Staff Therapist


Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Jul 8th, '21


Applications accepted until position is filled.

Start Date:

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

Last Updated:

Thu, Jul 8th, '21

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  • Full Time

Full-time 12-month staff therapist (LCPC, LCSW, or Psychologist) position. Under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services Evanston CAPS, the Staff Therapist conducts initial assessments, brief individual therapy, and crisis intervention for Northwestern students on the Evanston Campus. This therapist spends significant time providing group therapy and assisting the Group Coordinator in running CAPS group program. Additionally, provides consultation and outreach and educational programming to the Northwestern University community. The staff member also will serve as a supervisor in the CAPS training program, including co-facilitating group supervision of doctoral interns’ group psychotherapy experience with the Group Coordinator.  Position requires some evening hours and occasional weekend duties.


CAPS is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs at 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 or social work, 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 doctoral internship at an APA-accredited site.

3.     Independently licensed or license-eligible (currently licensed in another state, post-doctoral hours completed prior to start date, and/or successfully passed the required examination and supervision for licensure as a LCPC or LCSW) in the State of Illinois

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

5.     Has experience providing group psychotherapy, including Interpersonal Process groups to undergraduate and/or graduate/professional students.

  1. Currently licensed in the State of Illinois as a Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  2.  Past experience (1-3 years) working in a comprehensive university counseling center providing crisis intervention, brief individual psychotherapy, group therapy, outreach, consultation, and supervision of doctoral interns at an APA-accredited site.
  3. Experience partnering effectively and collegially on an inter-disciplinary team in a university counseling center or other mental health agency.
Submit application materials electronically to Northwestern Human Resources Job opening ID: 39670