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Psychology Resident Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code:75734
  • Pay Grade: P4
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Health Services
  • Function: Health Service


This position is solely for a psychology doctoral student meeting their necessary residency requirements. This position is responsible for providing a range of direct and indirect professional counseling services for Boise State students, faculty and staff within the scope of services offered by Counseling Services. Direct services include treatment for the full range of mental conditions, to include some complex mental disorders. Treatment modalities include individual, multi-person, group counseling, crisis intervention, and psychological assessment.  Indirect services include case management, supervision, consultation, collaboration with departments across campus, outreach/preventive programming. This position collaborates and consults with other counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and medical providers, as well as all other staff with University Health Services and the community to ensure effective treatment.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity.  Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be in an accredited doctoral program for Psychology.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Clinical/Counseling – Knowledge, awareness, skills and experience related to providing individual, multi person and group counseling; multicultural competence/humility, empathy, advance listening skills, problem solving, wide repertoire of intervention strategies, knowledge of ethical principles, mastery of personal and interpersonal and interpersonal dynamics, assessment skills, strong diagnosis skills, thorough understanding of abnormal behavior/psychopathology, experience/ knowledge working on a highly integrated clinical team.
  • Consultation – proactive, flexible, open communication style, solution-focused, relationship building skills.
  • Teaching – competency in a wide variety of psychology topical areas, teaching expertise.
  • Crisis management – maintain up-to-date skills related to high risk populations and community resources in mental health, case management skills based on relevant knowledge and principles of case management.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Psychology Resident must:

  • Clinical Services – Provide direct service counseling, individual, couple, group, and crisis intervention, triage coverage, and psychological assessment.
  • Case Management – Documentation of clinical services, collaborate with other Health Services providers and community to best manage clinical caseload and ensure effective treatment.
  • Outreach – Provide outreach/preventive programming in the form of presentations, trainings, workshops, tabling events, etc… for the Boise State community.

35% of Time the Psychology Resident

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Psychology Resident

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not Applicable

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.