Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), within Cougar Health Services at Washington State University (WSU), is seeking two psychologists to provide clinical services including brief, focused individual counseling, group therapy, and crisis assessment & intervention. CAPS serves a diverse population of WSU Pullman students with the goal of enhancing their personal and academic success and reducing barriers to that success. These positions also provide professional consultation to WSU faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health and academic challenges in order to enhance an inclusive campus climate for student success. Psychologists also participate in providing training and clinical supervision within CAPS training program, which includes an APA-accredited doctoral psychology internship.
CAPS is looking for strong generalists, as well as candidates with a strong background or specialization in one or more of the following areas: psychological assessment (i.e. ADHD/LD evaluations), substance use and abuse, or counseling with students belonging to groups traditionally underserved by mental health care systems.
The psychologist positions involve daily contact with diverse WSU students in psychological or academic distress and require excellent crisis intervention skills and understanding of risk management. Assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and appropriate referrals – on and off campus – will be required.
CAPS embraces diversity as a core value and has a commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. We engage in regular professional development and discussion around diversity and inclusivity to facilitate our growth as clinicians and members of the WSU community. We seek staff who have demonstrated commitment to supporting and empowering individuals from underrepresented and marginalized communities in order to promote student retention and success.
Individuals in these positions will develop relationships with a variety of departments and constituents on campus, including a liaison role. Key partners include the Medical Clinic and Health Promotion within Cougar Health Services, the Access Center, Residence Life, Office of the Dean of Students, Multicultural Student Services, International Programs, the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Center (GIESORC), and the Clinical Psychology Department.
The psychologist positions are available on either a 10-month or 12-month basis, with flexibility to contract a weekly schedule between 32-40 hours (i.e. .8 – 1.0 FTE). Occasional evening or weekend hours (for outreach and crisis response).
A doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program, including completion of a pre-doctoral internship
Licensure as a Psychologist in Washington State within the first year of employment
Experience providing young adult/adult outpatient mental health counseling, preferably in a university or college counseling center
Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, counseling and therapy, brief treatment, and crisis management
Ability to work with high risk populations, including students who present with severe and complex mental health concerns
Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Interest in engaging in the typical tasks of a university counseling center, including brief counseling, group counseling, workshops, crisis work, outreach, consultation across campus, and clinical supervision
Able to work independently and on a team
Specialized training and experience in one or more of the following: psychological assessment, substance use and abuse, or counseling with students belonging to traditionally underserved groups
APA-approved doctoral program and APA-accredited doctoral internship
Two years of independent licensure in Washington or another state
Experience providing counseling to one or more of the following populations: Latinx students, International students – especially students from China and the Middle East, students for whom English is not a first language, or first-generation college students
Experience as a clinical supervisor
Experience and interest in providing group counseling
Experience and interest in conducting outreach and preventive programming for students
Bilingual or multilingual
Internal Number: 49748
About Washington State University,Cougar Health Services
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, ...smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture located in a region called the Palouse. The region is home to two land grant universities, Washington State University and the University of Idaho located just eight miles to the east in Moscow, Idaho. Washington’s second-largest city, Spokane, is located 75 miles north of Pullman. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a “dreamtown,” reflecting the city’s exceptionally high quality of life. Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Washington. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. Excellent outdoor recreation opportunities—including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating—are just a short drive away.
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