Staff Psychotherapist, Embedded at Batten School of Public Policy
Job ID: R0036425 | Health Services Professional | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia's Department of Student Health, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking to hire a full-time mental health professional for the position of Staff Psychotherapist – Embedded at the Batten School of Public Policy. This position will provide triage assessment, diagnostic and developmental evaluations, brief treatment (individual, couple or group therapy) and referral assistance for students at Batten. The Staff Psychotherapist also serves as a consultant to Batten faculty, staff, parents, students and other community members seeking assistance in addressing students' psychological concerns.
  • Staff Psychotherapists provide individual and group counseling and psychotherapy, crisis intervention and clinical consultation. They manage outreach initiatives and programming. They conduct clinical interviews to obtain a comprehensive patient overview and discuss educational history, physical and mental health issues; social factors; and substance use.
  • Conduct screening and comprehensive diagnostic psycho-educational evaluations.
  • Provide consultative and resource services to healthcare providers, as well as University faculty.
  • Provide direct supervision and interactive teaching to trainees in psychology.
  • Lead business and staff meetings, committees and special projects.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

This is a full-time position with UVA benefits. Employees benefits package highlights include:
  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off; parental and community service leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Tuition and professional development benefits
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year

The successful candidate will pass a background check and a drug and health screen.

  • Master's or doctorate in psychology, social work, counseling or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience providing individual psychotherapy to adolescents or adults.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience with risk assessment and crisis intervention.
  • Experience coordinating care with psychiatrists and/or other medical professionals.
  • Current licensure in a mental health discipline (psychologist, LPC, LCSW) in the state of Virginia (or fully licensed within six months of hire).

For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

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