Staff Therapist

Purdue University,

Counseling & Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Jun 30th, '20


Applications taken until position has been filled

Start Date:

July 6, 2020

Last Updated:

Tue, Aug 25th, '20

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  • Full Time

At Purdue Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), our mission is to help Purdue University students maximize the value of their life experiences. As we develop collaborative relationships in a safe and respectful environment, the unique value and dignity of each individual and group are held paramount. Values around social justice, advocacy, and diversity are foundational to our work. We accomplish our mission through a variety of clinical services, including individual, group, and couples psychotherapy; crisis intervention; drug and alcohol programs; and psychopharmacology.  Prevention services through outreach and consultation, and the training of helping professionals complete our mission as the multidimensional counseling center for the campus. 
Persons in the Staff Therapist role will need to bring progressive and robust generalist clinical skills/experience. They will participate in providing therapy services via a variety of modalities to Purdue students. Staff contributes to clinical service delivery through the provision of individual, couples, and group therapy; on-call services; triage; and substance use, abuse, and dependence services. Staff also provide outreach and consultation. Licensed staff provides supervision to therapists in training, as needed.  Staff attend pertinent staff and team meetings and participate in staff planning and coordination meetings, professional development activities, and in-service presentations.


Purdue University is a coeducational, state-assisted system in Indiana. Founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, we are one of the nation’s leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent and affordable education.

We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Our West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, we have 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations.

Region Description:

Purdue University is located in Northwest Indiana, about mid-way between Indianapolis and Chicago. By car one can get to Indianapolis in one hour, Chicago in two hours, and either Cincinnati or Louisville in 3 hours.


Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology 
Accepted: MSW from an accredited program, licensed as an LCSW, and two (2) years of general therapy experience, or MA or MS in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an accredited program, licensed as an LMHC, and three years of general therapy experience
Must be licensed (eligible) in the State of Indiana
Strong generalist therapy skills
Ability to evaluate and diagnose clients, make decisions about the urgency of clients' problems, and design and implement appropriate therapy treatment interventions foundational
Skills and interest in outreach and consultation
Confidentiality and adherence to ethical practices
Independent judgment and discretion
Values around social justice and interest in multicultural counseling
Must relate well to students, staff, faculty and other members of the University community
Specific interest in one or more of the following clinical areas and communities: interest and experience serving diverse clients and communities: group therapy; substance use, abuse, and dependence issues; eating disorders; international students; and/or working with underserved populations, in general


One (1) year of general therapy experience
Experience with young adults, specifically the college population
Interest in and experience serving underserved communities (including racial/ethnic underserved communities, such as our African-American, Latinx, Asian-American, Native American students, and those defined by other dimensions of identity)

Additional Information:
A Background Check will be required for employment in this position.
ALL applicants must apply via Purdue's online recruitment system. No other applications/resumes will be accepted.
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime).
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply


Please submit your application online along with a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Requisition ID: 9672.  In addition to your online submission, we ask that you also submit your application materials to Kyle Kittleson, Psy. D., HSPP, search chair at