SHS Psychologist

Payroll Title: UCP X
Class Code: 1006-9090
Job Family: SHS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 698


Under the general direction of responsible health professional, provides direct clinical services, including assessment and psychotherapy, emergency care and consulting services to the University community.


  1. Diagnoses, assesses and treats emotional and functional disorders through psychotherapy, counseling treatment is usually short-term and may be delivered to individuals, groups or couples.
  2. Provides emergency on-call service and crisis intervention for students who have psychiatric emergencies, as assigned.
  3. Meets regularly with professional colleagues in the student health services to assess, diagnose and plan treatment and disposition of cases.
  4. Will participate in supervision and training of clinical trainees in the University of Connecticut and other graduate programs in counseling psychology.
  5. May seek funding for and conduct studies and research on mental health issues; may publish or present findings in appropriate professional journals or forums.
  6. Makes referrals to and consults with other mental health agencies offering specialized care beyond the scope of SHS Mental Health Services especially inpatient psychiatric facilities.
  7. Participates in and/or conducts professional development presentations.
  8. Prepares appropriate clinical records, case reports and necessary correspondence.
  9. May design, implement and evaluate new treatment programs to meet student demand for services.
  10. Conducts workshops and outreach services designed to provide mental health education to students.
  11. Serves as a resource and consultant in applied psychology to the University community on matters relating to the well-being of students including testing and evaluating students referred for specific learning disabilities, and other psychological disabilities.
  12. Participates in various Student Health Services and University committees and advisory groups.
  13. Performs related duties as required.
  14. Consults with the Dean of Students or University CARE Team regarding students with mental health concerns or who may be engaging in high risk behavior; evaluates such students on referral and reports findings to Dean.


  1. Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  2.  Experience providing psychological counseling to adolescents and young adults.
  3. Licensed in the State of Connecticut as a Psychologist or immediately eligible for licensure with license obtained within one year.
  4. Ability to supervise doctoral level graduate student in clinical training.
  5. Must have an understanding of and commitment to diversity issues in the delivery and management of counseling center services.


  1. Previous university or college counseling center experience.
  2. Experience providing mental health outreach education.

Date Created: 6/28/85
Revised: 03/11/14