Utah State University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS; https://www.usu.edu/aggiewellness/mental-health) 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).
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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is part of USU's Division of Student Affairs. CAPS has been accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS) since 1996. Our mid-size team is composed of professionals from psychology and social work, and we have robust training programs, including a doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association and practicums in counseling psychology and social work.
CAPS offers a range of services, including individual and group therapy, assessment, crisis appointments, case management, and outreach presentations.
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