Southern Methodist University (SMU) is seeking a Sports
Psychologist to support the success of student-athletes through the
provision of clinical services, consultation, outreach, programming
and advocacy. The successful candidate will have expertise in
providing mental health counseling/treatment to collegiate
student-athletes, and have a demonstrated commitment to working
with student-athletes from historically underrepresented
Clinical services - Provide both short and long-term
psychotherapy in individual and group settings for SMU
student-athletes. Provide initial assessments, crisis
intervention and case management. Consult and collaborate
with Sports Medicine staff to ensure continuity of care.
Consult with psychiatrists, refer as needed, and maintain clinical
Outreach and Educational Programming - Conduct mental health and
wellness educational programs for student-athletes, coaches, and
athletic staff. (Note: often these are conducted outside of normal
Other Duties - Attend and participate in regular Counseling
Services and Athletics Department staff meetings, case conferences
and in-service trainings. Participate in Student Affairs and
other university committees as assigned by the Director of
Education and Experience:
Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology, and
licensure is required;
OR Master’s Degree in clinical mental health
counseling from a CACREP accredited program or
in social work from a CSWE accredited program, is required.
Must be licensed or license-eligible.
Must have 1-3 years’ experience post licensure providing mental
health services to student athletes in a collegiate setting.
Experience providing mental health services to Black or African
American people is required, with the ability to communicate
clearly and apply knowledge of the mental health impacts of
systemic racism and anti-Blackness on Black/African American
Outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy, and
crisis management are required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint) is required.
Experience with Electronic Medical Records software is
Knowledge and experience administering and interpreting
psychological tests is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must have strong diagnostic and case conceptualization
skills, with the ability to develop, implement and evaluate
effective treatment plans.
Must have astute problem solving skills, especially related to
Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and verbal
communication skills, with the ability to consult with other
Must have strong written communication skills.
Candidate must be able to handle information with complete
confidentiality, meeting all compliance and legal requirements.
Must have thorough knowledge of and adherence to the American
Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Principles and the rules
and regulations of the Texas State Board of Examiners of
Must have knowledge and experience of Electronic Medical Records
software as well as knowledge and experience with psychological
Candidate must be willing and able to work after hours as needed
for outreach and educational programming.
Deadline to Apply:
This position is open until filled.
Please visit our website https://www.smu.edu/BusinessFinance/HR/WorkingatSMU
to access the online application. See Working at SMU.
Click on Staff Career Opportunities and apply to:
Staff Sports Psychologist (HEA00000032)
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