Utah State University

Staff Psychologist - Group Program Coordinator or Multicultural Specialist

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/11/2022 12:21 PM)
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Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Student Affairs
Advertised Salary
Minimum $72,000, commensurate with experience and with excellent benefits including a professional development stipend


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.

The successful candidate will choose to fill the role for either the Group Program Coordinator or the Multicultural Specialist. The Group Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and implementation of our robust group therapy programs, as well as coordination of group therapy training and professional development for staff and trainees. The Multicultural Specialist will have an emphasis on identifying and supporting underserved and minoritized students. This position will also work closely with the CAPS Director to assist the center's ongoing work of decolonizing the center's operations and strengthening multiculturalism among CAPS therapists.

Both the Group Program Coordinator and the Multicultural Specialist 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 the 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.


  • Clinical services 50-60% - Provide individual and group therapy, single-session therapy, assessment, initial consultation, intake, and crisis interventions; and if interested, provide biofeedback.
  • Outreach services 10-20% - Prepare for and provide outreach presentations and workshops; serve on departmental, division, and university committees; foster relationships with assigned liaisons; and provide consultations with USU faculty, staff, and students.
    • For the Multicultural Specialist, this will include outreach to minoritized student groups to help improve their access to services.
  • Training services 10-20% - Provide individual and group clinical supervision and training of doctoral-level trainees and undergraduate paraprofessionals; review supervisees' clinical paperwork and session recordings; evaluate supervisees and provide meaningful feedback and letters of recommendation.
    • For the Group Program Coordinator, this will include providing seminars and group supervision of group therapy to interns.
  • 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:

  • Doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, or combined psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program, completion of an APA-accredited internship, and an ability to be licensed in the state of Utah within 2 years. ABD will be considered if defense date is set and confirmed by the applicant's program.
  • Experience in a university counseling setting and/or experience in areas strongly related to mental health needs in a college population (e.g., eating disorders, anxiety disorder, depressive disorders, personality disorders).
  • 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 and supervision.
  • Interest in conducting group therapy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, community, organizational, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and personal growth, including willingness to engage in ongoing multicultural development and dialogues.
  • Ability to work and coordinate with CAPS clinicians and to work effectively as an independent and self-motivated professional staff member.
  • Willingness and capacity to effectively use such telehealth media as Zoom.
  • Skills with basic computer programs (Word, PowerPoint, Titanium, etc.)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • For the Multicultural Specialist position: demonstrated training and experience in working with diverse populations.
  • For the Group Coordinator position: experience leading therapy groups and an ability to provide training to graduate level trainees.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 providing supervision.
  • Experience in conducting group therapy (for Multicultural Specialist. This is required for Group Program Coordinator)
  • Experience in providing psychoeducational workshops relevant to the campus community.
  • Experience with psychoeducational assessment.
  • Experience with teaching and program development.
  • Experience with biofeedback.
  • Fluency in language other than English.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  3. Other-Please include a Statement of Diveristy and Inclusion, along with 3 professional references to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $72,000, commensurate with experience and with excellent benefits including a professional development stipend


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

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 and social work. 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.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 08/2022


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