Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services,

Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Jul 31st, '20


Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Start Date:

Fall 2020

Last Updated:

Fri, Jul 31st, '20

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  • Full Time

This staff psychologist position reports to the Counseling Center Director and has a range of duties including direct clinical services, clinical supervision of masters and doctoral level trainees and predoctoral interns, and outreach to students and partners across the WVU campus. The successful candidate will have strong general clinical and outreach skills and demonstrated experience and effectiveness with short term treatment modalities. Engagement and collaboration with our campus partners through in-person and virtual outreach, consultation, and development of liaison relationships is a critical component of all the positions at the center.

Staff at the Center are also actively involved in clinical supervision within our APA accredited internship program as well as our practicum/GA training programs.

We seek candidates whose expertise includes providing culturally and racially responsive clinical services, supervision, and outreach, and demonstrates cultural humility.

Provide multiculturally-sensitive brief counseling for individuals, groups, and couples with diverse presenting concerns.

  • Provide other clinical services including but not limited to assessment, treatment planning, group counseling, crisis intervention services, psychoeducation, and case management.
  • Perform comprehensive triage and intake evaluations, and participate in the Center’s crisis intervention services, drop-in clinic, and after-hours crisis coverage. (Note: ProtoCall is the first line afterhours coverage).
  • Provide and document risk assessments and risk reduction interventions.
  • Provide case management for WVU students who require care that is more specialized or longer term.
  • Provide consultation and outreach to students and their families, WVU faculty/staff, and the university community.
  • Provide clinical supervision to graduate trainees and predoctoral interns and facilitate didactic seminars on a variety of clinical or professional topics.
  • Participation in other duties as assigned consistent with the mission of the Center.

About Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS)

CCPPS is the coordinating site for student mental health services on the WVU campus and provides access to a wide range of multidisciplinary mental health services including group counseling, brief individual counseling, multifaceted outreach, case/care management, psychiatric assessment and treatment, attention, learning and personality assessment and crisis assessment and stabilization services. Training and supervision are provided to predoctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, counseling psychology, counseling and social work interns and practicum students, and psychiatric residents. The center's large, multidisciplinary staff includes social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and licensed professional counselors.

CCPPS stands committed to affirming and celebrating multiculturalism in its broadest sense. Students of every background can expect to be able to use our services with a promise of respectful treatment that considers the context of their life experiences; CCPPS has developed a Diversity Statement that is available online.

We wish to establish a work environment that reflects our society and our student body. We have a strong preference for candidates who can contribute, through their education and experience, to the diversity and excellence of the WVU community. Successful candidates will be dedicated clinicians who value working with a unique and diverse population of students.

WVU is committed to innovation and creating an extraordinary experience for our students. We are significantly expanding the clinical and outreach services at CCPPS and are complementing those services with access to higher levels of behavioral health care by collaborating with our colleagues in the health sciences and the broader community to create a collaborative, stepped care model. We are working hard to foster partnerships across campus and are applying technology to support service delivery and outcome assessment. By actively designing and implementing strategies that will help WVU recruit, retain, and develop talented clinicians at CCPPS, we are creating a workplace of choice. This commitment to our students and staff is evidenced by:

  1. A new professional development program which provides CCPPS clinicians with 2-4 weeks of protected time in May or June of each calendar year to focus on clinical training and self-care activities aimed at fostering excellence at both the individual and organizational levels. Individual clinicians also receive funding for professional development ($1500 per year) and can participate in professional education and training offsite during May and June or at other times of the year if scheduled and approved.
  2. Organizational support for significantly expanding our multidisciplinary clinical team. Proposed positions include additional care managers and counselors, psychologists, postdoctoral fellows and an advanced practice nurse.
  3. The development of a collaborative, stepped model of care delivery across WVU and WVU Medicine to better meet the needs of our students, including those who may require care that is more intensive or specialized than can be offered at CCPPS.

About WVU

We pride ourselves on going first—we’re bold enough for big ideas and determined enough to launch them all in the context for care about our students, faculty and staff, and our community.

WVU has a student body of almost 30,000 with over 4,000 minority students, including 1,300 international students from 49 countries. Students, staff and faculty actively partner with the LGBTQ+, Women’s, Black Culture and Research Centers and other diverse stakeholders across campus.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment.

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at

About the Region

Morgantown, WV, population 28,654, recently rated "No. 1 Small City in America” by for its exceptional quality of life. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: One of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; and one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s.

  • Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from APA-accredited program prior to start date.
  • Successful completion of an APA-accredited internship prior to start date.
  • Licensed or license eligibility as a psychologist in the state of WV within 12-18 months of hire.
  • Clinical experience or specialty training in one or more of the following areas: working with BIPOC students, multicultural counseling, disordered eating/eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, substance use disorders, or telehealth.  

Essential Knowledge,Skills, Abilities:

    • Knowledge,skills, and expertise required to provide multiculturally-sensitive clinicalservices.
    • Knowledge,skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct, document and evaluate individual, couples, and group counseling, crisis intervention, and consultation/outreach with a traditionally aged college population.
    • Knowledge,skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct, document and evaluate multiculturally-sensitive intake/triage/crisis assessment, individual, and group counseling, and consultation/outreach across a range of mental health concerns.
    • Knowledge,skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct and evaluate supervision and training.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Demonstrated commitment to cultural humility and affirmative care for all students.
    • Knowledge,skills, and expertise required to provide multiculturally-sensitive clinical supervision in the Center’s APA-accredited Predoctoral training program.  

    • Experience providing clinical services in a multidisciplinary setting.
    • Experience providing services to diverse college students or other adults (e.g., BIPOC students, international, LGBTQ+ students, international students, military veterans).
    • Experience with college student mental health.
    • Geographical availability to provide timely on campus emergency responses during on-call weeks (ProtoCall provides first line call).

    Commensurate with experience

    West Virginia University invites applications open positions for Staff Psychologist. This is a 12 month, full-time, staff position. The position may be flexed to accommodate candidates who prefer a 10 month position.


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