Staff Psychotherapist Generalist

Jun 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Vacancy Announcement
Faculty Non-Tenure Track Position
Starting (August 2017)

Department of Counseling & Psychological Services
Staff Psychotherapist Generalist, Job #7062

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

DESCRIPTION: Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) invites you to apply to our full-time faculty non-tenure track position. General duties will include clinical supervision of practicum students and/or postgraduate residents, time-limited individual and couples therapy, group therapy, intake assessments, crisis intervention, outreach and consultation. It is expected that the person who is hired into this role will work collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: Appointment will be made at the Student Services Professional-Academic Related 1 (SSP-AR-1) level as a faculty counselor. Rank and salary are dependent upon the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: This position is an academic year (9 month) position with summers off and generous vacation time during Thanksgiving break, winter holiday, and spring break. Faculty counselors have staff privileges on campus (library privileges, access to employee wellness program, etc.) and the added benefit of living in an extraordinarily beautiful place. Rental prices and other information about the Humboldt area can be found at

Professional Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A master's or doctorate degree in the field of clinical or counseling psychology or applied (clinical) social work.
  • California licensure (as a Psychologist, LMFT, or LCSW) for 2 years or more.
  • Experience in time-limited psychotherapy and crisis intervention with young adults.
  • Competence in the assessment and treatment of AOD issues, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
  • Solid team player with good communication skills.
  • Ability to keep up with the face pace of the center and maintain timely case documentation.
  • Multicultural competence.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Previous experience providing psychological services in a university or college counseling center.
  • Interest and experience working with international, historically underrepresented, and/or under-served student communities (e.g., Latino, African American, and Native American students).
  • Interest and experience providing clinical supervision, particularly with counseling students just learning to be therapists.
  • Specialization in time-limited approaches to therapy (such as, cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
  • Experience and interest in leading psychotherapy or psycho-educational groups.
  • Strong skills in suicide risk assessment and management and working with "high risk" issues more generally.
  • Bilingual (Ability to conduct services in both English/Spanish)

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit:

General Information: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is housed on the 2nd floor of the Health & Counseling building on campus. The facility includes 13 clinician offices, a reception area and waiting room, a group room, a professional library, a conference room, and a staff kitchen. CAPS consists of eight licensed therapists, and several postgraduate residents and practicum trainees, working as a team. Peer consultation is emphasized and constantly utilized in a supportive and collegial atmosphere. The staff is especially interested in clinicians who will support this type of work environment. Most of our professional staff members are involved in supervising trainees. Professionals at CAPS represent a range of theoretical orientations. For more information, please visit:

Application: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
  • Letter of application describing skills and experience, reasons for interest, and unique qualities the applicant would bring to HSU
  • Detailed resume/vitae
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:

In letter of application, please refer to Job #7062.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to:

Stephanie McGrath, Review Committee Chair
Counseling & Psychological Services
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299

Phone (707) 826-3236/Fax (707)826-5735

	Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than June 26, 2017 Early response is encouraged.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or

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