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Psychologist II, Center for Counseling and Student Development

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College / VP Area: Vice President for Student Life
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Health Services, Full Time



Under the general direction of the Director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD), the Psychologist II engages in clinical service provision, outreach to student populations, training of interns, post-doctoral fellows, and doctoral level practicum students, and engagement with students, faculty, and staff in consultation. This Psychologist will join a large counseling center comprised of an interdisciplinary team of clinical staff members and trainees who engage over 2,000 students annually through clinical work and over 10,000 more through outreach and consultation.     


The Psychologist II has responsibility in three major areas: (1) performing counseling and psychotherapy, crisis management, and student development programming and advising and counseling those who seek professional consultation services; (2) performing roles in clinical supervision and service; (3) connecting with campus colleagues and student organizations developing relationships and programming to engage and improve students’ experiences on campus.  


The Psychologist II has contacts with community members and University students, faculty, professionals, and staff. The Psychologist II enhances CCSD’s and the University’s national reputation through expertise in providing a broad range of college counseling services and possesses a commitment to the Division of Student Life’s values, serving as a guide for interactions and decision-making in Student Health Promotion & Education, and ultimately the collective culture of UD through amplifying student voices; pursue equity; engage in transformational collaboration; and support learning, innovation, integrity, and respect. These skills are essential, as are skills in providing consultation to others and problem solving. Such work is generally highly sensitive and requires adept clinical judgment and thorough familiarity of ethical and legal procedures. 



  • Serve as an approachable resource for faculty, staff, students, families, and community partners on effective health promotion and education. 

  • On a rotating basis as assigned by Director, respond to campus-wide weekday and evening crisis situations including those that are life threatening as the designated University authority for the handling of mental health crisis situations in the University community.  

  • Provide effective, high quality, evidence-based individual and group counseling and psychotherapy. Case load as assigned by Director. 

  • Assess, evaluate, and diagnose a wide range of psychological disorders and personal, educational, and career development problems in undergraduate and graduate students. 

  • Formulate case conceptualizations and develop, execute, monitor, and modify treatment plans that reflect evidence-based interventions that can be accomplished in a short-term model. 

  • Maintain legally and ethically sound documentation and electronic medical record practices. 

  • Provide counseling, psychotherapy, and supervision of trainees  

  • Connect and liaise with campus colleagues and student organizations developing relationships and programming to engage and improve students’ experiences on campus as directed and in accordance with center goals.   

  • Provide consultation to students, professionals, faculty, and administrators for issues which have psychological dimensions as directed and in accordance with center goals.  

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of State and federal laws such as State of Delaware Child Abuse Reporting laws, FERPA, Title IX, and Clery Act. 

  • Provide outreach to others on campus as directed and in accordance with center goals.  

  • Initiate, develop, and provide student programs designed to enhance the intellectual, social, and personal growth of University students. 

  • Supervise the counseling and clinical work of graduate students-in-training as directed in accordance with center goals.  

  • Serve on committees and/or perform special projects as directed and in accordance with center goals.  

  • Provide and promote professional leadership to other psychologists on and off campus by having achieved notable distinction as a scientist/practitioner  

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

  • Maintain professional licensure and professional competence through appropriate continuing education opportunities. 



  • Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.  

  • Licensed Psychologist in state of Delaware (or license eligible in Delaware).  

  • Previous college health or clinical group practice experience desirable. 

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of the development of emerging adults; organizational and group dynamics, and student development issues and theory.   

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding cultural competency and diversity issues is essential and should be shown through graduate coursework, publications, presentations, and/or skill in expressing such knowledge in person in an interview setting. 

  • Effective interpersonal communication and team skills are required. 

  • Excellent assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning skills. 

  • Ability to assess and record symptoms, reactions, and treatment progress. 

  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care, including FERPA.   

  • Ability to use independent judgment; ability to manage confidential information. 

  • Ability to maintain quality and safety standards.  

  • Understanding of State of Delaware Child Abuse Reporting law, FERPA, Title IX, Clery Act, and trends in legal liability within college counseling center operations.  

  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds. 

  • Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value.

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The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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