Brown University — Psychotherapist

Job Description:

The Psychotherapist provides culturally-informed counseling, assessment, crisis intervention, and referral services for university students. The Psychotherapist also participates in psychoeducational and community building efforts that address students’ needs, and consults with faculty and staff regarding student concerns. The Psychotherapist must work exceptionally well with Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ, international, and other under-represented students and communities on campus; and have a sophisticated understanding of how intersectionality, privilege, and socioeconomic status relate to the mental health of a global student community.

Job Qualifications


  • Counseling credential/license
    • Psychologist (PhD/PsyD)
      • Currently licensed or license eligible within 12 months of start.
    • Social Worker (MSW):
      • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), currently licensed or license eligible within 12 months of start.
    • Counselor (MA/MS):
      • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC); licensed or license eligible within 12 months of start.
  • 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 in a university counseling center (strongly preferred).
  • Multilingual counseling skills.
  • Experience and comfort with the provision of care via teletherapy
  • Experience with trauma-informed care
  • 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:

Counseling and Psychological Services

Grade 12

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Time Type:
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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