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Counseling Psychologist 3 (9558C) 2523
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 7, 2020
Title Counseling Psychologist 3 (9558C) 2523
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Counseling Services
    Student Services

Counseling Psychologist 3 (9558C) 2523

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 13, 2019. This requisition will remain open until filled.

Departmental Overview

University Health Services (UHS) is looking for a licensed psychologist to work with a team of talented professionals in the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) unit who shares a passion for the provision of exceptional and comprehensive psychological and counseling services to university students. CAPS is a highly utilized, comprehensive student counseling service that assists students with a wide range of concerns, including academic success, life management, career and life planning, crisis management, and emotional and psychiatric illness. Under the general supervision of the Director of CAPS, CAPS staff provides a variety of services for students including career assessment and counseling, brief psychotherapy, crisis assessment and intervention, couples counseling, group counseling, and case management for complex medical and psychiatric illness. Counseling staff also offer psycho-educational programs to students and provide consultation to faculty and staff regarding student concerns. Counselors are a multicultural group of social workers and clinical and counseling psychologists. CAPS also has an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral internship training program.

UHS, located at the Tang Center, serves the University of California, Berkeley campus by providing fully accredited primary and urgent medical care, sports medicine, behavioral health, innovative health promotion and health insurance services to students, as well as a variety of health programs and services for faculty and staff. UHS employs over 300 career and contract staff. To learn more, visit


  • Provides assessment, counseling and crisis intervention for students on a broad range of behavioral, psychological and developmental concerns that may impact effective academic and personal functioning.
  • Provides the highest quality care for students, including treatment recommendations, services and referrals.
  • Consults with senior specialists on complex cases or on problems outside their area of expertise.
  • Documents and monitors progress of individual cases.
  • Serves as a resource for other professional staff and training staff.
  • May provide clinical supervision or training for lower level professional staff.
  • Presents psychoeducational workshops for students.
  • Provides outreach consultation to faculty and staff regarding student concerns.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience providing time-limited individual counseling, group counseling, evaluation, and assessment and crisis intervention services to a diverse student population.
  • Knowledge of counseling psychology, multiculturalism and working with diverse student populations
  • Knowledge and experience with student development and career counseling/ assessment.
  • Ability to work with high risk populations including severe and complex mental health concerns
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, standards and ethics of professional conduct.
  • Thorough knowledge of diagnostic/psychological testing methodologies.
  • Prior counseling experience in working with multicultural undergraduate and graduate student populations.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including public speaking and workshop delivery.
  • Experience and skills in conducting complex diagnosis, problem-solving and critical-thinking.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with diverse clients, members of the medical staff and faculty.
  • Ability to conduct complex analysis and develop and present recommendations and course of treatment.
  • Knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.

  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program.
  • Current, valid license in California as a psychologist, or if licensed in another state, would need to be licensed within 6 months taking up residence in California.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise and experience with African-American, Chicano-Latino, Muslim, or South Asian student populations.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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