Rhode Island School of Design is seeking a Staff Psychologist to
join its Office of Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS).
Emotional well-being is essential to personal development and
integral to the creative process. CAPS offers objective and
non-judgmental individual counseling and resources to support the
students’ educational journey at RISD. In this office, there is a
range of mental health services to help students improve emotional,
interpersonal, and academic functioning.
Under the Director of CAPS, the Staff Psychologist serves as a
clinical staff member and provides psychological and counseling
services of a preventative and developmental nature to a diverse
population of students in individual and group formats. This
position is responsible for crisis intervention; serving in an
on-call rotation, and assessing suicidal and homicidal risk and it
may supervise and instruct all levels of clinical trainees. The
Staff Psychologist provides consultation to parents,
administrators, faculty, and staff and helps create and deliver
outreach programming to students, student groups, administrators,
faculty, and staff. This position collaborates on college
initiatives and participates in college committees. Successful
candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to foster principles
of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational
- Provides counseling services in the form of initial
assessments; crisis appointments; and individual, group, and
couples psychotherapy to students.
- Using RISD’s EMR system, prepares documentation of services
- Ensures record-keeping and clinical services are in regulatory
and ethical compliance and meet accreditation standards.
- Provides training and clinical supervision to Counseling
Services’ trainees as assigned.
- Participates in case conferences, psychiatric case conferences,
and staff meetings in Counseling Services.
- Serves as part of the daytime and after-hours/weekend on-call
rotation for crisis intervention.
- Provides consultation and outreach services to the RISD
- Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in counseling, psychology, or
a related field. Licensed or license eligible in the State of Rhode
Island as a Psychologist (must be able to file for license within 3
months of hire)
- Three plus years post-graduate experience required.
- Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally
diverse backgrounds and a commitment to social justice.
- Demonstrated competency providing clinical services for diverse
clients, including international populations and clients along the
gender and sexual orientation spectra.
- Demonstrated experience providing clinical services for the
wide range of presenting issues seen in college students, including
assessing and managing risk and the treatment of serious
- Demonstrated ability to actively engage in clinical practice
with students in ongoing counseling (with individuals and groups),
in crisis intervention, and in outreach programs.
- Ability to manage a full caseload within a time-limited
- Experience in the use of electronic/medical records systems;
must be computer literate.
- In-depth knowledge of college student development theories and
- Ability and commitment to work collaboratively in a
multidisciplinary team environment.
- The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal,
oral and written communication skills and college counseling
experience with a diverse student population.
- Strong outreach and consultation skills.
- Experience in a college or university counseling center working
with international students.
- Training or experience with issues impacting international
- Prior experience working with developing artists and designers
in an artistic environment is a plus.
- Strong outreach and consultation skills.
35 hours/week; 12 months/year
Full-Time, Regular; Exempt
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover Letter (required)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload
all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our
pre-employment background screening requirements.
For certain positions, RISD is currently supporting remote work
arrangements due to the pandemic. When work resumes in person,
employees are expected to perform work on campus.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its
learning community and integral to an art and design education. We
welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute
to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability,
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by
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