Staff Mental Health Clinician, & Coordinator of Postdoctoral Psychology Training, Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), University Health Services (UHS)

Princeton University in New Jersey

Date Posted January 29, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


University Health Services (UHS), located in the McCosh Health Center, is a fully accredited (AAAHC) healthcare facility that provides comprehensive health services to Princeton undergraduate and graduate students, and specialized services to Princeton University employees who experience work-related injuries or illness.  


UHSs 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 Universitys purpose by using current knowledge of health and human development to guide responsive, high quality clinical, prevention, and consultation services.

A division of UHS, CPS is an accredited (IACS) multidisciplinary mental health unit. It is staffed by psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and administrative professionals with special expertise in campus mental health. CPS places high value on creatively serving a dynamic, diverse student population in a uniquely challenging academic environment.


Position Summary


Reporting to the CPS Director, this 12 month full-time position is composed of clinical and administrative duties, and coordinates CPSs Postgraduate Psychology Fellowship Program. 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. The position also focuses on the coordination of CPS Fellowship Program, which currently includes full-time three postgraduate fellows. This position is responsible for maintaining and developing all aspects of the program, including recruitment, clinical supervision, education, and mentoring functions.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical (65%)


s          Provides direct clinical services to our undergraduate and graduate student population (50%)

s          Clinical responsibilities include urgent care and crisis intervention, psychological evaluations, and time-limited individual and group psychotherapeutic treatment

s          Serves on an on call-after hours rotation with other CPS clinicians

s          Performs specialized evaluations for students of concern: these include administrative, readmission, exit, and post-hospital evaluations

s          Uses clinical data to inform diagnostic assessments (DSM-V) and treatment planning

s          Engages in campus outreach and community education related to mental health issues

s          Participates on select UHS multidisciplinary treatment teams

s          Serves as a mental health consultant to other University partners and stakeholders, and a community referral resource for students

Training Coordination (25%)


s          Oversees all aspects of the Postgraduate Fellowship Program, which at presents has three Fellowship lines (3.0 FTE)

s          Assures that the Fellowship Program adheres to the ethical codes of the American Psychological Association, and the New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners

s          Manages the recruitment cycle, in collaboration with Human Resources

s          Supervises all Fellows, serving as a professional mentor

s          Develops, designs and implements a curriculum for the Fellowship training seminar, involving both the review of clinical material as well as journal articles and related scholarship

s          Designs and implements a system for evaluating the progress of Fellows and for continually improving training program elements

s          Instates an appropriate grievance procedure for participants in the Fellowship Program

s          Collaborates, consults with, and coordinates regular meetings with other CPS supervisors to determine training needs, supervisory assignments, and progress evaluations and reports

s          Explores program expansion and the advantages and disadvantages of program accreditation (e.g., Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) as appropriate


Other Administration (10%)


s          Involved in select UHS, Campus Life, and University committees, as assigned by the Director

s          Translates a high level of computer literacy to the capacity training others in the use of electronic health records

s          Develops and modifies policies and guidelines related to the Fellowship program

s          Involved in other initiatives, projects, and activities, as assigned by the Director[1]








The following education, competencies, and skills are required:

s          A doctorate in clinical psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA)-approved doctoral program

s          Completion of APA-approved clinical internship

s          New Jersey State licensure (for at least 2 years)

s          A minimum of five years of post-doctoral supervisory experience is required

s          Demonstrated excellence in the provision of clinical supervision to mental health professionals and substantial contributions to the administration of a training program

s          Advanced understanding of the full range of developmental and mental health challenges affecting late adolescents and young adults.

s          Mastery of multiple models of brief integrative and psychodynamic psychotherapies, and evidence-based mental health care

s          Evidence of experience in working with severely troubled patients and/or on a psychiatric inpatient unit, or the functional equivalent

s          Demonstrated excellence in managing psychological emergencies during office hours and after-hours

s          Evidence of effective collaborations with a diverse group of mental health clinicians, as well as productive collaborations with multiple stakeholders

s          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

s        Possesses exceptional written, digital, and oral communication skills; is an effective presenter and public speaker

s          Knowledge of New Jerseys 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)





The following education, competencies, and skills are preferred:

s        Advanced degree in a relevant field at the masters level in public health, sociology, neuroscience, social work, healthcare administration,

s          Advanced degree in related fields at the doctoral level in public health, medicine, law, as well as behavioral and neurosciences

s          Board certification in psychology (e.g., American Board of Professional Psychology)

s          Experience working in a university mental health service or a comparable healthcare system

s          Experience coordinating a psychology training program in a college mental health setting

s          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

s        Thrives in an energetic, diverse work environment, and skilled at effective interactions with college-age populations, international students, parents, faculty, and college administrators









Please apply for the position via the Jobs at Princeton website:





The final candidate will be required to pass a background check successfully.


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and in keeping with our commitment, encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and disabled veterans to apply.


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