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Clinical Psychologist

  • Requisition no: 512053
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Columbia Health
  • Grade: Grade 14
  • Categories: Health/Clinical
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

To provide direct clinical services to students served by Counseling & Psychological Services, consultation and outreach to the Columbia community, and training of psychology fellows.


  • Provides psychological evaluations and triage assessments of students, and develops client-centered treatment plans based on a review of presenting problem(s) and developmental, social, psychological, academic, and treatment history.

  • Provides short-term and moderate-term psychotherapy and crisis intervention. 

  • In collaboration with the CPS social work team and senior psychologists, case manage emergent situations.

  • Collaborates with providers and other services within and outside of Columbia Health on clinical and other work related activities including, but not limited to, strategic planning, reaccreditation, and multidisciplinary committees. 

  • Provides consultation to deans and other campus staff concerned about specific student problems.

  • Maintains up-to-date and accurate patient records.

  • Participates in QA and evaluation activities as needed; compiles data in areas of specialty, when requested by the Executive Director.

  • Depending upon clinical need and upon the provider’s individual qualifications, participates in at least one specialized clinical activity, including but not limited to:

    • Facilitates therapy groups and/or, psychoeducational workshops

    • Conducts couple therapy

    • Participates in gatekeeper training and other outreach activities

    • Serves on the trauma support team or the multidisciplinary eating disorders team or the Behavioral Health team

    • Participates in initiatives addressing specific student populations including, but not limited to, veterans, international students, students of color, first gen students, and/or LGBTQ students

    • Provides training and supervision to psychology fellows

  • Other responsibilities at the discretion of the Executive Director of Counseling & Psychological Services.

  • Some evening hours and on-call duties required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology or Ph.D. in counseling psychology.

  • Requires New York State license or eligibility.

  • Minimum 5 years related experience with a least 3 years acceptable clinical experience or completion of a fellowship in college mental health or related area required. 

  • Strong clinical, diagnostic, interpersonal, and collaborative skills. 

  • Multicultural competence. 

  • Demonstrated experience in the assessment and management of suicidality and crisis intervention.

  • Some evening and limited on-call hours required.

Preferred Qualifications

Background in college counseling or in treating late adolescents and emerging adults, as well as demonstrable experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas of clinical interest:

      o  Acculturation challenges among international students (proficiency in Mandarin, Korean, Hindi)

      o  LGBTQ issues

      o  Trauma support

      o  Multicultural concerns

      o  Eating disorders

      o  Alcohol and other substance use

o  Behavioral health

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Applications open: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

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