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Psychologist (Hybrid Schedule)

  • Requisition no: 526251
  • 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: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

Provide direct clinical services to students served by Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS), including crisis intervention, diagnostic assessment, group therapy, psychoeducational programs, outreach, and brief psychotherapy. 


  • 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

  • Staffs drop-in hours, sees students on a “same day” basis.
  • Performs other responsibilities at the discretion of the Executive Director of Counseling & Psychological Services. 

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Requires New York State license or eligible.

  • 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, communication and collaborative skills. 

  • Multicultural competence. 

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

  • Some evening hours required. 

Preferred Qualifications

Background in college counseling or in treating late adolescents and emerging adults. Experience with brief therapy models, including short term psychodynamic therapy.  Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas of clinical interest: 

  • Acculturation challenges among international students (proficiency in Mandarin, Korean, Hindi and/or other languages a plus)
  • LGBTQ populations
  • Veterans' concerns 
  • Trauma support
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Health Psychology 



CPS has a need for psychologists to provide treatment to the broad student population as well as psychologists with appropriate clinical experience who are interested in dividing time between general clinical services and participating in one of the specialty teams listed below:  Please indicate in your letter of interest if interested in joining a team.  All are encouraged to apply regardless of specialization experience: 

  • Trauma Support Team
  • Eating Disorders Team
  • Behavioral Health Team
  • Outreach Team (with a focus on under-served student groups)

We support a hybrid schedule which consist of three days per week on campus, and two days per week remote, subject to business needs.  


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