CUNY Student Psychological Counselor - Wellness Center in New York, New York


The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Student Psychological Counselor assists in the clinical, administrative, training and outreach activities of the Wellness Center - Student Counseling Services (SCS), functioning as a primary provider of direct clinical services, and as a senior member of the Center's professional staff. The SCS provides evaluation, consultation, and time-limited counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and in groups, as well as academic support services (workshops, consultations, and related programs) to the 3,700 member masters and doctoral student body at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. The SCS is a training site for pre-doctoral clinical and counseling externs. The SCS conducts evaluation research on its activities and outcomes.

This position will report to the Director of Student Life.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provides psychological counseling services to masters and doctoral students.

  • Provides student counseling services as a member of a team.

  • Performs intake and assessment for personal counseling services.

  • Performs crisis intervention for emergency situation.

  • Provides individual, couples and group psychological counseling.

  • Provides individual and group consultation regarding masters and doctoral student progress; provides counseling to assist in completion of dissertation and masters projects.

  • Consults with instructional and administrative staff regarding student mental health issues; prepares and presents outreach initiatives and workshops.

  • Participates in recommending improvements that will impact the effectiveness of the SCS.

  • Participates in clinical supervision and evaluation of pre-doctoral trainees.

  • Provides didactic - clinical training seminars to SCS staff.

  • Participates in SCS research projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


A Doctoral degree in Psychology to include Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs OR A Master's degree in an appropriate discipline for personal or psychological counseling and a New York State license as a mental health practitioner (social work, psychology, or mental health counseling).

In addition, six years' professional experience is required for all candidates.

A preferred candidate should have:

  • Experience with student issues and concerns specific to Master’s-level education.

  • Experience with doctoral-level students.

  • Knowledge and experience with time-limited therapy.

  • Competence in psychodynamic therapy approaches, including short-term psychodynamic therapy, and in treatment approaches that integrate these and other methods.

  • Competence in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and related treatment methods.

  • Competence in multicultural issues and their relation to counseling graduate students.

  • Experience and knowledge regarding referrals for mental health care in the NYC region.

  • Experience dealing with issues related to academic success and completion.

  • Experience supervising staff.

  • Experience with more severe psychopathology.

  • Experience with couple and/or family therapy.

  • Research experience.


Provides student counseling services as a member of a team.

  • Provides psychological counseling to individuals and groups of students

  • Performs crisis intervention for emergency situations

  • Performs intake and assessment for personal counseling services

  • Consults with instructional and administrative staff regarding student mental health issues; may prepare and present outreach initiatives and workshops

  • Participates in recommending improvements that will impact the counseling center's effectiveness

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Student Psychological Counselor


Higher Education Associate




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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September 28, 2018 (Reposting of Job ID 18814, previous applicants need not reapply)


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Job Title: Student Psychological Counselor - Wellness Center

Job ID: 19368

Location: Graduate Center

Regular/Temporary: Regular