Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Science
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
United States

Licensed Mental Health Therapists for PBHS / Clinical Instructor or Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences

Keck School of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is seeking several licensed mental health therapists (PhD/PsyD, LCSW, LMFT) for a new behavioral health practice to care for the student body population at USC.

Description of the Faculty Practice

Located in a contemporary state-of-the-art facility in the Engemann Student Health Center on USC’s University Park Campus, the practice serves USC students who require intensive or longer-term mental and behavioral health services. A multi-disciplinary team comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and case managers work collaboratively to accomplish the practice’s mission of providing access to the highest quality of mental health care for all students.

Essential Functions

  • Reports to clinic/division leadership
  • Conducts initial diagnostic evaluations and biopsychosocial assessments, develops treatment plans, and provides evidence-based, trauma-informed, and multiculturally-affirming psychological interventions to USC students
  • Provides individual and group therapy, as indicated
  • Evaluates crisis situations and intervenes appropriately
  • Provides after-hours on-call service, as assigned
  • Completes timely documentation and billing in accordance with to clinic policies
  • Maintains appropriate clinical records and complies with all relevant regulatory policies and procedures
  • Participates in clinical outcome evaluation
  • Collaborates and consults with other mental health and primary care providers involved in the care of the student
  • Participates in multidisciplinary case conferences and clinic meetings
  • Attends and contributes to department and division meetings, fostering clinical objectives and a consultative collegial environment
  • Participates in yearly peer review and quality improvement activities

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program, or Master’s degree in Social Work or Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Licensed in California
  • Well-developed clinical skills and experience utilizing evidenced-based interventions for the treatment of mental health conditions
  • Effectively works in a highly diverse, multicultural, and LGBTQIA+ affirmative environment
  • Interest and skill in an integrated approach to care
  • Willingness and ability to see a high volume of patients and meet departmental productivity standards
  • Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments
  • Flexible/comfortable adapting to a new and evolving clinical practice

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with university students
  • Strong diagnostic skills and knowledge of DSM5
  • Resilient, self-aware, and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Experience working with issues encountered in late adolescence, including identity issues (e.g., sexual identity, gender identity, racial/ethnic identity, etc.), sexual trauma, eating disorders, and substance use disorders
  • Multicultural competency/humility and trauma-informed approach in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first-generation students, LGBTQIA+ students, and international students
  • Experience and commitment in working with minoritized individuals
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice and to professional integrity 
  • Desire to continue to grow as a professional; committed to excellence and lifelong learning
  • Strong communication skills
  • Bilingual or multilingual

This is a full-time clinical faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Salary is competitive and contingent on experience. A generous benefits package includes health insurance, sick time, paid vacation, and professional days.

University Description

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC is one of the world’s leading private research universities with approximately 43,000 students from all 50 states and boasts one of the largest international student bodies in the country. USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles, a culturally rich metropolitan city, and is close to both beach and mountains with wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities.  The mild temperatures along with the city’s average of 329 days of sun per year makes Los Angeles a wonderful city to live and work.

Application materials

CV, cover letter expressing interest and fit with minimum and preferred qualifications, and 3 letters of reference from current or former direct supervisors that speak to your competency and suitability for this position.

USC strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.  All genders, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20074593 Posted Date: 12/07/2020


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