Doctoral-Level Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor

  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • US-Based Positions

The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Doctoral-Level Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor to be responsible for providing psychological assessment and treatment to survivors of torture and their family members. This position will provide individual therapy as well as group therapy as part of an interdisciplinary team. They will also provide clinical supervision and consultation for clinical staff members and advise the Clinic Manager and engage in public education activities.

Reports to:      St. Paul Healing Center Clinic Manager        

Location:         St. Paul, Minnesota    


The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota, and we have US offices in Georgia and DC, as well as offices in Africa and the Middle East.


  • Psychotherapy / Direct Service: Conduct initial interviews and make diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. Conduct individual psychotherapy sessions at a frequency determined with client. Conduct group therapy sessions. Assist clients with political asylum claims; occasionally attend asylum interviews and/or hearings in order to provide expert testimony and/or support the clients as appropriate.


  • Clinical Supervision and Consultation: Provide face-to-face group and/or individual clinical supervision to staff members, interns and fellows. Work with supervisees in identifying and assessing the needs of clients, setting and monitoring appropriate service outcomes. Advise Clinic Manager on psychotherapy and psychological assessment needs of the Healing Center.


  • Documentation: Complete clinic paperwork including session chart notes, psychological assessment reports, treatment plans, closing treatment summaries.  Complete databases and assessment measures on clients.  Prepare treatment plans and other necessary documentation for clinic records and third-party reimbursement needs.


  • Interdisciplinary Team: Work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team context.  Provide input to team members regarding client’s psychological progress and pacing of interventions that interact with one another across disciplines, and seek input from others about related treatment needs.  Offer written and oral expert testimony related to the psychological effects of torture. Help staff the Information & Referral team on a rotational basis.  Participate in all case consultation meetings.


  • Public Education: Participate in Communications and Development activities, including conducting media interviews, participating in tours, facilitating the collection and use of client stories, and attending fundraising events.


Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • PhD or PsyD in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling or related field
  • Licensed as an independent practitioner in Minnesota and board-approved supervisor
  • 3 years of post-degree experience providing psychological services, including treatment of survivors of trauma
  • Demonstrated experience working professionally with refugees, asylum seekers or immigrants
  • Demonstrated competence both in supervision in the practice of psychology and in the activities being supervised in supervisees
  • Demonstrated experience in doing clinical mental health assessments, including the use of measures in practice and/or research

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Ability to work cross-culturally and provide services via an interpreter
  • Knowledge of evidence-based and relationship-based therapy models
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, recognize appropriate boundaries and cope with emotionally stressful situations
  • Ability to work independently, think critically and problem-solve complex problems and situations
  • Ability to complete documentation in a high-quality and timely manner
  • Ability to design, create and deliver presentations for different audiences (including comfort with public speaking)
  • Open to feedback and willing to learn
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to engaging in human rights work, and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the organization
  • Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail and time management (including the ability to meet deadlines)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word and Excel)

To Apply:  Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations to

Position is open until filled.

CVT is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, familial status, genetic information, or any other protected status. We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds such as these to apply for this position



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