Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences
University of Southern California Department of Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences
United States

Licensed Therapist with Addictions/Substance Abuse Expertise- Clinical Instructor or Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences (Clinician Educator)

Department of Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences 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.

Licensed Therapists with Substance Abuse Expertise

Clinical Instructor or Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences

Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences, Division of Student Counseling and Mental Health

Los Angeles, California

USC Counseling and Mental Health Services is actively recruiting a full-time licensed therapist (PhD/PsyD/LCSW/LMFT) to join a diverse and dynamic multidisciplinary team who is strongly committed to providing excellent clinical treatment, training, and outreach services regarding mental health and wellness. We are specifically seeking a licensed therapist with expertise in addictions/substance use disorders and candidates who have strong clinical skills, are familiar with the duties associated with a university counseling center, and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, collegial, professional environment.

Description of the Center

USC Student Counseling and Mental Health (CMH) provides mental health services to students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals. Services we provide include: individual, couples and group counseling; assessment and referral to other professionals and institutions; crisis intervention (including some after-hours coverage); biofeedback; psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up; consultation; outreach and prevention; and training and supervision. 

We are committed to providing quality mental and educational services in accordance with the ethical and legal standards of our profession. We appreciate and honor diversity and work with all students with compassion, respect and dignity. We advocate for and empower our students in pursuing their goals and personal development.

Training is an important function in CMH. We are committed to providing professional training opportunities for trainees in psychology, social work, and medicine (med students and residents). The entire faculty is involved in our training programs including participating in and promoting self-reflection. Our students benefit from multidisciplinary collaboration and we adopt a bio-psycho-social approach in our work whenever appropriate.

We are committed to making CMH a work environment characterized by respect, mutual support, and team work, and the sharing of diverse and honest opinions among our staff is encouraged. We value and honor the diversity of the students we serve as well as the diversity of our faculty and staff and the unique contributions of each member. Faculty are committed to ongoing learning, self-awareness, and cultural competency. 

Position Description

This clinician/therapist will provide individual treatment, group therapy, routine and urgent intake, triage, case consultation, third party consultation, and after-hours coverage to USC students. They will also engage in department-wide substance abuse initiatives. They may supervise interns and practicum students; present didactic training in seminars for social work/psychology practicum interns on theories, interventions or diagnoses; and provide psycho-educational workshops to USC faculty, staff, and students.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or Master’s degree in Social Work or Marriage & Family Therapy for an accredited programLicensed in the state of CaliforniaExpertise in short term treatment, including: brief psychotherapy, stabilization and referral of serious mental illness, and crisis intervention – all following a 6 to 8 session modelResilient, self-aware, and can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environmentMulticultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students

Preferred Qualifications

Certification or specialized training in substance use and/or addictions Work experience in college counseling centersExcellent diagnostic skillsDemonstrated knowledge, experience, and skills in group process work and trainingExperience working with issues encountered in late adolescence, including: transgender identity, men’s issues, sexual trauma, eating disorders, and substance use disordersCommitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice and to professional integrity Desire to continue to grow as a professional and committed to excellence

Application Deadline: Until position is filled.

Starting Date: Negotiable

This is a faculty position in the Division of Student Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry & 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, professional days, and a stipend for professional development.

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 University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities with approximately 48,500 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.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All genders and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply here and upload:

Cover letter expressing interest/fit for this position, and specifying training/expertise in substance use disorders, addiction, and/or treatment thereof 3 letters of recommendation, 2 of which should be from current/former direct clinical supervisors and speak to clinical expertise/skill

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20093462 Posted Date: 09/23/2020


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