Licensed Mental Health Clinician (Ph.D/Psy.D, LCSW, LPC, LMFT)

California College of the Arts

Licensed Mental Health Clinician (Ph.D/Psy.D, LCSW, LPC, LMFT)


San Francisco

Under the supervision of the Staff Psychologist, the Licensed Mental Health Clinician is responsible for providing brief therapy to a culturally diverse student population, crisis intervention, and consultation and referral to the student community. Additionally they will provide mental health outreach and participate in educational activities provided to CCA students, and the CCA community.

The counseling department strives to provide a high quality of care to CCA students and the CCA campus community by adhering to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) ethical standards of care.


  • The range for this position is $75,000 - $80,000 annually

  • CCA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including the choice of five medical plans, generous holiday, sick & vacation time, a retirement match and tuition remission. CCA covers an average of 91% of the medical plan cost for the employee only and an average of 82% for employees with dependents. More information can be found here:


  • CCA considers a full-time work week to be 37.5 hours per week.

  • Work Mode: Hybrid


San Francisco



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  • Plan, develop, and implement mental health counseling services for a diverse and socially active student population; both undergraduate and graduate.

  • Evaluating and developing comprehensive treatment plans for individuals including assessment, diagnosis, coordinating treatment with other professionals, and providing community referrals when indicated.

  • Provide short term individual psychotherapy up to 18-19 hours a week. Provide urgent/risk assessment hours for students in crisis up to 1- 2x hours a week.

  • Provide up to 1-2 hours of Clinical Supervision to Counseling Interns.

  • Has knowledge of and strives to adhere to the APA’s 5 ethical principles in providing mental health care services.

  • Continuous commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and to practice a clinical approach of multicultural awareness, humility, and self-education in working with students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQIA+ students, international students, and nuances in exploring white identities.

  • Maintain strict adherence to FERPA and HIPAA guidelines and confidentiality practices.


  • Produce timely, empirically supported, and confidential record keeping.

  • Assist in the appropriate maintenance of records, preparation of reports, compliance with legal/ethical requirements, and other program administrative functions.

  • Appropriately, accurately, and efficiently complete and maintain mental health records.

  • Utilize an electronic health record for documentation and computer-based systems for administrative functions.

  • familiarity in utilizing Google suite tools, and Zoom to ensure reliable client care, and in being able to effectively coordinate clinical consultation with counseling team.


  • Supports in developing coordinating and providing mental health outreach and psycho-educational workshops for students on a variety of subjects and areas of expertise.

  • Researches and consults with counseling team and other departments on campus to develop relevant topics to present to CCA populations

  • Explores and researches ways to effectively bring student mental health groups to the community

  • Initiates and maintains professional liaison relationships with faculty and staff to enhance outreach efforts to the traditionally under-served students on campus.

  • Has experience with Google suite, CANVA, and Voicethread to develop slide decks and other workshop and outreach materials

  • Works to stay informed about the current generation’s concerns and interests related to overall themes of the current generation’s lived experiences

  • Assist in cultivating curiosity, awareness, and discussions around diversity and inclusion efforts in counseling center and in the wider campus community related to mental health and wellness in a cultural context

  • Participate as a team member in the wider Division of Student Affairs events as schedule allows.

Continued Professional Development

  • Participate in weekly to bi-monthly counseling team meetings. Collaborates and brings ideas, concerns and or support to the team. Maintain a collaborative and cooperative relationship among the multidisciplinary healthcare team by communicating information and participating in team problem-solving methods.

  • Maintain continuing education requirements applicable to licensure and credentialing.

  • Actively maintain knowledge of best practices, current mental health care research, and mental health care trends, particularly related to the college-aged population.

  • Commitment to active, continued professional and personal growth in the interest of best serving the people and communities one works with

  • Ability to self assess when in need of support and engage in active communication with counseling leadership when facing challenges, considering scope of practice issues, and when questions arise.



  • Applicant must possess at least a Masters degree in Counseling, Psychology or a specific, related field. A license issued by the Board of Behavioral Sciences and/or The California Board of Psychology is required. If the licensure is out of state, must comply with regulations for obtaining licensure in order to practice in California. If an unlicensed applicant is an exceptional fit for needs and environment of counseling program and is active in pursuing licensure in California (licensed within 1-2 months maximum) applications may be considered with temporary supervision to be provided by Senior Staff Psychologist until applicant is licensed.

  • 1-3 years post education clinical experience with young adults, and high level of competency with a wide range of clinical issues preferred.

  • Knowledge of the college environment and of the special issues and needs of students of the arts and a personal background or interest in the arts is preferred.

  • Must be well-versed in the theory and practice of contemporary relationally oriented psychotherapy, and be open to continuing to develop professionally in tune with the changing needs of CCA students. Experience in brief psychodynamic therapy is preferred.

  • Current knowledge of social justice and liberatory oriented clinical practices and experience working with a diverse population as well as the ability to integrate knowledge of inclusion, oppression, privilege, and power into one’s professional practice is required.


  • Please include complete CV, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 references. Applications without this documentation will not be considered.

Please note that in an effort to keep the CCA community safe, the College requires all staff, faculty, and students who are on campus to be fully vaccinated, including to have received a booster shot (if eligible). The job responsibilities of this position will require time regularly spent on campus, and therefore the incumbent will be asked to follow the CCA vaccination requirement, unless an exemption is approved. Please reach out to with any questions.

How to Apply

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


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Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.

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Posted on September 14