Staff Mental Health Clinician
University Health Services (UHS) at Princeton University is a fully accredited (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, or “AAAHC”) health care facility. Located in the McCosh Health Center, the Caldwell Field House, and Dillon Gym. UHS provides comprehensive health services to more than 7,500 Princeton undergraduate and graduate students, and specialized services to Princeton University faculty, staff, and employees who experience work-related injuries and illnesses, or who require consultations regarding international and travel medicine. UHS's mission is to enhance learning and student success by advancing the health and well-being of our diverse University community. This mission is pursued and supports the University's purpose by using current knowledge of health and human development to guide responsive, high quality clinical, prevention, and consultation services. UHS's values are Respect & Compassionate Care; Integrity & Service Excellence; Collaboration & Innovative Solutions; & Engagement & Lifelong Learning. UHS hires individuals of all backgrounds. We build on our staff's diversity--recognizing, valuing, and appreciating the different perspectives, talents and energy of all. UHS invites all its employees to make a valuable contribution in this regard. We firmly believe that being an inclusive and culturally responsive community is one of the foundations of a vibrant, relevant organization. We aspire to develop the mindsets, knowledge and abilities to build equitable and inclusive systems, teams and culture. *As a member of the UHS staff, your job may be deemed “essential” as defined by University and UHS
POSITION SUMMARY The position provides direct clinical services to our undergraduate and graduate student population, including urgent care and crisis intervention, psychological evaluations, time-limited individual and group psychotherapeutic treatment, on call services, campus liaison, mental health education, and community referral services. Also, UHS has an active Inpatient Service that provides 24 hour health coverage. As such, this mental health position involves the provision of primary after-hours, on-call coverage, assigned at the discretion of the CPS Associate Director. The Psychologist possesses sophisticated diagnostic skills and specialized knowledge in certain content areas, such as substance abuse, eating disorders, severe personality and identity problems, and affect regulation disturbances and demonstrates training and experience in the use of specialized treatments that are professionally recognized as effective for these content areas e.g. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for affect and behavior regulation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders etc. The particular skill and knowledge set will be informed by a strong understanding of the full range of developmental and mental health challenges affecting late adolescents and young adults. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical Care (90%)
- Provides urgent care and crisis intervention; performs psychological evaluations, and time-limited individual and group psychotherapeutic treatment
- Serves on an on call-after hours rotation with other CPS psychologists/social workers.
- Performs specialized evaluations for students of concern: these include administrative, readmission, exit, and post-hospital evaluations
- Uses clinical data to inform diagnostic assessments (DSM-V) and treatment planning
- Engages in campus outreach and community education related to mental health issues Participates on select UHS multidisciplinary treatment teams
- Serves as a mental health consultant to other University partners and stakeholders, and a community referral resource for students
- Provides oversight and coordination of one or more of the systems and processes in the clinic. These include the urgent care system that provides triage, evaluation, and clinical care services for high risk and emergent cases, decanal consultations (which provide appropriate consultations to the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, ODUS), the directors of Student Life, DSL, and the Graduate School, GS.
- Effectively manages the daily clinical operations, and/or development of new clinical services in response to changing needs of the student body.
- Participates in UHS, Campus Life, and University committees, as assigned by the Associate Director and Director
- Gets involved in other initiatives, projects, and activities, as assigned by the Associate Director and Director.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA)-approved doctoral program
- Completion of APA-approved clinical internship or equivalent
- New Jersey State licensure (for at least 2 years)
- A minimum of two years of supervised clinical internship/fellowships,
- Advanced understanding of the full range of developmental and mental health challenges affecting late adolescents and young adults.
- Mastery of multiple models of brief integrative and psychodynamic psychotherapies, and evidence-based mental health care
- Evidence of experience in working with severely troubled patients and/or on a psychiatric inpatient unit, or the functional equivalent
- Demonstrated excellence in managing psychological emergencies during office hours and after-hours
- Evidence of effective collaborations with a diverse group of psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, as well as productive collaborations with multiple stakeholders
- Evidence of the provision of culturally informed mental health care, and attunement to the manifestations of psychological problems across different cultural backgrounds, identity configurations, and genders
- Knowledge of New Jersey's psychology licensure standards and federal regulations (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA) pertaining to health care organizations (including clinical records, patient privacy and confidentiality, treatment of minors) as well as relevant accreditation standards (e.g., Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care)
- Advanced degree in a relevant field at the masters level in public health, sociology, neuroscience, social work, healthcare administration,
- Advanced degree in related fields at the doctoral level in public health, medicine, law, as well as behavioral and neurosciences
- Board certification in psychology (e.g., American Board of Professional Psychology)
- Experience working in a university mental health service or a comparable healthcare system
- Evidence of professional contributions (such as presentations at professional and academic conferences, publications, and/or form of scholarship), and experience in writing and success in securing grant-related funding
- Thrives in an energetic, diverse work environment, and skilled at effective interactions with college-age populations, international students, parents, faculty, and college administrators