Mission Statement for the Brandeis Counseling Center: The BCC
mission is to meet the developmental, emotional and mental health
needs of the students of the university. We are a multicultural
treatment center that is committed to the values of diversity and
We are a multidisciplinary team that is committed to
multicultural guidelines put forth by the National Association of
Social Work and the American Psychological Association. The APA
guidelines below have been adapted by replacing “Psychologist” with
Guideline 1. Clinicians seek to recognize and understand that
identity and self-definition are fluid and complex and that the
interaction between the two is dynamic. To this end, Clinicians
appreciate that intersectionality is shaped by the multiplicity of
the individual’s social contexts.
Guideline 2. Clinicians aspire to recognize and understand that
as cultural beings, they hold attitudes and beliefs that can
influence their perceptions of and interactions with others as well
as their clinical and empirical conceptualizations. As such,
“Clinicians” strive to move beyond conceptualizations rooted in
categorical assumptions, biases, and/or formulations based on
limited knowledge about individuals and communities.
Guideline 3. Clinicians strive to recognize and understand the
role of language and communication through engagement that is
sensitive to the lived experience of the individual, couple,
family, group, community, and/or organizations with whom they
interact. Clinicians also seek to understand how they bring their
own language and communication to these interactions.
Guideline 4. Clinicians endeavor to be aware of the role of the
social and physical environment in the lives of clients, students,
research participants, and/or consultees.
Guideline 5. Clinicians aspire to recognize and understand
historical and contemporary experiences with power, privilege, and
oppression. As such, they seek to address institutional barriers
and related inequities, disproportionalities, and disparities of
law enforcement, administration of criminal justice, educational,
mental health, and other systems as they seek to promote justice,
human rights, and access to quality and equitable mental and
behavioral health services.
Guideline 6. Clinicians seek to promote culturally adaptive
interventions and advocacy within and across systems, including
prevention, early intervention, and recovery.
Guideline 7. Clinicians endeavor to examine the profession’s
assumptions and practices within an international context, whether
domestically or internationally based, and consider how this
globalization has an impact on the psychologist’s self-definition,
purpose, role, and function.
Guideline 8. Clinicians seek awareness and understanding of how
developmental stages and life transitions intersect with the larger
biosociocultural context, how identity evolves as a function of
such intersections, and how these different socialization and
maturation experiences influence worldview and identity.
Guideline 9. Clinicians strive to conduct culturally appropriate
and informed research, teaching, supervision, consultation,
assessment, interpretation, diagnosis, dissemination, and
evaluation of efficacy as they address the first four levels of the
Layered Ecological Model of the Multicultural Guidelines.
Guideline 10. Clinicians actively strive to take a
strength-based approach when working with individuals, families,
groups, communities, and organizations that seeks to build
resilience and decrease trauma within the sociocultural
Cultural Sensitivity: This clinician will engage in training
experiences at the BCC that support their growth toward the APA
standard of multicultural guidelines.
Operations and daily management: This clinician will arrange
staffing patterns to ensure cohesive operations. This clinician
will supervise day to day activity at the Brandeis Counseling
Center: managing staffing and overseeing clinical operations.
Oversight of programming: This clinician will work in
partnership with the counseling center director to develop
programming within the center and in the Brandeis community.
Clinical Care: This clinician will provide consultation to the
staff and ensure effective delivery of individual and group
therapy. This clinician may carry a case load. This clinician will
oversee management of high risk and/or complex students.
Teaching and Supervision: The Associate Director will supervise
clinical staff which may or may not include trainees, and may lead
seminars. This clinician will also provide in-service training to
staff on subject areas of expertise. This clinician will supervise
the assessment and treatment coordinator.
Quality Assurance: Assist with reviewing student charts to
ensure compliance with policy and procedures as set forth in the
Policies and Procedures manual and will insure that documentation
is being completed in a timely and accurate manner.
Emergency Coverage: This clinician will be available for
emergencies outside of business hours in a call rotation.
Coordination with Campus Partners: This clinician will attend
Weekend Recap, Care Team and Housing Accommodations committee
meetings and other meetings as needed.
Hiring Process: This clinician will participate in the interview
process for open positions. This clinician will mentor new staff
for the first three months, and organize the orientation
Time Commitment: As an exempt position, the Associate Director
may be called on to work beyond their scheduled hours to complete
the work that is presenting itself on any given day or shift. This
clinician will be available to work the shifts needed to adequately
staff the center.
Education: This clinician must have completed a PhD or PsyD in
psychology, EdD or MSW in social work or Masters in Counseling and
be licensed or license eligible in the state of MA.
Experience: 5-8 years of college counseling experience and at
least 3 years of management and/or leadership experience.
Brandeis University is committed to providing its students,
faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and
working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity.
Toward that end, it is essential that Brandeis be free from
discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color,
ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national
or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic
information, disability, military or veteran status or any other
category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected
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