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Clinical Sports Psychologist

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff


Quinnipiac University seeks applications for a Clinical Sports Psychologist. The Clinical Sport Psychologist will provide support to student-athletes, undergraduate and graduate students. This position is responsible for providing individual and group counseling, managing triage and crisis intervention as well as prevention, outreach programming and consultation in a fast-paced and dynamic health and wellness center.

In this role, you will also provide consultation and relevant training to coaches, athletic trainers, and other athletic department staff; promote mental health, emotional wellness, and performance excellence in order to contribute to a safe, welcoming and multi-culturally aware athletic department; and establish and maintain collaborative relationships across the Athletics Department with diverse campus constituencies including students, student-athletes, administration, faculty and staff.

About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's The Best 380 Colleges. Quinnipiac has been named a Great College to Work For as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
  • Offer confidential personal counseling, consultation, and performance psychology services to approximately 450 student-athletes and 21 teams
  • Provide clinical services focusing on consultations, diagnosing, and treating mental, emotional or behavioral disorders and common psychological issues such as: anxiety/depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, grief, sexual trauma, and personality disorders
  • Provide individual counseling on psychological issues most salient to student-athletes, including but not limited to: social challenges, personal conduct, interpersonal relationships, substance misuse, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, stress management, anxiety, and mood concerns
  • Create and provide individual and team strategies in enhancing sport performance and developing and strengthening confidence, attention, motivation, imagery skills, control and composure
  • Manage triage and crisis intervention for student-athletes, students, and community as appropriate
  • Perform role in a non-judgmental and nondiscriminatory manner in accordance with university policies
  • Provide professional consultation and outreach to Quinnipiac coaches, staff, athletic training colleagues, and student-athletes regarding issues impacting student-athletes, including: body image and disordered eating, other mental health concerns, psychological response to injury, student behavior, and behavioral decision-making in order to enhance the departmental climate for student success
  • Work within the student-athlete population to increase awareness of mental health disorders, reduce stigma around mental health disorders and to promote total wellness for student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
  • Participate in clinical rounds, interdisciplinary meetings and training programs with Athletic department and Health and Wellness staff
  • Utilize electronic medical record system to maintain accurate and current clinical medical records
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of student-athlete development and educational programs on mental health issues and wellness topics, such as transitioning in and out of the university, athlete identity, interpersonal relationships, conflict management, cultivating resilience and perseverance, healthy striving and stress management
  • Use technology and social media to foster an effective and efficient overall experience for student-athletes and department team members
  • Participate in relevant special projects and meetings
  • Provide on-going data from created assessments
  • Positively contribute to a supportive, healthy and safe work environment
  • Participate in evening, weekend, and holiday on-call rotation
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Some evening, weekend and holiday hours are required depending on student-athletes' needs and schedules.

Education Requirements:
  • Earned doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and/or a Master degree in Social Work, Counseling, Alcohol and Drug, Psychology or other related mental health field
  • Licensed or license-eligible in the State of Connecticut in related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in mental health with a focus on caring for the young adult/adult population 
  • Knowledge and understanding of unique aspects of the student-athlete population
  • Skill in counseling, managing crisis situations and providing outreach and consultation to student athletes and the general undergraduate and graduate student body
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills enabling effective interaction with athletic and athletic training staff, administrators, campus partners, faculty and student-athletes 
  • Experience with use of an electronic medical record system
  • Strong commitment to and training in working with culturally diverse individuals
  • Experience with sensitivity of a diverse community, and a demonstrated ability to provide culturally competent and sensitive counseling services to a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse population
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary treatment team and to case manage referrals to campus and community partners.
  • Ability to work independently in clinical practice
  • Excellent clinical and communication skills
  • Ability to participate in evening, weekend, and holiday on-call rotation.
  • Working knowledge of HIPPA and FERPA

Some evening, weekend and holiday hours are required depending on student-athletes' needs and schedules.

Special Instructions to Applicants: TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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