Brown University — Sport Psychologist

Job Description:
The CAPS Sport Psychologist will be embedded in Athletics and support the holistic development of Brown student-athletes. The position will provide treatment that includes initial consultations, brief individual therapy, group therapy, workshops, and crisis assessment and intervention to a diverse student-athlete population. Assesses the unique mental health needs of student-athletes and develops appropriate services to address these specific mental health needs. Builds effective, collaborative relationships throughout the Department of Athletics. Provides outreach presentations and consultation to coaches, administrators, and students.  Serves as a liaison between CAPS and Athletics.

Job Qualifications

  • Counseling credential/license
    • Psychologist (PhD/PsyD)
      • Currently licensed or license eligible within 12 months of start.
      • APA-approved doctoral program and APA-accredited doctoral internship.
      • Credentialed or eligible for the Certified Mental Performance Consultant Certificate
  • Experience in a university counseling center and/or athletics setting is strongly preferred.
  • Exceptional skills in working with diverse students, a diverse counseling staff, and demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Ability to work with a team; excellent verbal and written communication skills with peers as well as clients.
  • Experience and comfort with the provision of care via teletherapy.
  • Experience with shorter counseling sessions and brief clinical approaches.
  • Skills, knowledge, and experience specifically focused on the needs of students of color, students from indigenous communities, LGBTQ students, international students, students from diverse religious affiliations (Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and others), undocumented students, or first-generation college students on a university campus.
  • Expertise in goal-focused therapy models (DBT, ACT, solution focused therapy, brief dynamic therapy, etc.).

Applicants from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Background Check
All offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

Additional Information: Please submit a resume and cover letter when applying for this position. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, please visit here for further information

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Job Posting Title:
Sport Psychologist

Counseling and Psychological Services

Grade 12

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Full time

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Position Classification:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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