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Counseling Psychologist 3 (9558C) 6490
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 19, 2020
Title Counseling Psychologist 3 (9558C) 6490
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Psychology - Clinical

Counseling Psychologist 3 (9558C) 6490

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 16, 2020.

Departmental Overview

As a national collegiate leader, UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more about us by visiting

University Health Services (UHS) and primary/urgent care are integrated environments that support a holistic approach to patient-centered care. In order to address demand for mental health services and to serve students who would benefit from integrated care, UHS has created an interprofessional team practice to improve the student experience, reach a broader array of students, improve the quality of care, and foster enthusiasm for this way of working together. The new model optimizes the talent, expertise, training, and spirit of expanded, multidisciplinary medical and mental health teams. As a result, students will experience comprehensive, seamless, timely, individualized, effective, safe and comfortable services that destigmatize mental health; address body, mind and emotions; and feel like, for those who desire it, that a team is taking care of them. Working collaboratively with colleagues from diverse clinical training backgrounds, this position provides direct clinical care within fast-paced Primary and Urgent Care clinics to optimize whole-person health and wellness that supports the academic success of a highly diverse, multicultural student population.

  • Performs assessment, diagnosis, behavioral interventions, motivational interviewing, brief psychotherapy and case management on a full range of cases including crisis counseling and high-risk concerns. Works collaboratively with primary and urgent care providers, clinic nurses, medical assistants, and individuals from other clinical units to provide culturally competent care for a diverse student population. Professionally responsible for the soundness and validity of recommendations, services, and referrals but is expected to seek advice from senior specialists on unusual or uniquely complex client responses or on problems outside their area of expertise. Maintains a visible presence during clinic operating hours and provides timely feedback to referring clinical providers.
  • Gathers, analyzes, prepares, summarizes and monitors the status and progress of individual cases and projects and may participate in the training of lower-level professionals and paraprofessionals. Maintains current knowledge of University Health Services, campus, and community resources. Implements related business processes.
  • Functions as a resource and may provide clinical guidance and oversight to lower level professional staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Staff Development - includes work on committees and assignments that enable the staff member to stretch and grow, along with formal and informal coaching and mentoring and regular training, including conference attendance.

Required Qualifications
  • Strong knowledge and experience with providing psychological diagnoses, brief interventions, and case management services to university students. Experience providing behavioral health interventions in a medical setting preferred. Able to rapidly provide these services while working in a fast-paced environment where interruptions may be frequent and task-shifting is required.
  • Broad skills and competencies associated with providing multi-cultural counseling services and experience with communities underserved in mental health care.
  • Strong familiarity with a wide range of psychological interventions including Motivational Interviewing.
  • Experience and ability to work as a member of a clinical team with diverse clinical training.
  • Maintains an intervention focus oriented by client goals including harm reduction.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner.
  • Flexibility and willingness to accommodate client needs and colleague requests for support. Comfortable with a varied clinical schedule.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws and standards of professional conduct.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of diagnostic/psychological testing methodologies.
  • Ability to conduct complex analysis and develop and present recommendations and course of treatment.
  • Experience in the use of electronic/medical records systems; must be computer literate.

  • Doctorate in clinical psychology or counseling and completion of an APA-approved doctoral program and doctoral internship.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years experience providing mental health care to university students.
  • Three years experience providing mental health care in a medical setting.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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