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Residence Life Embedded Therapist (10 months)

Utah State University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS; is seeking two therapists to join our new Residence Life embedded program on Logan campus. These will be full-time, benefited, 10-month positions (August-May) with evening hours and after-hour on-call rotations (on-call for a total of 10 weeks per year; on-call service will be triaged by an external call center, so students will not be calling the therapists directly). The positions can be worked in an 8-hour/5-day shift (1pm-10pm) or a 10-hour/4-day shift (11am-10pm) Monday through Friday. The therapists will spend approximately 50/50 split time between CAPS and the Residence Life offices.

Incumbents working toward their LCSW and CMHC will be provided supervision. Incumbents working toward becoming a Licensed Psychologist will be provided postdoctoral supervision, as well as approved time during their shift to prepare for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) – up to four hours per week for six months.

Embedded CAPS therapists will be part of the four-person team of Residence Life embedded services. The therapists will provide regular CAPS services to Residence Life until 7pm during the weekdays. This will include clinical services such as individual therapy, group therapy, initial consultations (triage appointments), single-session therapy, and crisis support, as well as workshops and outreach presentations. They will also be available for consultative services to Res Life staff. Between the hours of 7pm and 10pm, the therapists will only provide brief urgent care appointments as needed to provide de-escalation and risk assessment. For a total of 10 weeks during the 10-month period, therapists will take turns carrying an on-call phone. Calls will be triaged by an external crisis call center, and the on-call therapist will be contacted if on-site support is needed. They will not receive calls directly from students. On-site support will be provided along with an on-call Residence Director or an officer of the Utah State University Police Department. If therapists are required to provide on-site support, they can be provided an opportunity for a flexed schedule. They will report to CAPS Director and are expected to fully participate in administrative functions of CAPS (e.g., weekly staff meetings).

Main Duties:

  • Clinical services (50%) Provide individual therapy, single-session therapy, assessment, initial consultation, intake, urgent care, and crisis interventions; and if interested, provide group therapy and/or biofeedback.
  • Outreach services (20%) Prepare for and provide outreach presentations and workshops; provide consultations with Residence Life staff (Resident Assistants, Residence Directors, and other staff members), as well as other USU faculty and staff.
  • On-call services (10 weeks/year) Serve on on-call rotations to provide after-hour assistance, including on-site support for de-escalation and risk assessment; serve as the contact person for the external crisis service center.
  • Other professional responsibilities (20-30%) Practice of all responsibilities in accordance with ethical and professional standards and state laws; understand and comply with CAPS and university policies and procedures; timely and accurate record keeping; effectively participate in administrative and professional activities (e.g., CAPS staff and division meetings, case conferences, peer consultations, professional development, etc.); foster excellent working relationships with co-workers; increase knowledge and develop new skills or abilities that contribute to effective service provision; engage in program coordination tasks specific to the position; contribute to the evaluation and improvement of CAPS and all other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree or higher in a mental health discipline from an accredited program (e.g., social work, counseling, psychology, marriage and family therapy).
Ability to practice under supervision in the state of Utah (e.g., CSW, ACMHC, AMFT, or Psychology Resident)
Experience providing therapy to college age adults.
Experience with crisis risk assessment.
Generalist base of knowledge and experience in psychotherapy (including teletherapy), (i.e., theories, processes, and elements of therapeutic change) and familiarity with developmental and other non-medical models of treatment.
Ability to report to Logan campus within 30 minutes while being on-call.

Preferred Qualifications:

Clinical license to independently practice in the state of Utah (e.g., Psychologist, LCSW, CMHC, LMFT)
Ability to become credentialed as the Mental Health Officer to provide certification for a temporary involuntary hospitalization in Cache County, Utah.
Skills, knowledge, and experience specifically focused on the needs of students of color, students from indigenous communities, LGBTQIA+ students, international students, students from diverse religious affiliations, students with disabilities, undocumented students, and/or first generation college students on a university campus.
Experience in providing group therapy.
Experience in providing psychoeducational workshops and outreach programming.
Fluency in language other than English.

Advertised Salary
Minimum $53,000 commensurate with experience and excellent benefits

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Last Updated: 5/9/23