Company Name:

UC Santa Barbara


Santa Barbara, California

Approximate Salary:

$90,048 Per Year

Job Category:

Staff Psychologist

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:


Date Posted:

September 30, 2019


UCSB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking experienced psychologists to work with our student population. The successful candidate will bring generalist clinical skills and demonstrated expertise and understanding of working with African American, Black, and/or Caribbean students in clinical and outreach services. As well as, expertise and ability to provide culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions.

Particular attention will be provided to those with demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Black Psychology and culture. The successful candidate will be committed to working with a diverse population of university students with a particular emphasis on African American students and students of color. Competitive candidates will have 3 or more years of post-licensure experience, and experience in a university counseling center. Previous management or crisis coordination experience will be taken into consideration.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program. A satisfactory completion of a fingerprint background check is required prior to the start of employment.

Minimum Requirements 

- License to practice psychology in the State of California or eligible within 6 months
- Ability to be credentialed and privileged
- Thorough knowledge of applicable laws and standards of professional conduct.
- Thorough knowledge of diagnostic / psychological testing methodologies.
- Highly effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Thorough skills associated with conducting complex diagnosis, problem-solving and critical-thinking.
- Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with diverse client group, members of the medical staff and faculty.
- Ability to conduct complex analysis and develop and present recommendations and course of treatment.
- Knowledge of electronic / medical records systems.
- Computer literacy.
- Demonstrated experience working with African American communities.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Black Psychology and culture.
- Demonstrated ability to provide culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions.


Psychologists are expected to provide individual therapy and assess the appropriateness of a short-term therapeutic modality for students with serious psychological concerns. Clinical service expectations include the ability to provide culturally appropriate interventions for the assessment and provision of crisis intervention services, coordination of care with Student Health and provision of appropriate referrals. Psychologists must be able to develop and deliver psycho-educational programs to meet the special needs of underserved populations, particularly the African American student population. Psychologists are expected to participate in campus organizations which have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural issues and be able to approach clinical service provision from the perspective of Black Psychology and culture. Must be able to train and supervise staff, interns, practicum students, or peers as appropriate. Occasional evening and weekends will be required.

About CAPS

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a department within the division of Student Affairs and strives to support the academic and emotional success of UCSB students. CAPS is a high-volume center serving the UCSB campus population including consultation, outreach, and prevention services. CAPS is staffed by an excellent, collaborative team of ethnically and culturally diverse psychologists. CAPS maintains a competitive APA-accredited psychology doctoral internship program and is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc (IACS). This position continues the department and campus efforts to respond to the call from Black students to address the unique needs of Black students by providing culturally congruent and proficient mental health services. To learn more about CAPS, please visit

About UCSB

The University of California, Santa Barbara became a member of the prestigious University of California system in 1944 and in little more than half of a century has become an internationally renowned center for teaching and research. The University of California multi-campus system encompasses 10 campus locations throughout California, five medical centers, three Department of Energy national laboratories and the UC headquarters office in Oakland. Distinguished for its interdisciplinary programs and commitment to excellence and innovation, UCSB offers over 25,000 students a comprehensive array of undergraduate majors and graduate programs through three colleges, two professional schools and the Graduate Division. UCSB's unique features - which include its residential character, its stunning ocean side setting at the foot of the Santa Ynez Mountains, its location on the edge of the Pacific Rim, just 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles yet removed from urban pressures - together create a rich environment where living and learning are intertwined. To learn more about UCSB, please visit


For primary consideration, complete submissions by October 9, 2019. Open until filled.

Please submit a completed application to UCSB Job Board:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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