Social Justice Psychologists

Social Justice Psychologists

Social Justice Psychologists

The Vassar College Counseling Service is seeking a psychological counselor. The Counseling Service provides creative, collaborative clinical service in a small, residential, liberal arts college environment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and will be skilled in consultation, brief therapy models, group therapy and in providing innovative, inclusive outreach programming. She/he must be able both to work independently, and cooperatively as a member of a professional team.

Principal Duties:
Intake and clinical assessment; crisis intervention and triage including on call rotation; brief individual psychotherapy; group therapy; consultation with campus and community members; design/presentation of training programs for students/staff; and outreach programming. This is an administrative position with a strong, primary emphasis on innovative service delivery. Some evening and weekend hours should be expected, especially involving crisis intervention and outreach activities.

This position is a full-time, 10 month/year position (August 15 – June 15) and is eligible for full Vassar College administrator benefits, such as health insurance, retirement, and paid vacation.


APA approved, PhD, PsyD, EdD in clinical or counseling psychology or clinical social worker LCSW or DSW. Position requires broad, generalist clinical skills, including experience assessing and intervening with a range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology.
Licensed or license-eligible status in New York is preferred. Supervision for licensure will be provided if needed. Brief therapy and group facilitation experience in a college/university counseling center is preferred. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: Eating disorders, trauma, multicultural and sexual identity concerns.

University Description
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Required Application Materials

Please visit us at To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach a letter of interest describing how the counseling service position relates to your professional objectives along with a current resume or vita, and contact information for three professional references. You will have the option of asking three references to submit confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf using the online employment system or, if invited for interview, you may submit the letters at that time. Recommendations should be from professionals knowledgeable about your training, experience and skills.

This position will remain open until filled.

Wendy Freedman, Ph.D.
Director of Psychological Services
Vassar College, Box 706
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY  12604
Tele: 845.437.5700
Fax: 845.437.5756