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Title:  Psychology Resident, Counseling Center and Disability Access Center

Requisition ID:  17038

Hammond and Westville, IN, US

Date:  Jan 15, 2022

Overview of Psychology Resident

This position actively engages with university students and their families, as well as university faculty and staff.  The position offers the right candidate the opportunity to not only practice therapy but also provide outreach, interdepartmental collaboration, skills training, and the practical application of their psychological studies in a fast paced multifaceted collegiate team environment. This position includes working at both the Disability Access Center and the Counseling Center.

Preferred experience/interest be in college counseling, supervision, interdepartmental coordination. 

Services include providing a range of mental health services. Conduct initial diagnostic clinical interviews and refer for further diagnostic procedures or treatment programs. Maintain complete, accurate and timely records of all clinical work and any other necessary documentation. 

Purdue University Northwest sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores.  You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a half hour drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.

Direct Services Duties of Psychology Resident

  • Provide appropriate clinical care, including intake evaluations and crisis intervention within the scope of practice delineated by the primary clinical supervisor and training coordinator for a caseload of individual and/or group clients in the Counseling Center
  • Provide individual and group supervision to doctoral-level trainees, including leading didactic seminars in the Counseling Center.
  • Provide specialized clinical training to diverse university students presenting with a broad range of developmental issues and clinical symptoms through the Disability Access Center including:  (consultation, skill development) brief, time-limited individual, supportive groups.
  • Interpret student’s documentation with psychological and other disabilities provided by competent authorities including psychiatrist, psychologist, or other appropriate professionals to determine eligibility in the Disability Access Center. 
  • Ability to interpret, determine and support student’s legally mandated accommodations, and intervention techniques required for individual students with disabilities through the Disability Access Center.
  • Create and deliver outreaches, class presentations, and other psychoeducational programming on behalf of both the Counseling Center and Disability Access Center.
  • Work twenty hours per week in the Counseling Center and twenty hours per week in the Disability Access Center

Indirect Services Duties and Supervision of Psychology Resident

  • Reports to the Disability Access Center (DAC) Director for disability-related and DAC office related concerns, and to the Counseling Center Director for clinical supervision;
  • Provide consultation and outreach/educational programming to the university community within the range of activity delineated by the supervisors, training coordinator, and outreach coordinator.
  • Monitor academic progress and provide academic support, disability-management counseling, disability advocacy and other supplemental support services to ensure equal access and opportunity, student retention, improve student success, and graduation rates.
  • Participate in activities to build relations between the Counseling Center, Disability Access Center, and the campus at large.
  • Maintain timely electronic clinical records in accordance with legal and ethical standards.
  • Maintain appropriate ethical boundaries between the roles in the Counseling Center and Disability Access Center. 
  • Participate in staff meetings and committee work as needed.
  • Participate in weekly supervision in accordance with licensure laws and regulations of Indiana Psychology Board and Indiana IPLA 
  • As a part of the job responsibilities associated with this position, knowledge of rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA and conference should be maintained, reviewed and practiced to ensure compliance relative to those applicable duties

Experience of Psychology Resident

  • 4-5 years of doctoral education and clinical practicum with successful completion of 1 year FT clinical internship
  • Preference to university/college counseling center training for clinical therapy practicum and/or internship

Benefits of Psychology Resident

  • Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, LTD, Sick Leave, Personal Business Leave
  • Free Vision Insurance
  • Accrue 22 days’ vacation
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • 10 paid holidays

For more information on our excellent benefit package, please visit: https://www.pnw.edu/human-resources/benefits/

Education of Psychology Resident

  • Completed Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA Accredited institution

Additional Information

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.


Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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