Staff Psychotherapist - Art Therapy and Eating Disorders
University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: R0041592
Staff Psychotherapist - Art Therapy and Eating Disorders
The University of Virginia's Department of Student Health and Wellness, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking to hire a full-time (40 hours per week) mental health professional for the position of Staff Psychotherapist – Art Therapy and Eating Disorders. This is a newly created position focused on utilizing a brand-new art therapy space at our state-of-the-art Student Health and Wellness Building. The ideal candidate will have experience providing art therapy, as well as expertise in the treatment of eating and body image concerns. Competitive candidates will also have experience working with young adults and individuals from a diversity of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Provides inclusive and integrative mental health services (screenings, intakes, referral assistance, and individual and group psychotherapy) to UVA students presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns.
Offers consultation and therapy for students presenting with eating concerns.
Serves as a member of the Student Health and Wellness Eating Disorder Consultation and Treatment Team.
Develops and coordinates a CAPS Art Therapy Program and provides art therapy to students in group and individual formats.
Intervenes in crisis and emergency situations of a mental health nature with students, including providing some after-hours on-call.
Consults with faculty, staff, students, families, and other professionals regarding the mental health needs of students.
Develops and delivers outreach programming to various groups within the university community.
May provide clinical supervision and training to psychology interns and other trainees.
We seek individuals who are collaborative in nature, have strong communication skills, practice good self-care, maintain healthy boundaries, and possess the ability to manage a challenging workload while promoting a positive relational and organizational atmosphere.
This is a benefits-eligible position. Employee's benefits package highlights include:
22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off
Parental and community service leave
Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
Tuition and professional development benefits after the first year
Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year
Licensed as a mental health professional in the Commonwealth of Virginia (or license-eligible; must be licensed within 6 months of hire).
Master's degree in counseling or social work or PhD/PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology.
A minimum of 3 years of experience providing individual psychotherapy to adolescents or adults and a minimum of 1 year of experience with risk assessment and crisis intervention.
Expertise in art therapy and motivation and ability to build an art therapy program that includes group-based interventions.
Expertise in eating disorders and body image concerns.
Knowledge and competency in culturally informed therapeutic approaches.
Experience with brief models of psychotherapy.
Crisis management skills, including experience with risk assessment, safety planning, and facilitating transfers of care to inpatient facilities.
Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team (collaborating with medical and mental health professionals).
Certification in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, exercise, or body image concerns.
Certification as an art therapist.
Experience working on a college or university campus.
Experience leading psychotherapy groups.
Experience providing outreach and speaking to diverse audiences.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
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