Reporting to the Director of Student Psychological Services, this position provides a range of counseling and psychological services to students, professional consultation on mental health issues and conducts workshops and outreach to the LMU community. We are seeking a California licensed therapist at a master’s or doctoral level who has the skills and experience to provide services that support the success and mental well-being of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students. Preference is for therapists with competencies and experience that include BIPOC student populations and intersectionality issues related to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and cultureracism.
Provide psychological services (assessment, psychotherapy, crisis and disaster management) to a diverse clientele of individuals, couples, and groups for students whose problems may vary from general developmental concerns to more severe psychological disturbances. Make referrals when appropriate.
Collaborate with the consulting psychiatrist, Student Health Service staff, other Student Affairs personnel and faculty to provide coordinated comprehensive psychological treatment and prevention for students.
Provide consultation and guidance to Student Affairs staff, academic departments, and other University entities regarding individual student cases, community issues, and emergency situations. Provide and collaborate with Student Affairs and other University departments in a variety of programs that promote the mental health and well-being of individual students to foster healthy communities.
Engage actively with Student Psychological Services, Student Affairs, and the university to assess student trends, campus climate issues and the needs of different student communities to develop innovative and responsive programs and services including digital technologies, social media and digital communication.
Demonstrate personal, professional and ethical qualities consistent with the standards of the Student Psychological Service center and California licensure requirements. Demonstrate knowledge and embrace the university’s mission and values. Demonstrate ability to promote collaborative working relationships
Provide supervision, consultation and evidence based training for Postdoctoral Fellows consistent with the SPS Fellowship and APPIC guidelines.
Serve on divisional or university communities at the request of the Director.
Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Typically a Masters degree in Marriage Family Therapy, Clinical Social Work, or Professional Counselor required. Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology preferred.
Licensing by California Board required.
Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
California Licensed Psychologist required
California License in Marriage Family Therapy California License in Clinical Social Work or California License as a Professional Counselor.
Counseling experience in higher education environment preferred. Minimum of three years experience in direct psychological service. Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, religious, ethnic and academic backgrounds of college students. Familiarity with outreach and prevention programs. Supervisory experience required.
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of clinical or counseling psychology. Knowledge of laws and ethical principles related to the practice of psychology. Knowledge of human development, especially adolescent and young adult development, diversity and cultural competency. Assessment and diagnostic competency. Demonstrated knowledge of evidence based treatment. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in group therapy and group supervision.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and summaries. Ability to work collegially on a broad range of projects with the faculty, staff and students in work that leads to quality improvement and promotes excellence.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills. Strong work ethic.
Training and expertise in trauma related to racism.
Experience using virtual platforms, Telehealth to provide therapy.
Demonstrated computer competency and knowledge of social media, electronic records and other relevant computer systems.
Internal Number: 0190490
About Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We welcome and invite all persons of diverse and intersectional identities, life experiences, and beliefs to apply.