Group Psychotherapy Coordinator

Group Psychotherapy Coordinator

Reports To: Associate Chief, Clinical, Academic, and Student Affairs Liaison, Student Mental Health and Counseling Services

Position Overview: 

The Group Psychotherapy Coordinator will respond to a growing campus need for and expertise in group psychotherapy, treatment and workshop initiatives. The ideal clinician would have experience working with college-aged students (both clinically and providing community education/outreach interventions) using a variety of group modalities. They would also be familiar with literature in this area and have a demonstrated knowledge of theories regarding group treatment and would be attuned to how such theories may be utilized in a campus setting. The position would report to the Associate Chief of Student Mental Health & Counseling Services and have no direct reports, but eventually would convene peer supervision opportunities for colleagues facilitating groups as well as supervise trainees.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Conceptualize, develop, promote, implement and oversee campus outreach and programming related to group psychotherapy and mental health
  • Offer a minimum of four groups per semester; ensure that counseling service offers suite of standard groups for collegiate mental health services at all times: DBT, grief, and social skills as well as one co-facilitated group with Student Support Services such as the Returning Students Group or Support Lunch); two of which may need to be offered by the Coordinator
  • Provide annual course for campus community during winter intercession
  • Respond to campus need for expertise on group interventions (e.g., debriefs, safe spaces, drop-in hours, etc.)
  • Offer ongoing group psychotherapy support opportunities for colleagues in the form of peer supervision
  • Partner with other offices, such a Student Support Services, who offer initiatives which target supporting students in group modalities on campus
  • Offer short-term and as-needed ongoing clinical services to students and a minimum of one weekly intake
  • Participate in After Hours and Weekend On-Call Rotation
  • Deliver comprehensive clinical experience with particular emphasis on the provision of acute care and crisis intervention in young adult populations; extensive skills evaluating complex cases, triaging patients, addressing crises in the campus community, and working collaboratively on a team; interdisciplinary experience; and demonstrated competency working with clients from diverse ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish rapport with young adult population. Must be comfortable and well-versed in short-term treatment interventions.  
  • Involves autonomous clinical practice, community outreach, and working in and deep understanding of complex systems. Some evening and rotating on-call hours are required.
  • Projects: Annual projects such as the national depression screening survey and a variety of screening and awareness days for mental health; liaison work with campus partners; outreach programming with student groups.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • PhD, PsyD, LICSW, and advanced licensure by the Massachusetts Board of Registration.
  • 1-3 years related experience with a least 3 years acceptable clinical experience or completion of a fellowship in college mental health.
  • Knowledge of university-based counseling centers and college-aged students as well as demonstrated treatment experience/expertise in at least one of the following areas: trauma, multiculturalism, acculturation, LGBTQ care and/or eating disorders.
  • Legal requirements: State licensure
  • Skills and abilities: Organizational skills; public speaking; verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of and expertise in young adults and collegiate mental health and multicultural counseling; knowledge of and expertise in health promotion; knowledge of programmatic development, evaluation and assessment; ability to work effectively and collaboratively with key stakeholders at every level; ability to maintain grace under pressure; flexibility; demonstrated success with prevention programming and community education and engagement

Job Number: 22606
Grade Level: 8

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