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Staff Psychotherapist

  • Requisition no: 518947
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: CUIMC Student Health Services
  • Grade: Grade 104
  • Categories: Health/Clinical
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

As a member of the Counseling Services, the full-time psychotherapist provides assessment and clinical care to a diverse population of Columbia University Irving Medical Center students and their dependents


  • Provision of short term treatment, consultation and referral of students for appropriate care in support of academic success and retention.
  • Facilitation of the triage and evaluation process.
  • Participation in after hours on-call rotation
  • Provision of outreach and education to students.
  • Participation on committees and in team meetings within Counseling Services.
  • Maintenance of quality assurance and improvement activities.
  • Provision of care in an interpersonally and culturally sensitive manner.
  • Documentation of care as prescribed by law and in accordance with best practices.
  • Performance of a variety of other job related responsibilities as requested.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters level degree or higher with licensure in the state of New York.
  • Preference will be given to those with university counseling center experience
  • Demonstrated competence in crisis intervention, assessing need for psychiatric hospitalization, handling psychiatric emergencies, and supervising referral for inpatient care is required.
  • Evidence of experience working with severe and persistent psychiatric illness in an outpatient or university setting and/or on a psychiatric inpatient unit, or the functional equivalent, is required.
  • Demonstrated excellence in psychiatric assessment and diagnosis, including mastery of diagnostic nomenclature, and an understanding of best practices in diagnostic evaluation and time-limited psychotherapy is required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and proficiency in cultural competency.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with and/or additional training in the psychological care of late adolescents and young adults with the following subspecialties: trauma-informed treatment, DBT, multicultural psychology, and substance abuse.
  • Training and experience in short-term models of treatment.
  • Prior experience in urgent care coordination and high risk psychological evaluations.

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