Whitman College (WA): Counseling Center Therapist/Counselor (reposting)

Whitman College (WA): Counseling Center Therapist/Counselor (reposting)

Whitman College

Posting Number:  0600238

Posting Date:  02/24/2014

Closing Date:    

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job:   Counseling Center Therapist/Counselor

Department:   Counseling Center

Supervisor:  Associate Dean of Health and Wellness/Director of Counseling

Position Type: Staff

FLSA:     Exempt

Position Purpose:           

The Counseling Center offers a broad array of services to a diverse student body, including individual psychotherapy, psychopharmacological consultations and maintenance, campus liaison, outreach and mental health education, wellness programming; as well as community referral services. We are seeking a generalist clinician with specialist focus in the following areas:

Therapy and outreach to underrepresented/underserved student populations.

The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Whitman College is searching for a Staff Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Master’s level counselor generalist with a particular specialty in reaching and providing services to diverse clients, including individuals from ethnically racially diverse backgrounds and individuals representing varying sexual orientations. This is a newly formed full-time 10 month position. The staff member will conduct evaluations and provide brief therapy in individual and/or group settings for Whitman students, and provide crisis intervention, consultation, and outreach and educational programming to the Whitman community. Experience with Diverse populations and the ability to conduct therapy and other interventions is required. Also, the position will supervise graduate trainees in psychology and/or social work.

This is a full time, exempt position 10 months, August through May. This position involves after hours and weekend work, as well as being on-call 2-3 weeks a semester. Whitman College offers a benefits package that is unparalleled. Benefits include comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse.

Principal Accountabilities:         

Essential Functions

a. Conduct psychological evaluations and provide short-term therapy in individual and group settings for Whitman students.

b. Provide intakes, crisis management, triage, daytime walk-in emergency service, and assume after-hours on-call responsibilities for daytime and evening emergency services.

c. Maintain clinical records and necessary statistics of psychotherapeutic and other client contacts in Titanium Electronic Record System.

d. Consult with MHNP in conjunction with prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medication for psychotherapy patients.

e. Consult with parents, physicians, faculty, academic deans, residence life staff, off-campus counseling services, other campus offices and students, when appropriate, and with appropriate authorization in order to provide quality care to students.

f. Make referrals to off-campus therapists, clinics, or hospitals, when appropriate.

g. Supervise and participate in training experiences for masters level graduate trainees. Provide case management and consultation to trainees, as assigned. Provide crisis management supervision to trainees, as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:            

1. Doctorate Psychology. Or MSW or MA in counseling with 3 years experience in a college counseling center.

2. Completion of a pre-doctoral internship at an APA accredited site;

3. Licensed or license-eligible within a year (post-doctoral hours must be completed prior to start date) in the State of Washington.

4. Previous experience working in a comprehensive college counseling center

5. Demonstrated experience partnering effectively and collegially on an inter-disciplinary team in a university counseling center and Student Affairs.

6. Demonstrated knowledge in understanding the unique mental health issues of diverse clients, including individuals from ethnically racially diverse backgrounds and individuals representing varying sexual orientations on a college campus.

Preferred Qualifications:            

Desired Qualifications

1.  Hold a doctoral level degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited academic program or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired; ABD considered.

2.  Experience with and commitment to social justice issues and working with diverse clients, including individuals from ethnically racially diverse backgrounds and individuals representing varying sexual orientations.

3. Knowledge and experience with cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapy interventions for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders and substance abuse assessment and treatment. Versed in MI.

Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College’s learning environment. Whitman is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Whitman College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Physical Demands:         

Requires high volume work in a fast-paced environment.


Work Hours      

Full-time, 10-month position, August – May.

Irregular hours, including evenings and weekends. On call 2-3 weeks/semester.

Special Instructions to Applicants:          

Review of applications will begin in late March of 2014.

Offer of employment is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Required Documents

Cover Letter


Optional Documents