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University of Washington
Professional Staff Payroll Title Series Descriptor
Human Resources Compensation Office

Payroll Title Mental Health Therapist
Typical Responsibilities

Provides independent mental health and chemical dependency diagnostic, treatment, and crisis intervention services to UW students in the Mental Health Clinic of Hall Health Primary Care Center. Participates in all unit-wide meetings and activities.

Supervisory Responsibility

Direct supervision of staff is not required.

Overtime Eligibility

FLSA overtime status is based on the position's duties and responsibilities, and whether or not the position's gross salary is less than the federal FLSA salary basis test or the Washington state salary basis test, whichever is higher. Please visit the Compensation website for current information on FLSA overtime eligibility.

Professional Staff Exemption

Counseling of Students: Individuals responsible for directing and/or participating in providing academic, athletic, career, medical, financial aid, student activity, and/or personal counseling to students.

Sample Working Titles


Alternative Payroll Titles

If the primary focus of the position is to provide personal, financial aid, career, student activity or athletic counseling to students, consider the Counselor payroll title series.If the position requires a PhD/Psy.D in clinical, educational or counseling psychology and licensure as a psychologist or equivalent, consider the Psychologist payroll title.


Generally found only in the Mental Health Clinic of Hall Health Primary Care Center.

Payroll title descriptors provide a general idea of the type of work performed by jobs assigned to payroll titles in a series. Descriptors do not and are not intended to represent all possible positions in the payroll title series. Payroll title and grade assignments for a professional staff position are based on its position-specific job description (see Professional Staff Position Description form).

Descriptor version date: 5/3/2012 4:09:40 PM