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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 1568371
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Health - Healthcare Administration

Counselor/Crisis Interventionist (Licensed Psychologist)
Tenure Track (12 Month)

California State University Fullerton is seeking applications for a career level tenure-track counselor (psychologist) faculty position in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Under the general supervision of the Director, the selected candidate will provide a full range of direct clinical services (50%) which includes campus outreach and providing scholarly activities to the department and campus partners, while the other 50% will be providing crisis intervention services. While this appointment has faculty status for collective bargaining purposes, it is a full-time, 12 month clinical position with limited teaching or research responsibilities. Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in psychology, be currently licensed, have the experience to administer psychological assessments and have expertise in addressing a wide range of developmental and psychological needs of a diverse college student population.

Direct Counseling Services: Provide intake clinical interviews and psycho-diagnostic assessments, short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling and psycho-educational groups, administer psychological testing and interpret the data, case management and collaboration with a consulting psychiatrist, and referrals to and consultation with academic and disability counselors and health center professionals on-campus as well as off-campus mental health professionals and agencies.

Outreach Services: Develop and provide outreach programs (e.g., classroom presentations; workshops), including occasional evening or weekend programs, for a metropolitan, largely commuter campus with a highly diverse student population; participate in the development and implementation of assigned special outreach projects (e.g., mental health screening days; prevention projects).

Consultation: Provide expertise to the university community regarding issues that affect the educational, developmental and psychological well-being of students; provide consultation services and occasional in-service training to faculty, administrators, and student leaders on mental health and developmental issues.

Crisis Intervention Services: Provide crisis intervention and stabilization, scheduled on-call triage hours 8-16 hours a week, face to face case management, short-term therapeutic interventions, referrals to and consultation with on-campus and off-campus partners, and involvement in campus crisis response.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an accredited program.
  • Licensed/license eligible to practice psychology in California.

    Experience and Skills:
    The candidate must demonstrate experience with the following:
  • Issues pertinent to a diverse college student population.
  • Clinical experience providing crisis stabilization services in either a community mental health setting, or university counseling center.
  • Intake clinical interviews, including psycho-diagnostic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment plan formulation, for students with a broad spectrum of psychological problems, ranging from adjustment issues to major psychiatric disorders.
  • Training in administering and interpreting psychological assessments.
  • Short-term individual, couples and group counseling, and crisis intervention for psychological emergencies and high risk clients.
  • Knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socio-economic backgrounds, ranging in age.
  • Ability to develop and implement a broad range of outreach services, including consultation/mediation interventions, training modules, workshops, and presentations to the campus community on mental health issues and stigma reduction approaches.
  • Working effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Computer skills for electronic record keeping.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and pre-employment fingerprinting.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Specialization in an area pertinent to CSUF college students (e.g., sexual identity development; immigration and acculturation issues; trauma work; suicide prevention).
  • Experience and interest in coordinating counseling groups for students.
  • Experience and interest in working with sexual assault issues.
  • Experience and interest in providing outreach services and counseling to address underserved students.
  • Experience and interest in the provision of supervision to pre-doctoral interns.

    Hiring Range
    $70,000 - $80,000 per month

    Rank & Benefits
    In the CSU system, this position is classified as a Student Service Professional - Academically Related Level I - tenure track. This is a full time 12 month position. Counselors in the CSU system serve as members of the academic faculty unit and are represented by the faculty union. Counselor faculty earn full tenure generally through a six year tenure process. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and qualifications, however, there is no guarantee that an offer will be made above the beginning salary. The University offers excellent, comprehensive benefits including health/dental/vision plans for employees and dependents, spouse/domestic partner or dependent fee waiver, access to campus child care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

    Appointment Date
    October 1, 2019

    Application Procedure
    A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 11400BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

    1. Current curriculum vitae
    2. A cover letter with a brief statement explaining your experience and interest in the position
    3. Three letters of reference from professionals familiar with your clinical work.

    On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

    For inquiries, please call: (657) 278-2355 or e-mail

    Application Deadline
    Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by September 7, 2019 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

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