Psychologist (2)

University of South Florida,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Mon, Dec 4th, '17


Initial review of candidates will begin immediately with an application closing date of December 29, 2017

Start Date:

Desired start date February 2018

Last Updated:

Fri, Dec 8th, '17

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  • Full Time

Position Summary:

The USF Counseling Center welcomes applications from motivated and enthusiastic early- and mid-career psychologists to enhance the diversity and resources of our team. Through their contributions, new team members will have the opportunity to shape how the Center strategically interacts with campus constituents in the future. In addition to clinical activities, new team members will also be able to meaningfully add to the Center’s three training programs, the comprehensive group program, and outreach and consultation initiatives.


Clinical Services:

  • Offer culturally competent and evidence-based intake assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, short-term treatment, and referral coordination for USF students presenting with a broad range of concerns and diagnoses
  • Conduct crisis intervention, risk assessment, and safety planning during rotating daytime on-call coverage; no after-hours on-call coverage is required
  • Initiate and authorize involuntary examination (Baker Act) procedures in accordance with statute 394.463, Florida Mental Health Act, when appropriate
  • Contribute to group therapy program, including facilitation of specialty, support, interpersonal process, focused brief therapy, and skill-based groups

Training and Supervision:

  • Provide competency-based individual supervision for trainees in the postdoctoral fellowship program (emphasis in primary care behavior health), the APA-accredited doctoral program, and the Graduate Student Clinician program that attracts graduate students from USF and the Tampa Bay community
  • Facilitate didactic seminars and group supervision for Counseling Center trainees

Outreach and Consultation:

  • Utilize expert knowledge to consult with the USF community regarding topics related to student mental health, safety and well-being
  • Form professional liaison relationships with campus partners to offer enhanced mental health prevention and outreach programming to traditionally underserved students on campus
  • Participate in campus crisis response activities following disruptive events on campus


  • Engage in continuing education and professional development activities
  • Coordinate specific CC programming areas (consistent with interests and expertise)
  • Participate in Student Affairs activities pertinent to student and employee wellbeing, including serving on university committees

The University of South Florida is a large, public 4-year university offering undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral level degrees. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 49,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and is ranked 41st in the nation for research expenditures among all universities, public or private. 

USF is comprised of 14 colleges offering more than 180 undergraduate majors and concentrations—with some of the most populated colleges being USF Health, Arts & Sciences, Business and Engineering. We also have numerous degree programs at the graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. USF prides itself on being a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success.


Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a doctorate in psychology from an accredited college or university, which includes one year of supervised internship experience in professional psychology. This position requires licensure as a psychologist by the State of Florida in accordance with Chapter 490, Florida Statutes.


Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer  two years post-doctoral experience and expereince working with a college student population.

Preferred Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and departments.
  • Clinical experience with culturally diverse groups, specifically international students.  Familiarity with Asian cultures preferred.
  • Experience and comfort working with students presenting with “high risk” difficulties including eating disorders, and/or trauma.
  • Knowledge of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) interventions.
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual abilities.

$60,000 - $67,000 Annual, commensurate with post-doctoral experience as a licensed psychlogist


Apply online by going to the USF Careers website (, completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume.  Please include your experiences as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  Your cover letter and resume must be in one attachment.  Only online applications are accepted for this position.