The Psychologist promotes positive mental health in students by providing direct clinical services such as crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, consultation with faculty and staff, and serving as a mental health expert to the campus community. In addition to managing a clinical case load, the position helps coordinate treatment teams consisting of part-time clinical therapists, and works collaboratively with the Triage and Crisis Care Counselors to facilitate transition of care services to students.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Provides direct clinical services to students in areas related to emotional, social, personal, academic, and relationship concerns through goal-directed, short-term, individual and couples counseling, as well as group counseling. 2. Provides crisis intervention services and consultation with various university personnel to assist in resolution of concerns about students. This includes serving on the center’s after-hours rotation. 3. Serves as the mental health expert for the university community on the developmental needs of college-age students, mental health and wellness issues, and prevention. 4. Collaborates with the Director of Counseling and Mental Health and professional colleagues regarding case management and referral of clients with long term or serious psychological and psychiatric diagnosis to appropriate specialists and agencies. 5. Helps coordinate treatment teams consisting of part-time clinical therapists to provide specialized expertise and clinical services to students. 6. Participates in various Student Affairs activities and committees, and networks and collaborates with other university departments. 7. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
• Earned Ph.D. or Psy.D in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or a related field in mental health. • 2 years’ experience in working with traditional college-age students, and/or prior experience working with a university counseling center, which may include a pre-doctoral internship from an APA-accredited site.
• Knowledge and experience with group counseling; demonstrated interest, expertise, and experience providing outreach to college-age population • Skill in excellent oral and written communication including clinical documentation. • Skill with electronic technology, including electronic scheduling, medical record-keeping, internal communication, web-based technology for programming and promotion, presentation technology such as MS PowerPoint or Keynote; demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive professional relationships. • Skill in clinical and counseling techniques, especially the ability to form therapeutic alliance with college-age clients, good diagnostic and crisis-intervention skills, and demonstrated ability with time-limited therapy. • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with supervisor, colleagues, and clients in a university environment.
TCU Core Competencies:
University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. • This role is an on-campus, in-person position. • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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