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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Counseling Psychologist
Position Classification Code: P2003
Job Family: Student Affairs
Pay Level: 09
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Provides psychological and counseling services of a remedial, preventive (primary & secondary), and developmental nature through direct and indirect (consultation) contacts with students, faculty, and staff individually and in-groups). Provides training and supervision for APA accredited internship site. Engages in interdisciplinary consultation and collaboration in an integrated health center.
Standard Duties:
Provides counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position; prepares treatment plans, termination and client referral as appropriate; provides therapeutic crisis intervention, career counseling and emergency services as appropriate. Collects data about clients through interview, triage/intake, psychological assessments and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists. Consults and collaborates in an integrative multidisciplinary center. Ability to develop and present educational outreach programs/workshops. May serve as an outreach liaison on campus. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge in working with diverse college age populations and cultures. Knowledge of community mental health resources. Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. Knowledge of case management. Knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, programs and methodology. Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures. Knowledge and understanding of clinical social work and mental health counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards. Knowledge of psychological test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients' rights. Knowledge with supervision and training.
Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
Ability to apply mental health counseling methods and techniques. Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications. Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses. Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Doctorate degree in related field of Counseling or Clinical Psychology
   Experience- One (1) year of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- PhD All But Dissertation (ABD) with PhD in hand within one year of hire and one (1) year of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Certifications/License- Must be licensed as a Psychologist in New Mexico within two years of employment.
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-