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#103002 Counseling Psychologist 3

Initial Review Date: Tue 3/17/2020

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/11/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/17/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the leading unit within the UC San Diego Health cluster of Student Health and Well-being, delivering campus-based mental health services to over 38,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS services support the academic mission of the University aimed at student success and retention. CAPS is staffed by a diverse team of licensed Psychologists, Board-certified Psychiatrists, and Post-doctoral Fellows.

CAPS provides integrative clinical services tailored to the individual needs of the student, as well as outreach and consultation to staff and faculty on student mental health issues. CAPS fosters the well-being and development of the student as a whole person, supports the campus community and delivers interventions in times of crisis, and works toward the maintenance of an inclusive and healthy living and learning environment for individuals to flourish as they pursue their academic and career goals. CAPS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and fully committed to self examination, peer review, and quality control through the utilization of data, outcome, and client experience measurements.

UCSD CAPS is seeking an experienced mental health professional with a background in reducing barriers to student mental health care in a multicultural university environment, to provide counseling and clinical services for a diverse student population. Primary responsibilities for this position will be addressing the mental health needs, especially the social/ecological and psychological experiences and dynamics affecting the University Black student populations, to foster their matriculation and academic success at UCSD. Proven knowledge, training, expertise, commitment, and demonstrated sustained engagement in working with African American students and students of color towards their personal development, well-being, and academic success.

This licensed professional performs psychological assessments towards diagnosis and the formulation of a treatment plan, the provision of brief psychotherapy and referral of students for 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.


  • 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 brief individual, conjoint, couples, and family counseling and psychotherapy, as well crisis intervention at an individual and community level

  • Expertise working with Black/African-American students and students of color, including proven success addressing their social/ecological and psychological experiences and dynamics on campus to foster their matriculation and academic achievements.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Academic and experiential knowledge of psychotherapeutic processes and procedures as well as working knowledge of psychodiagnostic procedures and techniques, including developmental and abnormal psychology.

  • Ability to work well and energetically in a fast paced service environment with changing priorities, serving a large volume of students effectively on an appointment or walk-in bases.

  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative, and work effectively and collaboratively, delivering consistent performance in a service environment with a student centered approach that requires coordination of care.


Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must have flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends 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

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Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F, occasional weekends


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.