Suffolk University (MA): Staff Psychologist

Suffolk University (MA): Staff Psychologist

Suffolk University

Staff Psychologist

Counseling, Health and Wellness Center                                           

Summary of Position

The Staff Psychologist is responsible for providing high quality, direct psychological counseling services and psycho-educational outreach programs to undergraduate, graduate and Law School students as part of a newly integrated Counseling, Health and Wellness team.  In collaboration with senior Center leadership, this position is responsible for coordinating Center-based professional development programs and for assisting with Center program assessment efforts as well as APA doctoral training program reports.


·         Provides short-term psychological counseling services to students in individual, couples and group modalities; psychological assessments, development of short-term treatment plans, urgent care behavioral risk assessments via Center walk-ins and after hours on-call service, case management and off-campus referrals are components of this work..

·         Provides consultation to faculty, staff and students in order to address student high risk behaviors and student/community holistic health concerns.

·         Serves in the center-wide, after-hours, on-call rotation system in conjunction with ProtoCall Services, a contracted professional mental health on-call service.

·         In collaboration with the Director and Clinical Training Director, develops, coordinates and evaluates Center-based professional development programs, including Grand Rounds, Multi-Cultural Dialogues and an internship speaker series.

·         Assists in the supervision and training of APA program intern trainees, including weekly and as needed trainee supervision meetings, review of trainee digital recordings and case notes, and service as a member of the training committee.

·         Provides psycho-educational and holistic health outreach programs to students, faculty and staff in collaboration with the Center’s Outreach Team.

·         Maintains timely and thorough client contact documentation compliant with Center policies and procedures, HIPAA and applicable state laws.

·         Assists the Clinical Training Director of the APA pre-doctoral intern program with program assessment and reporting requirements.

·         Provides campus psychological support services as needed during times of campus crises and/or psychological emergencies.

·         Attends Center and Student Affairs Division meetings and professional development programs.

·         Other duties as assigned by the Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness.


  • Ph.D., Ed.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology.
  • Completion of an APA accredited internship.
  • Current license as a psychologist in Massachusetts (or licensed in another state and license-eligible in  Massachusetts within 4 months)
  • Five post –licensure years of clinical/counseling experience in the field of psychology, including counseling work on a college or university campus.
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge regarding work with university students from multicultural and diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement outreach programs.
  • Training and experience in providing short-term psychotherapy, group therapy and crisis response for diverse college and university students.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and treat students with a broad range of diagnoses.
  • Strong student service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and train pre-doctoral interns.
  • Availability to attend occasional evening or weekend activities and/or provide a program
  • Maintain ethical/professional conduct and interaction with all University community members.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective psychological consultation and leadership to all campus constituents (faculty, staff and students)

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Interest in the integration of technology in psychological practice

·         Interest and knowledge regarding assessment of university psychological services.

·         Proficiency in a second language.

·         Interest in the application and integration of social justice in counseling center work

Additional Information

This is a 12 month, full-time salaried position.  Due to clinical/campus emergencies or an occasional evening program, psychologists may work beyond regularly scheduled office hours.