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Requisition ID:  10950

Staff Therapist (Liaison to Black/African-American Student Community)

Job Summary

This position is actively recruiting and accepting applications. 
At Purdue Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), our mission is to help Purdue University students maximize the value of their life experiences. As we develop collaborative relationships in a safe and respectful environment, the unique value and dignity of each individual and group are held paramount. Values around social justice, advocacy, and diversity are foundational to our work. We accomplish our mission through a variety of clinical services, including individual, group, and couples psychotherapy; crisis intervention; drug and alcohol programs; and psychopharmacology.  Prevention services through outreach and consultation, and the training of helping professionals complete our mission as the multidimensional counseling center for the campus. 

Persons in this Staff Therapist role will need to bring progressive and robust generalist clinical skills/experience, as well as experience and knowledge, specifically in serving our African-American and Black student community. They will participate in providing therapy services via a variety of modalities to Purdue students. Staff contributes to clinical service delivery through the provision of individual, couples, and group therapy; on-call services; triage; and substance use, abuse, and dependence services. Staff also provide outreach and consultation. Licensed staff provides supervision to therapists in training, as needed. 

Required:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology 
  • Accepted: MSW from an accredited program, licensed as an LCSW, and two (2) years of general therapy experience, or MA or MS in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an accredited program, licensed as an LMHC, and three years of general therapy experience, Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, licensed as an LMFT
  • Must be licensed (eligible) in the State of Indiana
  • Strong generalist therapy skills
  • Ability to evaluate and diagnose clients, make decisions about the urgency of clients' problems, and design and implement appropriate therapy treatment interventions foundational
  • Skills and interest in outreach and consultation
  • Confidentiality and adherence to ethical practices
  • Independent judgment and discretion
  • Values around social justice and interest in multicultural counseling
  • Must relate well to students, staff, faculty and other members of the University community
  • Specific interest in one or more of the following clinical areas and communities: interest and experience serving diverse clients and communities (particularly African-American communities; group therapy; substance use, abuse, and dependence issues; eating disorders; international students; and/or working with underserved populations, in general

Preferred:

  • Experience with young adults, specifically the college population
  • Interest in and experience serving underserved communities (including racial/ethnic underserved communities, such as our African-American student community)

Additional Information:

  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position.
  • ALL applicants must apply via Purdue's online recruitment system. No other applications/resumes will be accepted.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime).
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply