Counseling Psychologist LGBTQ+ Focused

Counseling Psychologist LGBTQ+ Focused


Counseling and Psychological Services 

University of California, Santa Barbara


Summary of Job Details:

Under the direction of the Director or designee and with an in-depth understanding of the professional field the Psychologist independently performs diagnosis and psychotherapy on a full range of cases with a focus on LGBTQ+ mental health. Provides individual therapy to assess the level of pathology and to determine appropriateness of a short-term therapeutic modality for students with serious psychological concerns. Assesses for suicidal ideation and provides appropriate crisis intervention services. Conducts culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions. May consult with senior specialist/manager on highly complex issues. Coordinate care with Student Health and provide on and off campus referrals as needed. Provide consultation to staff, faculty, and students as requested. Develop and deliver psychoeducational programs to address the cultural and mental health needs of underrepresented populations. Psychologist is expected to participate in LGBTQ campus organizations which have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural issues. Be able to approach clinical service provision from a cultural perspective. Provides clinical guidance and oversight to other professional staff related to LGBTQ mental health. Train and supervise staff, interns, practicum students, or peers as appropriate. Maintain current license to practice psychology in the state of California and must continue to meet state requirements for license renewal. Flexible hours within a 40-hour workweek will be considered.


Required Qualifications:

• Thorough knowledge of diagnostic/psychological testing methodologies.

• Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with a diverse client group, members of the medical staff and faculty.

• Knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.

• Demonstrated ability to provide culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions.

• Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice, as well as personal and professional integrity.

• Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and to collaborate with other departments and college administrators.

• Excellent organizational, communication, and human relations skills.

• Computer literacy.

• Demonstrated experience working with LGBTQ+ communities.

• Demonstrated knowledge of LGBTQ+ psychology and culture.


Special Conditions of Employment:

• Criminal history check (U02): Satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check

• CANRA (U13): Mandated Child Abuse Reporter

• Credentials Verification (U06): For clinical practitioner

• Works in patient care environment

• Credentials verification for clinical practitioner- license to practice psychology in the state of CA or eligible within 6 months. Occasional evening and weekend hours required (telephone and/or onsite). Employment is contingent on successful completion of our credentialing, privileging, and background check processes.

• UCSB is a Tobacco-Free environment.


Pay Rate/Range:  Salary commensurate with experience

Days/Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm

Benefits Eligibility: Full Benefits 


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Application review begins: 7/20/2022

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Job #38569