Counselor - Generalist

Michigan State University,

Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Last Posted:

Thu, Jun 11th, '20


July 9, 2020

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Mon, Jun 15th, '20



Michigan State University Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) provides a wide range of mental health services for students on campus, including and not limited to: screening/triage appointments, individual and group therapy, psychiatric services, outreach and multicultural engagement, clinical care coordination, intensive integrated clinical services, and hospitalization coordination and support.

This is an especially exciting time to join our staff. In August 2017, MSU’s Counseling Center officially joined with the Psychiatry unit from our Student Health Service to become Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). CAPS moved into a larger, newly renovated space on the third floor of our Student Health Services building, where our offices now overlook beautiful brick buildings and tall, mature trees. The CAPS department is undergoing a significant period of growth at this time, including an expansion of our crisis response capacity and group therapy services. MSU is a large university with many resources and excellent benefits for employees.

Position Description

Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at Michigan State University invites applicants for a full-time Masters-Level Counselor to join our growing team. We are a diverse and multidisciplinary staff who strives to use multicultural and collaborative approaches to provide quality care. Moreover, we work to connect each student with the most appropriate and available resources and services within CAPS.

This is a generalist position that will provide comprehensive psychotherapy services at CAPS in-person and via telemental health for students to include but not limited to: screening/triage, individual counseling, group services, and provide advocacy and crisis intervention services. As part of a multidisciplinary health team, they will communicate with other staff members to establish appropriate plans of care. This position may also provide supervision and training to Masters level trainees delivering psychotherapy and other related services. The Counselor will participate in staff meetings, multicultural seminars, integrated treatment teams, continuing education programs, and other organizational meetings. Moreover, this position will complete other duties as specified and assigned. We welcome applicants with experience with, and interest in providing general clinical services. Salary range begins at $61,650 and is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates may apply to posting #654608 Counselor at Careers at Michigan State University HR

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals.


· Masters Degree in Counseling or other related field.

· Six to twelve months of related experience in psychotherapy in a clinic/multidisciplinary setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

· Full licensure or limited licensure in the state of Michigan. Full licensure must be obtained within eighteen months from date of hire.


Experience in brief psychotherapy and crisis intervention, experiencing in the delivery of telemental health, experience in training and supervision. Demonstrated competency or expertise in one or more specialty areas; working with diverse, multicultural student population including international students and students or color; working with LGBT populations; working in an Integrated Mental Health setting; working with mood/bipolar disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, eating disorders, trauma including PTSD and complex trauma, psychological testing (e.g. ADHD assessment), and substance abuse disorders; experience in clinical supervision, three to five years of professional experience; experience in interdisciplinary setting.