Utah State University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS; https://www.usu.edu/aggiewellness/mental-health) is seeking a staff psychologist to join our energetic, professional, experienced, and good-natured team. This a full-time, benefited, 12-month position on the USU-Logan campus.
We are also planning to open another search for a master's level position, and one of these positions will be a generalist and the other will have a multicultural focus. The multicultural position will specifically focus on identifying and supporting underserved and minoritized students. This position will also work closely with the CAPS Director to address the training and support for inclusion and multiculturalism among CAPS therapists and the center operation.
Both generalist and multicultural positions are expected to provide individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, supervision and training, outreach, single-session therapy, and triage consultations. While direct therapeutic services are not offered to staff or faculty, USU CAPS provide clinical and non-clinical consultations to various departments, administrators, faculty, and staff across USU system in order to address and support mental health of USU students. Clinicians at USU CAPS are also expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of diversity and social locations such as gender, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, social-economic status, etc.
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CAPS is part of USU's Division of Student Affairs. We have been accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS) since 1994. Our staff is composed of professionals for psychology, social work, and marriage & family therapy. We have a doctoral internship that is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and practicums in counseling psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy. The center offers a range of services, including individual and group therapy, single-session therapy, assessment, crisis appointments, case management, and outreach presentations.
We strive to create an inclusive and equitable environment, and engage in culturally sensitive practice for clients, staff, and trainees. As a staff, we value clear, respectful, and compassionate communication. Warm collegial relationships exist on a strong foundation of respect and openness. We appreciate individual differences and opportunities to learn from each other. Life-long learning, self-reflection, and openness to feedback are some of the shared values. Changes are embraced and everyone's input matters. With an open-door policy, we often consult with each other or just talk for fun between sessions. We work hard; at the same time, work-life balance is very important to all of us.
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