This Drexel University Counseling Center position is embedded in the Department of Athletics to provide support and outreach to our intercollegiate student-athletes. This position would primarily provide direct culturally informed psychological services to our student-athletes.
The duties of the therapist in this position include the provision of direct clinical and sports psychology services to student-athletes, including goal-focused individual therapy, crisis intervention, group therapy, and workshops, as well as outreach programming and consultation. This clinician will provide leadership, oversight, and clinical expertise that enhances student-athlete success on and off the field of competition.
We are seeking a clinician who, in addition to having strong clinical skills, will provide an innovative vision and administrative leadership in supporting the mental health needs of student-athletes. This is a year-round, full-time position embedded in the Department of Athletics. This position would serve as a liaison between the Department of Athletics and the Drexel University Counseling Center and would participate in Counseling Center meetings.
Maintains regular office hours for clinical appointments and initial consultations designed for the intercollegiate student-athlete population.
Serves as the initial point of referral for mental health services for student-athletes and as a liaison to the Counseling Center. Provides culturally informed direct clinical services such as individual, group, crisis intervention, and drop-ins.
Develops and/or modifies treatment/performance plans and counsels individual athletes, charts progress, and provides follow-up care as required.
Consults with co-treating providers (i.e., psychiatric, medical, nutrition), for an integrated service, as appropriate.
Partner with Administrators, Coaches, and support areas to assist in creating an environment that prioritizes student-athlete well-being.
Conducts student-athlete group workshops, such as post-injury, rehabilitation, and mindfulness.
Collaborates in Counseling Center efforts to provide services in new and creative ways. Attends Counseling Center staff meetings as required.
Adheres to NCAA and/or agency standards regarding case management, documentation, and parameters of service, including occasional availability for emergency response or outreach during non-traditional hours of operation.
Mental Performance Enhancement Consultation and Services:
Consults the Sports performance team, administration, coaching staff, and student-athletes regarding sports performance needs and initiatives.
Ongoing active engagement as a member of the Athletics sports performance team. Provides psychoeducation and training to student-athletes and Athletics staff regarding athlete mental health.
Periodically attends sports practices and home events.
Minimum of a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
Minimum of 2 years of professional counseling experience (this may include graduate and post-graduate experience).
Must have completed an APA-accredited internship.
Licensed/eligible for PA License.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Experience providing group therapy and contributing to a multi-disciplinary clinical team.
Experience/specialized training in sports psychology (e.g. extensive training, practicum, specialization track, etc.)
Demonstrated commitment to working with collegiate student-athletes and in consulting with sports medicine professionals, coaches, and other athletics staff.
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