Staff Therapist - University of Iowa

University of Iowa,

University Counseling Service
Last Posted:

Tue, Dec 22nd, '20


January 4, 2021

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Dec 22nd, '20

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  • Full Time

University Counseling Service at the University of Iowa is seeking Staff Therapists to provide psychological services to assist a multiculturally rich and diverse student body in attaining their educational interpersonal, and academic goals.  Psychological services include individual assessment and counseling; clinical crises services; case management; group counseling; psycho-educational outreach programming and consultation to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents/families; supervision and training to graduate student in the mental health professions; and commitment to working in diversity, equity and inclusion within marginalized communities.


For a detailed job description, please email Melanie Bell at


About University Counseling Service:

The University Counseling Service is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, fluid, multiculturally proficient, fun, and creative center actively engaged in the furtherance and betterment of compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training. The UCS fosters the mental health of students, staff, and faculty, nurtures student success, and contributes to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally-aware campus community.  


About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.  One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.


The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities with 32,948 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.

Nestled along the Iowa River and surrounded by rural rolling hills, Iowa City perennially ranks as one of America’s best places to live. Featuring a college-town atmosphere with big-city cultural richness, the Iowa City area has something for everyone including Big 10 sports and world-class music, literature, dance, and theater.

To learn more about living and working in Iowa City, please visit:


Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in either Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-Accredited program or Master’s degree in Social Work with clinical focus from a CSWE-Accredited program.
  • Psychologist: Possession of a valid State of Iowa license as a psychologist within 18 months of hire. Social Worker: Licensed as LISW or LMSW in the State of Iowa by date of hire. License must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
  • Psychologist: Relevant post-degree experience (typically 1-3 years) or satisfactory completion of a psychology doctoral internship. Social Worker: Relevant post-degree experience (typically 1-3 years). 
  • Extensive knowledge of evidence and theory-based mental health counseling in assessment, crisis, individual, case management, and group.
  • Extensive ability to assess, manage, and ensure high-quality mental health counseling and crisis management.
  • Extensive proficiency in planning and delivering outreach programs and consultation services.
  • Working knowledge of providing training and supervision to trainees.
  • Expert proficiency in the application of communication techniques and relationship building skills that develop the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Expert proficiency in collaborating and interacting with individuals and groups while valuing the unique contributions of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
  • Working proficiency with office and tele-mental health support tools and electronic medical records software (e.g., word processing, email, presentation software and spreadsheets, electronic health records); preferably Microsoft Office, Titanium, and Zoom.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Working proficiency and interest in working within the specialization of and providing treatment modalities for eating disorders and body image concerns.
  • Working proficiency with serious and complex mental health concerns and with mental health crises.
  • Working proficiency with students who are Mandarin-speaking; Indigenous and Native Americans; Asian Indian; Black/African-American; Latinx; and/or LGBTQ+.
  • Working proficiency with infusing technology into the delivery of mental health services.
  • Interest and/or experience in counseling center research.
  • Working proficiency with psychological assessment: administration, interpretation, and reporting.
  • Working proficiency and interest in providing brief psychoeducational group interventions.
  • Previous mental health experience working on a college or university campus.

In order to be considered, applicants must apply online via the website. Direct link to apply: 

Application must include a resume and cover letter, which must both be marked as "Relevant File" to the submission.