Staff Psychologist

The Catholic University of America,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Mon, Jul 6th, '20


Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will be open until filled.

Start Date:

September 2020

Last Updated:

Mon, Jul 6th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month ongoing position as Staff Psychologist. The Counseling Center is IACS-accredited and is home to an APA-accredited internship program and an externship program for advanced graduate students in psychology and social work.

The Staff Psychologist provides direct professional mental health services (i.e., counseling and psychotherapy) to the Catholic University student community, including assessment/referral, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, and outreach programming. The Staff Psychologist provides training for graduate student interns and externs, including providing clinical supervision and teaching seminars. 

The Staff Psychologist will be expected to provide culturally-responsive psychotherapy and to demonstrate multicultural competence and interest in working with diverse populations. Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Catholic University of America, a thriving center of scholarship and academic life, is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. Established in 1887 as a graduate and research center, the university began offering undergraduate education in 1904. Private and coeducational, The Catholic University of America has 12 schools, all of which offer graduate degrees and/or professional degrees. All undergraduates combine a base curriculum in the liberal arts with more in-depth courses from their major fields of study. 

Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools as well as many disciplinary accrediting organizations, CUA enjoys a distinguished history and has filled an important niche: doctoral programs in philosophy and social work that are among the nation’s oldest; the only university library science and music schools in Washington, D.C.; the largest architecture school in the area; a law school that is a pioneer in clinical education; and a drama department that has been the educational incubator for acclaimed playwrights, directors and actors.

Region Description:

Students at Catholic University enjoy the best of both worlds: they study and live on the largest campus in Washington, D.C., where they can enjoy a complete collegiate experience, but they are also located in the heart of the nation’s capital. Traveling by Metrorail, which is located near the edge of campus, students are only a five-minute ride away from Union Station, Capitol Hill and the Library of Congress, and within easy reach of the abundant array of educational, cultural, social, political and professional opportunities that Washington has to offer. Many first-time visitors to campus are captivated by the university’s expansive setting among tree-lined rolling hills where the skyline is dominated by the adjacent, majestic Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest church in the United States.


  • A doctoral degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or related discipline from an APA-accredited program

  • Licensure or demonstrated ability (within 1 year) for licensure in the District of Columbia.  Applicants should know that recent changes in DC law require unlicensed individuals with doctoral degrees in psychology to at least have a DC Psychology Associate license before practicing in the District of Columbia.

  • The candidate must be able to work well in a team-oriented, collegial atmosphere characterized by: mutual respect for colleagues, commitment to maintaining the highest standards in the delivery of clinical and consultative services, as well as dedication to providing excellent supervision and training.

  • The ideal candidate will also be flexible, self-motivated, responsive, dependable, and conscientious about performance in all facets of the position.

  • Licensure preferred, or immediate eligibility for licensure in the District of Columbia; minimum of DC Psychology Associate license is required before practicing in the District of Columbia.

  • Previous training or professional experience in a university counseling center is preferred but not required.

  • Demonstrated interest or experience conducting group therapy is preferred but not required.

  • Demonstrated interest in working with students with diverse and/or marginalized backgrounds (e.g. international students, students of color, first-generation students, etc.).


Competitive and commensurate with experience.


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