Colgate's Counseling Center is committed to providing high-quality, confidential, ethical, and culturally affirming mental health services to Colgate University students. Staff members work as a team to offer services from an integrated clinical/developmental model to assist students as they pursue their education.
As Staff Psychologist, this critical student services position is primarily responsible for providing confidential counseling/psychological services to students. A strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest in and experience with multicultural counseling, and with a specific interest and passion in working with students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
This generalist position includes areas of focus and responsibility for:
• high quality of treatment, measured by overall improvement in symptoms and client self-report;
• client satisfaction with treatment and a timely response and provision of services;
• assessment of student mental health needs through clinical interview and symptom inventories, as needed;
• effective provision of services via individual and group therapy;
• appropriate and effective crisis response;
• timely and effective on-call support of after-hours mental health needs (approximately one night/week);
• providing expert consultation and information to campus partners and department members ;
• building relationships and creating opportunities for collaboration with campus partners who support underrepresented students on campus, including ALANA, LGBTQ+ Initiatives, and the Office of International Student Services;
• ensuring confidentiality and maintenance of records in compliance with professional standards;
• assessing efforts to ensure congruence with stated objectives and counseling outcomes;
• providing all services remaining steadfast to professional and ethical standards and compliance with state law;
• ensuring continuity of care between on- and off-campus resources with regards to individual student mental health care, including case management;
• ensuring effective outreach to historically marginalized communities and related student organizations;
• providing professional development in-service opportunities related to cultural competency with Counseling Center staff and other dean of the college partner colleagues; and
• possessing respect, understanding, sensitivity and competency with cultural, religious, racial, and socioeconomic diversity and backgrounds.
As part of this role, the incumbent is responsible for the following:
• as required, developing and administering specific counseling programs (e.g. group therapy, outreach); and
• as required, collaborating with campus partners to extend and promote campus mental health and overall wellness needs;
• as required, may be responsible for providing effective advice, counsel, and leadership on University committees.
- Must have completed all requirements (eg- coursework, dissertation and defense, internship) toward completing doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, or a closely-related field, by start date
- Licensed as a psychologist in NY or expected to attain license within one year of hire
- Multicultural competence and skill in working with students from a diversity of backgrounds
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Prior experience in working at a college/university counseling center, and/or with college-aged populations
- A collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues
- Well-developed counseling and crisis intervention skills
- Self-motivated and self-directed, able to work independently while also contributing positively to a team-oriented environment
- Familiarity with short-term models of counseling and psychotherapy
- Experience in providing outreach and consultation services to students from underrepresented groups and identities highly desired.
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