnosis and psychotherapy on a full range of cases. Provides individual therapy to assess the level of pathology and to determine appropriateness of a short-term therapeutic modality for students with serious psychological concerns. Assesses for suicidal ideation and provides appropriate crisis intervention services. Conducts culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions. May consult with senior specialist/manager on highly complex issues. 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 cultural and mental health needs of underrepresented populations. Psychologist expected to participate in campus organizations which have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural issues. Be able to approach clinical service provision from a cultural perspective. Provides clinical guidance and oversight to other professional staff. 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. Flexible hours within a 40-hour workweek will be considered.


Department Profile

The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to assist Student Affairs and the University in helping the student body achieve academically, socially, and personally through culturally responsive mental health services. CAPS is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment to ensure that all students remain psychologically healthy in pursuit of their goals. We value Inclusion, Collaboration, Compassion, and Impact. Our objective is to help in the creation and maintenance of a healthy campus environment. We educate, support, advocate and help foster a culture of acceptance and appreciation of human differences. Working at UC means being part of this vibrant institution that shines a light on what is possible. People make UC great, and UC recognizes your contributions by making this a great place to work. Excellent retirement and health are just one of the rewards. Learn more about the benefits of working at UC and why You Belong at UC.
  • Thorough knowledge associated with providing evaluation, diagnosis and psychotherapy services.
  • 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 group, members of the medical staff and faculty.
  • Ability to conduct complex analysis and develop and present recommendations and course of treatment.
  • Knowledge of electronic / medical records systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions.
  • Computer literacy.

Experience working in a university counseling center.

Demonstrated knowledge or experience providing counseling to communities with intersectional / interlocking identities.

Experience with crisis intervention and/or coordination.


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 range the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $97,411.71 to $114,102.75/yr.



  • PhD 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.