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Stanford University has an immediate opening for Psychologist of the Confidential Support Team, an office of mental health professionals that provides trauma-informed support for students impacted by sexual and relationship violence. This position is integral to creating a healing space for the students we serve and helping them to navigate complex systems on and off campus.
CST is a unit of Vaden Health Services within the division of Student Affairs. CST supports connection, healing, and thriving among Stanford students impacted by sexual, relationship, and gender-based violence through confidential, trauma-informed consultation, counseling, and outreach. CST values diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality in all aspects of its programming and services. We seek candidates who can support this mission and these values.


Provide individual and group counseling and psychotherapy, crisis intervention, clinical consultation, outreach programming for students impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence, as well as other forms of gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. 

In this role, you will:

  • Provide evidence informed therapy for trauma-related symptoms resulting from campus sexual and relationship violence. Tailor treatments to identity, culture, and other individualized student needs.
  • Provide a wide range of direct clinical services (e.g., consultation, crisis support, brief emotional support, case management, individual and group therapy) to students to a diverse student population.
  • Provide education about rights and reporting options and resources available on and off campus. Support students in navigating campus and off-campus resources and pursuing university and criminal processes related to campus sexual and relationship violence.
  • Provide crisis assessment, intervention, and management to students of concern or in crisis; assess need for higher level care.
  • Evaluate and respond to emergency situations; provide consultation to campus for urgent/crisis situations.
  • Track students of concern or requiring higher levels of care, participate in discharge planning, and manage referrals.
  • Work with university staff, faculty, and administrators in consultation, outreach, and other collaborative initiatives.
  • Develop campus outreach through participation in educational programming and additional program development.
  • Participate in center meetings and development activities; complete special projects as assigned.
  • Contribute to original research and program evaluation on clinical intervention for students impacted by sexual and relationship violence.
  • May provide supervision of practicum students, pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows, or psychiatry residents/fellows.

Job Requires:

  • PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-approved training program.
  • Completion of an APA-approved internship.
  • Minimum of one year of postdoctoral training.
  • Licensure in California 

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Clinical expertise in evaluation, crisis intervention, individual and group therapies, and treatment planning support
  • Proven ability to provide culturally sensitive care to diverse constituencies and to collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary colleagues
  • Knowledge of ethical standards, relevant state and HIPAA laws regulating the privacy and confidentiality of health information, and mandated reported statutes
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Proficiency with timely completion of clinical documentation and administrative tasks

In addition, preferred skills and experiences include:

  • High level of energy, flexibility, and the ability to work independently.
  • Student development knowledge and experience in college/university settings.
  • Bi- or multi-lingual therapy skills
  • Work or lived experience with underrepresented minority communities
  • Demonstrated experience in providing care that is rooted in cultural humility and social-justice values

Working Conditions:  

  • This is a hybrid position requiring two to three days of onsite work per week depending on departmental needs.
  • Successful candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

The expected pay range for this position is $120,000 to $143,000 annually. The actual pay will be pro-rated based on the 50% FTE.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

How to Apply:
We invite you to apply for this position, please submit your résumé and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.

Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at stanfordelr@stanford.edu. For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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