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Senior Psychologist

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia (US)
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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
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Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) invites applicants for the position of full time (1.0 FTE) Senior Psychologist. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Counseling and Psychological Services supports students through ethical and responsive care and prevention. We foster the well-being of the diverse Mason community through psychological, learning, outreach, and consultation services. We provide high-quality training to emerging mental health professionals. We are committed to excellence in psychological and learning services by promoting student safety, enhancing emotional growth, and supporting academic success.

The successful candidate for the Senior Psychologist position will have an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on mental health. This will be combined with a comprehensive understanding of intersectionality and the lived experiences of diverse students.


  • Provide clinical supervision of psychology interns and psychology externs, as assigned, in psychology training program;
  • Provide administrative supervision of licensed CAPS clinicians;
  • Provide leadership in CAPS as needed for complex clinical cases;
  • Provide individual and group therapy, consultation, assessment, and case management services, to Mason students. Complete documentation of services within CAPS guidelines;
  • Provide crisis assessment/intervention through day time and after hours on-call systems, and provide consultation services to parents, faculty, staff, and students;
  • Provide community education programs to Mason community;
  • Participate in internal CAPS committees and meetings as needed; and
  • Participate in University Life and/or University committees or activities related to position responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology;
  • Licensed as a psychologist in Virginia or ability to obtain licensure in Virginia within 4 months of hire (please note: Virginia does not require post-doctoral hours for licensure);
  • Some (generally two (2)+ year’s) experience as a licensed psychologist;
  • Prior experience providing clinical supervision;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume clinical setting with clients presenting in acute distress; and
  • Evidence of multicultural awareness and experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience providing mental health services to college students or late adolescents.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA014Z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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