Staff Clinician, Law School (Arlington and Fairfax Campuses)

Staff Clinician, Law School (Arlington and Fairfax Campuses)


George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services seeks a full-time, experienced Psychologist or Counselor (1.0 FTE, with benefits). The clinician in this position will spend 50% of their time on the Arlington campus assisting law school students, and 50% of their time on the Fairfax campus working with our general student population. 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 promotes the emotional growth, well-being, and academic success for a diverse student body. CAPS provides culturally sensitive mental health and learning services, prevention programming and outreach, and training for emerging mental health professionals.



  • Provides full range of clinical services including individual and group counseling, initial consultations, crisis intervention including after-hours consultation, and case management services;
  • Provides consultation services to students/faculty/staff/family/others;
  • Provides prevention, community education and outreach programming;
  • Participates in training activities such as providing individual supervision, co-leading and supervising therapy groups, providing trainee seminars, and contributing in the trainee selection processes;
  • Coordinates referrals between CAPS and university or community service providers;
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively with other mental health professionals on CAPS’ multidisciplinary staff and other university departments and organizations;
  • Maintains current, accurate and timely clinical documentation in accordance with state and federal law, professional ethics, and CAPS policies; reviews client records to determine progress, effectiveness, and appropriateness of treatment services offered; and
  • Attends and participates in departmental and division meetings and staff development programs as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D in Clinical or Counseling Psychology; or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling;
  • Current independent licensure in Virginia (or ability to obtain licensure within 3 months of hire) as a psychologist, social worker, or counselor. Please note: Virginia does not require post-doctoral hours to obtain licensure as a psychologist;
  • Prior experience working in a university counseling center (generally 1+ years);
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-volume clinical setting with clients presenting in acute distress;
  • Experience with brief psychotherapy and group psychotherapy; and
  • Evidence of cultural fluency and experience working with diverse populations.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing services to graduate or law students; and
  • Experience providing clinical consultation with campus and/or key stakeholders. 


Special Instructions to Applicants: 

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA04HZ at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. For full consideration, please apply by October 12, 2022


Equity Statement: 

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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