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Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 4965706
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Counseling

Staff Psychologist, Penn State Psychological Clinic

The Penn State Psychological Clinic, a fully licensed comprehensive outpatient community mental health center, is seeking applicants for a full-time Staff Psychologist. Full Penn State benefits are included.

The start date for this position is as soon as possible, but applicants who will not graduate with their Ph.D. or Psy.D. until May or June 2024 will also be considered.

The Psychological Clinic ( provides psychological and psychiatric outpatient treatment and psychological and neuropsychological assessment for adults, families, adolescents, and children, as well as school- and community-based intervention programs.

The focus of the Staff Psychologist's clinical work will primarily be with children. However, there may be opportunities to expand or shift focus to adults and/or adolescents in the future, based on business needs.

The Staff Psychologist will be responsible for providing:
  • Individual and group psychotherapy for a broad range of clinical disorders in both short- and long-term treatment formats
  • Initial consultation, diagnostic assessment, and comprehensive psychological and/or neuropsychological evaluations for clients with a wide range of mental health, behavioral, emotional, and developmental concerns
  • Clinical resident instruction for the Psychology Training Program and Psychological Clinic including clinical supervision of graduate students and practicum instruction

The clinic is among the largest associated with a doctoral training program in the United States and serves as the training and research site for the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology.

Other primary responsibilities include collaborating with staff and other professionals to provide the best care possible for Clinic clients, completing all necessary clinical documentation in an accurate and timely manner, and performing all services according to relevant ethical and professional standards of care.

Staff Psychologists at the Psychological Clinic also have the advantage of working within a full-service mental health clinic that is housed within an academic environment where ongoing, cutting-edge clinical research ensures optimal training and the use of state-of-the-art treatments.

Benefits (visit for more detailed information):
  • Medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans
  • 75% tuition discounts (including for a spouse and dependent children up to the age of 26)
  • Generous vacation and sick time
  • 15 paid holidays/campus closure days

Education and Experience:

This position typically requires a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and a year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Applicants must have had one year of a full-time pre-doctoral internship in professional psychology and be eligible to become a Licensed Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Additional Information:

This is a limited-term position, funded for one year from date of hire, with an excellent possibility of re-funding.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.

The College of the Liberal Arts is supportive of flexible work arrangements when aligned with the ability to meet the needs of the unit and the essential duties of the position. Questions related to flexible work should be directed to the hiring manager during the interview process.

Learn More About the Penn State Psychological Clinic:

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Meet Our Team:

The staff at the Psychological Clinic consists of a highly trained, multidisciplinary team of clinical faculty, full- and part-time clinical professionals including psychiatric providers, doctoral trainees, and administrative staff, where ongoing collaboration and consultation is strongly encouraged.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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