Staff Therapist - CAPS

Purdue University   •  

West Lafayette, IN

Industry: Education


Not Specified years

Posted 39 days ago

Job Summary

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 is 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; psychological testing; psychopharmacology; crisis intervention; and drug and alcohol programs. 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 the Staff Therapist role will need to bring strong generalist clinical skills/experience and will participate in providing therapy services via a variety of modalities to Purdue students. Staff contribute to clinical service delivery through the provision of individual, couples and group therapy; on call services; triage; psychological testing; and substance use, abuse and dependence services. Staff also provide outreach and consultation. Licensed staff provide supervision to therapists in training, as needed. Staff attend pertinent staff and team meetings, and participate in staff planning and coordination meetings, professional development activities, and in-service presentations.


  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and one year of general therapy experience. Pre-doctoral internship may be considered in lieu of experience. Accepted: MSW from an accredited program, licensed as an LCSW, and two 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.
  • Must be licensed (eligible) in the State of Indiana.
  • Strong general therapy skills.
  • Ability to evaluate and diagnose clients, make decisions about urgency of clients' problems, and design and implement appropriate therapy treatment interventions.
  • 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, medical and professional personnel, faculty and other members of the University community.
  • Interest in one or more of the following clinical areas: group therapy; substance use, abuse, and dependence issues; Psychological Testing, particularly related to LD, AD/HD and Autism Spectrum Disorders and Testing; Eating Disorders; International students; and/or working with underserved populations.


  • Experience with young adults, specifically the college population.

Additional Information:

  • This posting represents multiple vacancies, all vacancies are 12-month, fiscal year appointments.
  • 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.