Staff Therapist - Counseling and Psychological Services

Carnegie Mellon • West Mifflin, PA 15122

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Job Summary

As part of the Community Health and Well-Being Unit of the Division of Student Affairs, the Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) provides a safe, confidential environment for students to talk about personal and academic concerns. We also provide consultation services for faculty, staff, and family members.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Psychotherapy Services, we are searching for a Staff Therapist. This is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will have the opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, trainees, and administrative professionals in a department whose importance is underscored by the tremendous investment of University resources in its programs and staff in recent years.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Provide crisis intervention services including being part of the on-call after hours rotation and back-up triage services.
  • Consult with students, faculty and staff, and families and parents and other providers regarding mental health issues or concerns.
  • Provide clinical supervision to doctoral level psychology and counselor education graduate trainees.
  • Assist in educational programming for doctoral level and masters level trainees.
  • Offer outreach programming to the campus community.
  • Maintain clinical records and necessary statistics of psychotherapeutic and other client contacts, in compliance with ethics, law, and best practices.
  • Participate in department, divisional, and other University committees as assigned.
  • Attend and participates in regular CAPS staff meetings, case conferences, and in-service/professional development training.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Division of Student Affairs. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

We are hiring for two full-time, 11-month positions; with a targeted start date of July 1, 2019 or shortly after.


  • Earned doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology or a related mental health field from an accredited institution of higher learning required.
  • Minimum three years experience working as a provider in a mental health care environment required. Practicum, internship, and postdoctoral experience may be used to meet this requirement.Experience as a clinician in a college/university mental health center preferred.
  • Successful completion of a supervised doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) with a minimum of 2000 hours preferred.
  • Licensed or license-eligible in professional discipline in the State of Pennsylvania. If not currently licensed, must be independently licensed in professional discipline in the State of Pennsylvania within two years of hire.
  • Proven experience in diagnostic assessment, crisis intervention and risk assessment, and brief psychotherapy. Experience providing clinical supervision desired.
  • Proven ability as a presenter and programmer of educational or outreach events.
  • Proven record of success and dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including the capability to work well with a globally diverse student population.
  • Excellent communication and social skills including the ability to manage conflict, clear professional boundaries, and ability to work collegially and reciprocally in an interdisciplinary team process.

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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.


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