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#107763 Counseling Psychologist - LGBTQIA+ Specialist

Initial Review Date: Mon 6/7/2021

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/4/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/16/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of the UC San Diego, which reports through UC San Diego Health System, plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a student health and well-being center, and the transformation of existing departments, under the oversight of the executive director, into a cohesive, trans-disciplinary source of integrated wellness services. The SHW cluster includes the departments of Student Health Services (SHS), Health Promotion Services (HPS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and SHW Administration. CAPS delivers campus-based mental health services to over 40,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS' multicultural, multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver culturally proficient counseling services, outreach programming, consultation, research, and training opportunities.

UCSD CAPS is seeking a skilled mental health professional, experienced in reducing barriers to student mental health care in a multicultural university environment, to provide counseling and clinical services for a diverse student population. Emphasis area for this position will be addressing the mental health needs of students within intersecting transgender communities, including trans women, trans men, and nonbinary students, to foster their academic success and wellness at UCSD. This position requires proven training, expertise, commitment, and sustained engagement in assessing and treating men/males, and people who align with masculinity across trans, nonbinary and LGBQ+ identities, as well as those who have been socialized with masculinity, toward their personal development, well-being, and academic success, through culturally proficient individual, group and community interventions.

This licensed professional performs psychological assessments towards diagnosis and the formulation of a treatment plan, the provision of focused psychotherapy and referral of students to appropriate level of care. Also participates in after hours, on-call, and urgent care coverage. The incumbent provides consultation to faculty, staff and administration, engages in mental health promotion and education to a diverse college population, and delivers preventive outreach including psycho-educational programming and evaluation. Incumbent also provides supervision and training of CAPS Post-doctoral Residents and maintains quality assurance and improvement in compliance standards

Recent Postdoctoral Residents must provide a cover letter demonstrating the ability to be licensed prior to the start date.

All other applicants must provide a cover letter in order for your application to be considered complete.


  • Ph.D or Psy.D. from an accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology and completion of an APA accredited internship.

  • Current, valid license in California as a psychologist. Out-of-state licensed psychologists have 180 days to complete licensure requirements in the State of California.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct culturally proficient and focused individual, conjoint, couples, and family counseling and psychotherapy, as well crisis intervention at an individual and community level.

  • Demonstrated expertise, training, knowledge, and experience assessing and treating patients within intersecting transgender communities, including trans women, trans men, and nonbinary students.

  • Sustained knowledge and experience working with a culturally diverse college populations including ability and expertise with BIPOC LGBTQIA+ communities and traditionally under-served student groups

  • Demonstrated, focused experience working with men/males, masculinities and people who align with masculinity across trans, nonbinary and LGBQ+ identities, as well as those who have been socialized with masculinity.

  • Knowledge regarding sex, sexuality, sex positivity, and sexual health for LGBTQIA+ communities.

  • Demonstrated experience in receiving feedback from, and subsequently changing behavior regarding, transgender, nonbinary and LGBQ+ communities in relation to evolving language, experiences and needs of the LGBTQIA+ communities

  • Experience with complex relationship structures, including polyamory, queer platonic, asexuality, aromanticism and other diverse family and relationship concepts.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct group counseling and psychotherapy, as well as forums and psycho-educational workshops.

  • Proven ability to develop and implement effective outreach programs and provide consultation, mental health promotion, and preventative psycho-educational outreach services.

  • Advanced skills associated with conducting complex diagnosis, problem-solving and critical-thinking.

  • Ability to engage, contribute, interact easily, productively, and functionally as an effective team member in a multi-disciplinary environment with colleagues, supervisors, and members of the campus community to maintain a positive and cooperative working environment and relationships. Ability to relate warmly, humanely, sensitively and empathetically to others.

  • Highly effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing demonstrated by skills to record in a neat, orderly and logical manner, as well as to engage in a helpful, non-judgmental manner orally in person and by phone.


  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals.

  • University Counseling Center experience.

  • Three or more years of experience within transgender, nonbinary and LGBQ+ communities.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical in order to be granted and maintain practicing privileges.

  • This position is subject to work remote during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ability to telecommute for work, if/when needed and operationally feasible, as determined by department.

  • Must have flexibility to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed, for after-hours emergency coverage.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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