The Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is seeking several California licensed mental health therapists with expertise in treating eating disorders and body dysmorphia (PhD/PsyD, LCSW, LMFT) for a behavioral health practice to care for the student body population at USC.
Description of the Faculty Practice
Located in a contemporary state-of-the-art facility in the Engemann Student Health Center on USC’s University Park Campus, the practice serves USC students who require outpatient mental and behavioral health services. A multi-disciplinary team comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and case managers will accomplish the practice’s mission of providing access to the highest quality of mental health care for all students. The Eating Disorders Program consists of specialized eating disorder providers with expertise in leading evidence-based treatments for eating and body image disorders.
Reports to clinic/division leadership
Conducts initial diagnostic evaluations and biopsychosocial assessments, develops treatment plans, and provides evidence-based, trauma-informed, and multiculturally-affirming psychological interventions to USC students
Provides evidence-based individual and group therapy to USC students presenting with eating disorders and body dysmorphia concerns as well as other presenting problems
Participates in and contributes as a member of the Eating Disorders Program
Evaluates crisis situations and intervenes appropriately
Provides after-hours on-call service, as assigned
Completes timely documentation and billing in accordance with to clinic policies
Maintains appropriate clinical records and complies with all relevant regulatory policies and procedures
Participates in clinical outcome evaluation
Collaborates and consults with other mental health and primary care providers involved in the care of the student
Participates in multidisciplinary case conferences and clinic meetings
Attends and contributes to department and division meetings, fostering clinical objectives and a consultative collegial environment
Participates in yearly peer review and quality improvement activities
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Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program, or Master’s degree in Social Work or Marriage & Family Therapy
Licensed in California. Well-developed clinical skills and experience utilizing evidenced-based interventions for the treatment of mental health conditions
Effectively works in a highly diverse, multicultural, and LGBTQIA+ affirmative environment
Interest and skill in an integrated approach to care
Willingness and ability to see a high volume of patients and meet departmental productivity standards
Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments
Flexible/comfortable adapting to a new and evolving clinical practice
Experience working with university students
Experienced in working with those with eating disorders
Strong diagnostic skills and knowledge of DSM5
Resilient, self-aware, and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Experience working with issues encountered in late adolescence, including identity issues (e.g., sexual identity, gender identity, racial/ethnic identity, etc.), sexual trauma, eating disorders, and substance use disorders
Multicultural competency/humility and trauma-informed approach in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first-generation students, LGBTQIA+ students, and international students
Experience and commitment in working with minoritized individuals
Commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice and to professional integrity
Desire to continue to grow as a professional; committed to excellence and lifelong learning
Strong communication skills
Bilingual or multilingual
Internal Number: REQ20074593
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
The Department of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is committed to excellence in three equally important areas: clinical care, education and research.
We are proud of our long record of clinical service to the residents of Los Angeles County. Much of our clinical activity is in the public sector, particularly at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center. We also provide private outpatient and inpatient care at Keck Hospital of USC and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital. In addition, we provide student-centered counseling and mental health services on University Park Campus (UPC), and recently opened a new outpatient behavioral health clinic on UPC that provides moderate to longer term mental health treatment to USC students.