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Clinical / Counseling Therapist (Pool)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)

Position Summary

The primary mission of Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS) is to provide services to students and the university community that support and enhance the education of the whole person, as well as nurture a healthy and productive learning-centered campus environment.  All C&PS services are provided and designed to promote academic excellence and retention at SDSU.  Counseling & Psychological Services provides, either directly or through collaboration and referral, a variety of counseling services, (e.g., individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, short-term psychotherapy), assessment and evaluation, faculty and staff consultation, and professional training/supervision, consistent with the educational mission of the university. C&PS services are conceived and implemented within the context of a systemic, community-based approach.  The SDSU learning community is richly diverse.  A crucial part of C&PS’s ability to work effectively on campus is each individual staff members’ demonstrable respect for diversity and ability to effectively work from a cross-cultural perspective with people from a wide range of backgrounds and value systems

The Clinical/Counseling Therapist is responsible for the provision of the following: The full range of individual and group psychological services to students from a wide range of multicultural backgrounds presenting complex psychosocial, social, personal, and family problems; crisis/suicide intervention and trauma response/debriefing; consultation, prevention education, and training services to individuals (e.g., students, faculty, staff,  parents, administrators), campus groups (e.g., student clubs, residence hall communities, fraternities, sororities) and organizational units (e.g., Associated Students, University College's Academic Departments, Student Affairs Offices).

For more information regarding Counseling & Psychological Services, click here.

This recruitment will be used to establish a pool of candidates for current and future, full/part-time, temporary appointments. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule to be arranged.

Education and Experience

A doctorate in behavioral sciences, counseling, psychology, or a related academic field, or a California license as a Psychologist, Marriage & Family Therapist, or Clinical Social Worker.

Candidates must have experience and clinical effectiveness with cross-cultural counseling approaches with ethnically and culturally diverse clients and communities. 

Licenses and/or Certifications Required

Candidates must possess a California license or be license-eligible to practice Psychology in California, (license must be obtained within 18 months of date of hire), or possess a California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist or Clinical Social Worker. 

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Experience and clinical effectiveness with cross-cultural counseling approaches and outreach with ethnically and culturally diverse clients and communities and other traditionally underrepresented students.
  • Crisis intervention and trauma response debriefing capabilities.
  • Clinical skills and experience with short-term therapy approaches.
  • Significant knowledge of and experience making discerning judgments regarding complex ethical and legal issues.
  • Previous university counseling center experience or the equivalent.
  • Candidate must have demonstrable respect for diversity and an ability to effectively work from a cross-cultural perspective with people from a wide range of backgrounds and value systems.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $6250 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. This position will remain open until filled.

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. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact our employment team at or employ@sdsu.edu.

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