UConn Mental Health Clinician - Psychologist

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services


Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) Mental Health (MH) at the University of Connecticut (Storrs Campus) is searching for a Psychologist to provide direct clinical services, including assessment and brief psychotherapy, emergency care, psycho-educational services, and consulting services to the University community. This is a full-time permanent (35 hours weekly), 12-month position based at the Storrs Campus, reporting to the Director of Clinical Services.

SHaW is committed to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes health equity and reduces health disparities by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity, social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness. 

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) is expanding services and is currently hiring for a variety of positions related to students’ mental health and wellness. SHaW encourages qualified applicants to apply for multiple positions of interest.


  • Provides psychotherapeutic counseling to individuals and groups, consulting with other professionals as necessary; diagnoses, assesses, and treats emotional and functional disorders through brief model psychotherapy.
  • Provides emergency on-call service and crisis intervention for students who have psychiatric emergencies.
  • Prepares required clinical records and case reports in a timely manner in accordance with SHaW and SHaW Mental Health practice standards and carries on necessary correspondence.
  • Performs clinical assessment, brief intervention, referral, and follow-up to students presenting with a wide range of mental health needs.
  • Train and supervise other health professionals, field placements students/trainees, and volunteers. Through the provision of clinical supervision, supports the maintenance of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in professional psychology.
  • Conducts workshops and outreach services designed to provide mental health education to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents which may be scheduled beyond regular working hours with advanced notice.
  • May prepare narrative and statistical reports of activities for use in the evaluation of mental health services. May compile data to analyze and identify risks, trends, and gaps in the program.
  • Communicates and consults with appropriate University administrators and various mental health and academic faculty. May make referrals to and consult with other mental health agencies offering specialized care beyond the scope of Student Health and Wellness Mental Health Services.
  • May seek funding for and conduct studies on mental health issues; may publish or present findings in appropriate professional journals or forums/conferences.
  • Serves as a resource and consultant to the University community on matters relating to the well-being of students within the limits of confidentiality.
  • Assists with developing and maintaining policies and procedures to govern counseling center. Ensures adherence to best practices.
  • Serves on departmental and/or University committees representing Student Health and Wellness and applicable policies and procedures to stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. 
  • Licensed in the State of Connecticut as a Psychologist or immediately eligible for licensure within one year of hire. 
  • One year of related experience, which may include hours for obtaining the license.
  • Must have a demonstrated understanding of and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues in the delivery of clinical services.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  • Previous experience working effectively and collegially as part of an interdisciplinary behavioral health care team.


  • State of CT Licensed Psychologist.
  • More than two years of post-graduate work experience providing psychotherapeutic counseling to adolescents and young adults.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision to doctoral interns. 
  • Demonstrated experience providing culturally responsive mental health services to college students.
  • Demonstrated training in brief treatment models.
  • Demonstrated expertise in a minimum of one specific treatment relevant to collegiate mental health (for example eating disorders, attention deficit disorder).
  • Demonstrated experience working with a minimum of one specific population in college settings (for example LGBTQ, non-traditional students, students of color, etc.).


This is a full-time (35-hour weekly), 12-month position with an anticipated start date of September 2023 or sooner. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a full range of comprehensive state health and retirement benefits including:

  • Work-Life Balance - Generous paid time off
  • Retirement - Choice of three tiers of State of Connecticut plans
  • Career Advancement
    • Tuition waivers for the employee and spouse based on eligibility
    • Education reimbursements for CEU's
    • Internal trainings on cutting-edge treatment interventions
    • Licensure reimbursement

For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #497773 to upload four (4) items: 1)resume, 2) cover letter, 3) contact information for three (3) professional references, and 4) a separate diversity statement that describes your experience with, and commitment to, diversity, equity and inclusion for all. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

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