UC San Diego Health
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGIST - EATING
Filing Deadline: Mon 8/9/2021
Salary Range: Commensurate with
The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of
the UC San Diego, which reports through UC San Diego Health System,
plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness
culture that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and
spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a
student health and well-being center, and the transformation of
existing departments, under the oversight of the executive
director, into a cohesive, trans-disciplinary source of integrated
wellness services. The SHW cluster includes the departments of
Student Health Services (SHS), Health Promotion Services (HPS),
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and SHW
CAPS delivers campus-based mental health services to
over 39,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and
professional school students. CAPS' multicultural,
multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver
culturally proficient counseling services, outreach programming,
consultation, research, and training opportunities.
UCSD CAPS is seeking a skilled mental health
professional, experienced in reducing barriers to student mental
health care in a multicultural university environment, to provide
counseling and clinical services for a diverse student population.
Emphasis area for this position will be addressing the mental
health needs of students with Eating Disorders, to foster their
academic success and wellness at UCSD. This position requires
proven training, expertise, commitment, and sustained engagement in
working with students with Eating Disorders towards their personal
development, well-being, and academic success, through culturally
proficient individual, group and community interventions.
This licensed professional performs psychological
assessments towards diagnosis and the formulation of a treatment
plan, the provision of focused psychotherapy and referral of
students to appropriate level of care. Also participates in after
hours, on-call, and urgent care coverage. The incumbent provides
consultation to faculty, staff and administration, engages in
mental health promotion and education to a diverse college
population, and delivers preventive outreach including
psycho-educational programming and evaluation. Incumbent also
provides supervision and training of CAPS Post-doctoral Residents
and maintains quality assurance and improvement in compliance
• Ph.D or Psy.D. from an accredited program in
clinical or counseling psychology and completion of an APA
• Current, valid license in California as a
psychologist. Out-of-state licensed psychologists have 180 days to
complete licensure requirements in the State of California.
• Demonstrated expertise, training, knowledge, and
experience assessing and treating patients with Eating
• Thorough knowledge of applicable laws and standards
of professional conduct. Knowledge of thecurrent laws, procedures,
and the American Psychological Association ethical principles that
govern the practice of psychology in the State of California.
• Proven ability to conduct culturally proficient and
focused individual, conjoint, couples, and family counseling and
psychotherapy, as well crisis intervention at an individual and
• Sustained knowledge and experience working with a
culturally diverse college populations including ability and
expertise with traditionally under-served student groups.
• Thorough knowledge associated with providing
evaluation, diagnosis and psychotherapy services through Intake
clinical interviews, psychodiagnostic assessment, treatment plan
formulation and recommendations.
• Highly effective written and verbal communication
and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and
effectively orally and written by skills to record in a neat,
orderly and logical manner, as well as to engage in a helpful,
non-judgmental manner orally in person and by phone.
• Demonstrated skills to perform psychological and
interest, vocational and aptitudes testing to plan and implement a
variety of case dispositions.
• Knowledge of clinical supervision, organizational
consulting techniques, systems and community psychology models and
approaches with skills in consultation work with professional and
• Knowledge of community resources and ability to
make appropriate referrals.
• University Counseling Center experience.
• Employment is subject to a criminal background
check and pre-employment physical.
• This position is subject to work remote during the
• Must have flexibility to work occasional evenings
and weekends as needed, for after-hours emergency coverage.
UC San Diego Health is the only academic health
system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in
patient care, biomedical research, education, and community
service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a
National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center,
Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several
outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a
designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in
the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!
Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job
openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must
be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an
extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during
the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the
extended date is reached.
UC San Diego Health is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected
veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the
complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative
action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html