Licensed Therapist-Medical Campus (Position #R100042442)

University of Miami,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Oct 20th, '20


November 16, 2020 for full consideration.

Start Date:

January 18, 2021 or negotiable.

Last Updated:

Tue, Oct 20th, '20

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  • Full Time

The University of Miami Counseling Center is hiring a full-time Licensed Therapist for the Center’s Miller School of Medical Campus location. The nature of the hire is dependent on licensure status and experience. The Licensed Therapist is a generalist who shares with other clinical staff responsibilities for carrying out the multi-faceted mission of the Counseling Center. In addition, candidates with strong clinical and outreach skills in the following areas are also encouraged to apply: multicultural specialist; women of color; men of color; men’s issues; DBT; sexual abuse and trauma; triage and crisis management; suicide prevention; and international students.  This position reports to the Assistant Director for the Medical Campus.

Please send questions to Addys Karunaratne, PhD. (


The successful candidate will have outstanding skills in providing therapy in a time-limited context, with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across cultures and with clinical and non-clinical colleagues, campus departments and student groups; and the ability to provide outreach/consultation to campus constituents on a range of mental health issues. The Counseling Center is an APA accredited training site and moving towards becoming an IACS accredited institution, and the successful candidate will assist in those endeavors. Finally, the candidate will assist us in our ongoing effort to build a multiculturally competent staff capable of serving the needs of a diverse student body. The Counseling Center utilizes ProtoCall Services as part of its after-hours coverage system.

 Specific duties and responsibilities as a Licensed Therapist may include, but are not limited to:

1.       Providing intake assessment and time-limited counseling and psychotherapy for individuals/couples

2.       Providing group counseling

3.       Providing clinical services that address the needs of the general student population as well as the needs of underserved populations

4.       Providing outreach services, on a semester basis, that address the needs of the general student population as well as the needs of underserved populations

5.       Participating in psychological emergency, crisis intervention and trauma response

6.       80% of time will located on Medical Campus, with remainder time on the Gables Campus.

7.       Establish liaison relationships with relevant student organizations and campus departments

8.       Participating in various Student Affairs/University activities and committees

9.       On-call rotation for after-hours related emergencies

10.   Some evenings and weekends required (clinical, outreach and student engagement)

11.   Other duties as assigned


A private research university with more than 16,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked UM among the top 50 universities in the country in its “Best Colleges” listings. Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, UM is a major research university engaged in more than $330 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. Located in beautiful Coral Gables, University of Miami is centrally located to all that South Florida can offer. UM is a 501(c) tax exempt organization.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Master’s or Doctoral degree in counseling/psychology/social work.  Meeting all internship related requirements for their related degree. APA internship if having a Doctoral degree in counseling/clinical psychology. Must be licensed or license-eligible as a mental health professional in the State of Florida. Supervision for registered intern status is not provided.

Negotiable. Commiserate with experience.

1) Cover letter expressing interest in position

2) Current CV

3) 3 Professional references

4) Apply to Position #R100042442