Staff Therapist, Liaison to Latinx Students

Northwestern University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Nov 10th, '20


Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Start Date:

Strong preference to start as soon as possible but start date can be negotiated

Last Updated:

Tue, Nov 10th, '20

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  • Full Time

Full-time 12-month staff therapist (LCPC, LCSW, PhD, PsyD, Ed.D), Liaison to Latinx Students position. Under the supervision of the Associate Director for Outreach and Education, this position conducts initial assessments, brief individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention for Northwestern students on the Evanston Campus, with a particular focus on Latinx students.  Additionally, provides consultation and outreach and educational programming to Northwestern community.  The staff member also will serve as a supervisor in the CAPS training program, as needed.  Position requires some evening hours and occasional weekend duties.


CAPS is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs at Northwestern University (NU) and is highly utilized by students and other campus community members seeking consultation. CAPS has offices on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. NU has a total student population of approximately 21,000 students across both campuses, with approximately 18,500 of these students attending classes in the Evanston campus. The Chicago office serves primarily graduate and professional students while Evanston office serves both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to our clinical services, CAPS reaches over 10,000 NU community members through outreach and educational programming on both campuses. CAPS also has a training program, including an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship in Psychology at our Evanston office and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship on both campuses. CAPS is a learning organization, in that our strategic planning, priority setting, clinical services, and professional development are informed by local data collection as well as benchmarking with national trends and peer institutions. CAPS also identifies very closely with the vision, values and guiding principles of our umbrella organization, the Division of Student Affairs.



1.     Holds a completed Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field or a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program. 

2.     For doctoral candidates, must have completed a pre-doctoral internship at an APA accredited site.

3.     Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LCPC or LCSW or license-eligible: a) currently licensed in another State; b) or post-doctoral hours have been completed to sit for licensure exam; c) and/or successfully passed the required examination.

4.     Demonstrates outstanding clinical skills and a well-integrated understanding of short-term therapy, crisis intervention, community consultation, and outreach/developmental programming.

5.     Have experience in training and supervision. For doctoral candidates, experience with supervision of doctoral level psychology graduate students in an APA accredited site. 

6.     Have experience with and commitment to working with diverse clients, including individuals from ethnically/racially diverse backgrounds, individuals representing varying sexual orientations, international students, and working cross-culturally.

7.     Demonstrates understanding and experience with college student developmental theory from undergraduate through graduate/professional levels.

8.     Knowledge of computer word processing skills and comfort with information technology in general.

  1. Past experience (1-3 years) working in a comprehensive university counseling center providing crisis intervention, brief individual psychotherapy, group therapy, supervision of doctoral level psychology graduate students in an APA accredited site, outreach and consultation. 
  2. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with experience in conducting psychoeducational, theme-based and/or interpersonal process groups.
  3. Demonstrates experience partnering effectively and collegially on an inter-disciplinary team in a university counseling center or other mental health agency.
  1. Experience and knowledge about the specific developmental and academic/career concerns of Latinx students.  Previous experience with this student population highly preferred.
  2. Knowledge/expertise in one or more of the following areas: working with LGBTQA, international, low income, first generation, undocumented, DACA students, or students with mixed status family; substance abuse and eating disorder assessment and treatment; cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and perfectionism.
  3. Knowledge and experience with positive psychology and wellness theory.
  4. Have thorough knowledge of clinical applications for contemporary issues in psychology and student affairs, especially as related to individual and cultural diversity. 
  5. Demonstrates an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education/the workplace.  
  6. Familiarity with multicultural theory and competence, such as impostor syndrome and stereotype threat
  7.  Demonstrates commitment to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and ongoing self-examination.
  8. Strong consideration will be given to candidates who have experience/expertise in empirically validated treatment modalities, especially dialectical behavioral therapy and trauma informed care.
  9. Strong creativity and problem-solving skills.

Submit application materials electronically to Northwestern Human Resources Job opening ID: 39003