Counseling Psychologist Job Description

Counseling Psychologist Job Description

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Counseling psychologist provides clinical psychology and psychiatric consultations at the Mental Health and Psychological Support clinics and provide referrals were necessary.

Counseling Psychologist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective counseling psychologist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included counseling psychologist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Develops and disseminates promotional materials, timely email announcements, and proper referral procedures to promote the student mental health services provided by the SH&WC
Provides training and clinical supervision for advanced graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, including case focused supervision, presentation of training materials and general mentorship concerning the challenges and opportunities associated with University based mental healthcare
Revise and implement professional service plans, business plans, and standard operating procedures
Receives and/or provides clinical supervision as assigned
Surveys students, faculty, and staff to assess student mental health needs to tailor counseling services, crisis interventions, and other related mental health treatments provided by the SH&WC
Monitors implementation of mental health services
Oversees and approves budget expenses related to counseling services in consultation with the SH&WC Director/Physician
Prepares and maintains confidential case records, narratives, and statistical and/or team meeting reports
Administers student counseling services and other mental health and wellness programs
Administers neurological/psychological screening services and interpretation of results for individual students and the Office of Disability Services as needed or as appropriate

Counseling Psychologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Counseling Psychologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the counseling psychologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Doctoral and Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Education, Social Work, Counseling Psychology, Health, Clinical Psychology, Pathology, Graduate, Human Services

Skills for Counseling Psychologist

Desired skills for counseling psychologist include:

Organizational consulting techniques
Electronic medical/mental health records systems
Community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals
Clinical supervision
Applicable laws and standards of professional conduct
American Psychological Association ethical principles that govern the practice of psychology in the State of California
Current laws
Procedures
Systems and community psychology models and approaches
Diagnostic/psychological testing methodologies

Desired experience for counseling psychologist includes:

Responds to acute student mental health crises sometimes involving hospitalization of the student
Oversees the development and implementation of preventative outreach activities, screening programs, workshops, classes, and other services for students on a variety of health and wellness topics (i.e., depression, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse.) Oversees the planning and presentation of information on student wellness programs and mental health services provided by the College
Provides consultation services for parents, faculty, and staff members regarding student-related wellness and mental health issues
Maintains mandatory licensing requirements on an annual basis
Attends and participates in staff development programs, department related meetings, and other College assemblies
Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology from an accredited educational institution is required

Counseling Psychologist Examples

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Counseling Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of counseling psychologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for counseling psychologist
  • Offers prevention, intervention and post-vention community based services for faculty, staff and students
  • Collaborates with other professionals in a multi-disciplinary University based mental health service
  • Develops and conducts University community based programs to educate and support staff, faculty and students and to decrease the stigma associated with help seeking behavior
  • Provides training and consultation to staff and faculty on psychological issues and challenges experienced by students
  • Works as a member of a multi-disciplinary group of professional mental health staff to help students meet their academic goals
  • Offers general mentorship for CAPS trainees concerning the challenges and opportunities associated with University based mental healthcare
  • Supervises other professional personnel (pre-licensure) in their clinical work, as requested
  • Utilize complex rehabilitation principles to conduct comprehensive substance abuse evaluations of eligible patients referred for consultation
  • Collect data to evaluate treatment outcomes
  • Develop and implement comprehensive treatment plans
Qualifications for counseling psychologist
  • California licensure is required
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working with college-age students within an education setting is required
  • Combination of education/experience as substitute for minimum experience may be considered
  • In pursuit of licensure as a Psychologist in NJ
  • Current State of New Jersey licensure as a psychologist
  • LCSW, LMFT, LPC
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Counseling Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a counseling psychologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for counseling psychologist
  • Provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy
  • Document case findings, diagnoses, and recommendations in a clear and concise manner
  • Offers supervision and/or mentorship for CAPS trainees concerning the challenges and opportunities associated with University based mental healthcare
  • Utilize complex rehabilitation principles to conduct comprehensive substance abuse evaluations of eligible
  • Develop and administer a multi-modality comprehensive rehabilitation and treatment program to treat alcohol and drug abuse related problems
  • Perform bio-psychological evaluations on substance abuse patients
  • Analyze clinical assessments of substance abuse patients
  • Plan and schedule ongoing work to be accomplished by subordinates
  • Providing direct clinical services such as individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, and same day brief screening interviews and crisis intervention
  • Supervision and training of doctoral interns, graduate assistants, advanced practicum clinicians and practicum clinicians
Qualifications for counseling psychologist
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence
  • MSW or a doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or related field
  • Demonstrated experience working with eating disorders and related issues
  • ABILITY TO CONDUCT ASSESSMENTS
  • ABILITY TO PROVIDE TREATMENT
  • SKILL IN CASE MANAGEMENT
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Counseling Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a counseling psychologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for counseling psychologist
  • Participating in community intervention efforts, such as providing workshops or training, providing consultation, serving on university committees, developing liaison relationships, and assisting with university events
  • Consultation with faculty and staff regarding mental health related matters
  • Other duties as assigned relevant to the mission of the Student Counseling Center and/or the university
  • Participates on CAPS and University Committees as assigned
  • Provides individual, couples, and group counseling for our culturally diverse student population
  • Responsible as point person for the UCC for coordinating and providing campus outreach, including educational workshops on various mental health topics
  • Specifically coordinates UCC prevention programming, including developing written materials, programs and workshops related to prevention and gatekeeping, assigning programming, training staff in effective delivery, assessing program effectiveness and creating administrative reports
  • Supports the university by attending various functions and committees that are deemed appropriate for UCC staff by the Director, including but not limited to the Student Life Wellness committee
  • Provides supervision for practicum level trainees and/or interns as needed
  • Attends and participates in peer clinical consultation group and staff meetings
Qualifications for counseling psychologist
  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or a related field, or an MSW
  • Licensure in the District of Columbia as a social worker or psychologist (If not yet licensed, then licensure must be achieved within 2 years ears of the start date)
  • Preference for previous college mental health experience, demonstrated experience working with the issues noted in the position descriptions
  • El Paso, TX 2 vacancies
  • A Childcare Background Check (CNACI) may be required
  • Licensed Psychologist in NJ
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Counseling Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a counseling psychologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for counseling psychologist
  • Maintains active membership in relevant professional organizations to remain current in national best practices related to outreach and prevention programming
  • Providing psychological services to University students and post-docs including individual counseling
  • Conducting clinical assessments and formulating diagnoses and relevant treatment plans
  • Providing walk-in emergency assessments, crisis intervention, and intakes for at-risk students and post-docs
  • Offering group counseling/workshops
  • Providing consultation services to family members and constituents within the campus community
  • Participating in Behavioral Threat Assessments, especially those concerning student/post-doc well-being
  • Using a conceptualization of clinical presentations that takes into account unique aspects of identity
  • Engaging in continuing education and professional development activities, and the oversight of the professional activities of trainees
  • May conduct psychological assessment, administer and interpret a variety of psychological assessment inventories, and prepare reports
Qualifications for counseling psychologist
  • Candidates at both the masters and doctoral level will be considered for this position
  • Demonstrated ability to practice Psychology in the State of California by evidence of a current, unrestricted license
  • Bilingual required, fluent to provide therapy in English and Hindi, Bengali, Sinhalese, Tamil, Pashto/Dari, or Udu languages
  • Demonstrated expertise working with South Asian and underrepresented student populations, and students of color, including proven success addressing their social and psychological experiences on campus to foster their matriculation and academic achievements
  • Demonstrated skills to conduct clinical intake interviews, psycho-diagnostic assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan formulation, recommendations and disposition
  • Demonstrated skills to conduct intake clinical interviews, psycho-diagnostic assessment, treatment plan formulation and recommendations
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Counseling Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of counseling psychologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for counseling psychologist
  • Learn and comply with financial policies and procedures related to travel, procurement, and expense reporting in order to be a good steward of university funds
  • Supports and/or supervises within CAPS clinical training programs including an APA approved internship in psychology
  • Conducts screening, triage, assessment and crisis intervention and offer support and appropriate levels of intervention for students
  • Collaborates effectively with psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, other medical staff, and community mental health professionals
  • Evaluates students’ needs for additional services and make appropriate referrals
  • Provides supportive consultation to faculty, staff, and other students regarding response to students with psychological issues and concerning behaviors
  • Support ongoing policy review and stigma reduction efforts
  • Develop a wide variety of written products for dissemination, including articles, special reports, brochures or announcements that involve presentation of technical and professional subject matter
  • Create and edit briefing documents, blog posts, position papers, white papers, and/or scholarly articles and power point presentations on psychological health related topics primarily for audiences of nonmedical professionals
  • Provide expert consultation and support on the design and implementation of ongoing efforts within the Government entity
Qualifications for counseling psychologist
  • Demonstrated skills to perform psychological and interest and aptitudes testing to plan and implement a variety of case dispositions
  • Ability to Conduct Clinical Assessments
  • Fort Carson, CO 2 vacancies
  • El Paso, TX 1 vacancy
  • Vilseck, Germany 1 vacancy
  • MSW, Ph.D., or Psy.D

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