This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/26/18. 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 Wellbeing, delivering campus-based mental health services to 33,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS multicultural, multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver community based, culturally proficient counseling services, outreach programming, consultation, research, and training opportunities.
Rooted in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, CAPS services support the academic mission of the University aimed at student success and retention 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 the Post-doctoral Resident Training Program is APPIC affiliated. CAPS is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality improvement through the utilization of data, outcome, and client experience measurements.
The incumbent performs a wide range of psychological tasks under supervision. These include assessing students with academic, vocational, psychosocial and developmental difficulties, performing psycho-diagnostic evaluations and testing as needed, developing treatment plans and interventions, referrals, or other dispositions as indicated. Providing individual (short-term), couples, family, and group psychotherapy as well as crisis intervention and management. Consultation and supervision of Postdoctoral Residents are included.
Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an accredited program in Clinical or Counseling psychology.
Proven ability to practice Psychology in the State of California by evidence of a current, unrestricted license.
Strong skills to conduct intake clinical interviews, psycho-diagnostic assessment, treatment plan formulation and recommendations.
Demonstrated ability to conduct brief individual and group counseling and psychotherapy.
Proven ability to work with a diverse population and traditionally underrepresented student groups or young adults.
Demonstrated skills to perform psychological and interest and aptitudes testing to plan and implement a variety of case dispositions.
Proven ability to manage difficult and complex mental health cases with thorough understanding of the legal issues surrounding working with higher risk students.
Excellent interpersonal skills in general, and specific to mental health consultation work, are required including the ability to develop strong working relationships
Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals.
Knowledge of the current laws, procedures, and the American Psychological Association ethical principles that govern the practice of psychology in the State of California.
Must successfully complete credential verification and background check in order to be granted practicing privileges.
This position is a mandated reporter of known or suspected child abuse or neglect, according to the California law, Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).
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