The Mental Health and Performance (MH&P) Clinician will be responsible for providing individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention, performance enhancement sessions, and interdisciplinary treatment team consultation services. Other responsibilities include the development and implementation of educational programming and individual/team performance enhancement facilitation and training. May also provide clinical supervision to clinicians in training (ie. Postdoctoral Fellows, Doctoral Practicum Students). The MH&P Clinician works under the supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director of Mental Health and Performance and in conjunction with sports medicine, referring physicians, other ancillary medical professionals, and UGAAA staff (athletic administration, coaches, athletic trainers, academics, strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, counseling/sport psychology clinicians).
Master’s degree or doctorate in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work. One to three years of demonstrated clinical experience. Eligible for licensure in Georgia for independent practice of psychology and/or counseling within six months of hire.
3+ years of demonstrated clinical experience working with elite athlete and/or college student-athlete populations. Training or specialization in one or more of the following areas is highly desired: Eating Disorders, Sport Performance/Mental Skills, Crisis Response and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Certification in mental Skill development and sport performance is preferred but not necessary (ie. Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), Sport Social Work Certificate.)
About The University of Georgia Athletics Association
The mission of the UGA Athletics Association is to offer nationally competitive intercollegiate athletic programs which reflect the interests of our students and faculty, the Southeastern Conference, and the people of Georgia and of the nation who support our activities. These programs provide a worthwhile experience for our student-athletes by teaching them the basic principles of amateur competition, competitive integrity, fair play, and good sportsmanship.The UGA Athletic Association is committed to the principle of providing equitable opportunities for all students and staff, including women and minorities. These programs and this principle are a source of enthusiasm and loyalty; they enliven and enrich the life of our academic community; they keep our graduates in touch with the University long after they leave campus; they serve as a common rallying point for people of all ages and backgrounds; and they reinforce the University's commitment to diversity.We seek to enhance the academic endeavors of the University, by helping through our success to attract both promising students and the assistance of private philanthropy, and by providing direct financial support.Above all, we... recognize that the University's obligation to the state of Georgia, and to the parents everywhere who send us their sons and daughters, is to provide our students with a level of quality education which leads to recognized academic achievement, contributing to their social development and preparing them for meaningful lives and careers. We are committed to the proposition that academic achievement is not and should not be a gift. Rather, it is a challenge that must be met by the individual students, as well as the University.