Licensed Psychologist or LCSW

Columbia University,

Mental Health Services, Student Health Services
Last Posted:

Mon, Aug 7th, '17


Rolling - applications will be considered as they come in.

Start Date:

Fall 2017

Last Updated:

Mon, Aug 14th, '17

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  • Full Time

As a member of Mental Health Services, the Full Time Staff Psychologist or Social Worker provides direct clinical services, including crisis intervention, diagnostic assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, triage assessment and outreach, to a diverse population of Columbia University Medical Center students. Responsibilities include:       

- Evaluation, diagnosis, brief treatment, consultation, crisis intervention and referral of students in the support of academic success and retention

- Provision of crisis intervention in urgent situations

- Provision of triage evaluation via telephone contact with students who request Mental Health Service appointments

- Provision of care in an interpersonally and culturally sensitive manner

- Documentation of care as prescribed by law and in accordance with best practices

- Outreach and education to students and the greater campus community

- Maintenance of quality assurance and improvement activities

- Participation in After Hours on-call rotation including weeknights, weekends and holidays

- Participation in academic inquiry and research according to identified interests and MHS clinical issues

- Committee participation and leadership as well as participation in team meetings

- Clinical coordination and collaborative work with Primary Care Medical Services


Located in upper Manhattan, Columbia University Medical Center is a hub for premier treatment, research, and education. Mental Health Services provides clinical services to students who are enrolled in graduate school on campus here at the medical center.  These include the medical, dental, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and public health schools.  


·         Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or LCSW is required. Candidates will possess licensure or be license-eligible in the state of New York

·         A minimum of three years psychotherapy experience is required.  

·         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



·         Prior experience with and/or additional training in the psychological care of young adults with the following subspecialties: multicultural psychology, eating disorders, DBT, group therapy, campus outreach and 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



commensurate with experience


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