Supervising Psychotherapist

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Published 13 days ago

Location: Berkeley, California, United States (currently remote)

Salary: $65,000-70,000/year (plus health & other benefits)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Schedule: Full-time



Partnerships for Trauma Recovery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychological and psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses, persecution related to identity and beliefs, and forced displacement resulting from war, torture, gender-based, criminal and other forms of interpersonal violence. We provide psychological, psychosocial and psychiatric care for asylum seekers and refugees from around the world; expand multidisciplinary clinical capacity to serve highly diverse international populations; conduct community outreach, support and training; and advocate for policies to prevent trauma and re-traumatization among international survivors of violence.



This is an opportunity to join a dynamic nonprofit organization working at the juncture of global mental health and human rights. In collaboration with the multidisciplinary client care team, the Supervising Psychotherapist will provide psychological and psychosocial care for international survivors of human rights abuses, providing individual, family and group psychotherapy and case management for refugees and asylum seekers with the support of mental health interpreters. The Supervising Psychotherapist will participate in the development and implementation of client care, and provide clinical supervision, training and mentorship for direct service team members and clinical interns. This position also conducts outreach and capacity-building activities with partners and providers in the community and engages in new initiatives and programming needs as they arise. 

PTR’s philosophy of healing from interpersonal trauma is relationally and humanistically-oriented and grounded in relationship- and attachment-based approaches to care. From a globally sensitive and flexible perspective which focuses on client priorities, PTR offers free short and long-term care which values depth, meaning and relationship. 

Due to public health & safety considerations during the Covid-19 pandemic, PTR has been operating remotely since the spring of 2020. The Supervising Psychotherapist will work remotely until PTR returns to in-person work, at which time they would need to be located in the San Francisco Bay Area. 


The roles and responsibilities of the Supervising Psychotherapist will include the following:

Direct Client Care (60%)

  • Provide culturally and contextually responsive, trauma-informed and relationally-oriented individual, family and group psychotherapy for asylum seekers and refugees, in close collaboration with mental health interpreters. 
  • Participate in the multidisciplinary client care team and help achieve direct service goals. Support overall client care, collaborating with psychological, psychosocial, psychiatric and community outreach team members.
  • Complete intake assessments and develop psychological and psychosocial goals and priorities in collaboration with clients. Conduct follow-up assessments and monitor client progress and developing needs and circumstances at 6-month intervals.   
  • Provide clinical case management and advocacy support, including assistance with connecting clients to community resources to address varied medical, legal, social, economic, employment and educational needs.
  • Collaborate with legal representatives, provide psychological evaluations for asylum claims & testify in Immigration Court. Accompany clients to asylum interviews & court hearings as needed.
  • Complete case notes, documentation and data collection in Salesforce electronic client charting system as per agency guidelines and procedures. 
  • Participate in client care and programmatic team meetings, consultation and supervision.

Clinical Supervision & Training (20%)

  • Provide clinical supervision, mentorship & guidance for direct service staff and clinical interns, with attention to provider wellbeing & the impacts of secondary trauma & burnout.
  • Participate in the recruitment & selection of clinical staff & interns with emphasis on global diversity & inclusion. 
  • Participate in & contribute to internal clinical training, professional development & workplace wellbeing activities.


Community Collaboration & Training (10%)

  • Represent PTR to community members, partners and organizations through external presentations and capacity-building activities.
  • Help design and implement culturally responsive trauma-informed training for partners and providers regarding the mental health and wellness needs of asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Help develop & sustain collaborative relationships with partners & providers in the community.  


Other Responsibilities (10%)

  • Engage in new initiatives & partnerships & identify opportunities for program development.
  • Inform PTR management team about clinical care and training activities and outcomes.
  • Complete data reporting and administrative duties.
  • Participate in organization-wide activities and meetings and perform other duties as assigned.


Required Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW), Counseling Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy (MA, MS).
  • Licensed as a mental health provider in the state of California (LCSW, LMFT), or able to obtain licensure in CA in 2021 if licensed in another state.
  • 3+ years of experience providing trauma-informed psychological care for diverse and underserved populations including immigrants.
  • 2+ years post-licensure of experience providing clinical supervision.
  • Experience with & interest in humanistic & relationally-oriented approaches to care.
  • Experience and interest in providing relationally-oriented clinical supervision and mentorship. 
  • Experience working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams. 

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working with refugees and/or asylum seekers.
  • Experience working in different languages and/or with in-person interpreters.
  • International work, study and/or living experience.
  • Experience conducting psychological evaluations for asylum claims.
  • Fluency in one or more languages in addition to English, with Spanish, Mam & Tigrinya highly desirable.

Competencies & Interests 

  • Global cultural and contextual awareness for working collaboratively with internationally diverse clients and team members.
  • Demonstrated commitment to global social justice, anti-racism and human rights.
  • Interest in contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive team environment.
  • Capacity for self-reflection, humility, respect for difference & ability to manage disagreement.
  • Flexibility, patience & ability to adapt to developing program needs.
  • Maturity, initiative, resourcefulness & ability to creatively problem-solve.
  • Interpersonal warmth, empathy, sense of humor & calm.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with limited resources.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Google Drive.

Location: Berkeley, California, United States (currently remote)

Salary: $65,000-70,000/year (plus health & other benefits)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Schedule: Full-time



Partnerships for Trauma Recovery is a 501(c)(3…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level


$65,000 - $70,000


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Berkeley, CA
Associated Location
1936 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

How to Apply

Application: If interested, please submit the following to with the subject Application for Supervising Psychotherapist Position: 1) a cover letter; 2) your most recent curriculum vitae or resume; 3) a one-page statement about your clinical approach & philosophy. 

Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis until the position is filled. To learn more about Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, please visit our website at

PTR is committed to creating a diverse workplace that reflects the nature of our work & international client population. BIPOC, LGBTQ & immigrant candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery is an equal employment opportunities (EEO) and does not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, age, color, disability (physical and mental, includes HIV and AIDs), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, or request for FMLA in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Application: If interested, please submit the following to with the subject Application for Supervising Psychotherapist Position: 1) a cover letter; 2…

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