Purdue Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), our mission is to
help Purdue University students maximize the value of their life
experiences. As we develop collaborative relationships in a safe and
respectful environment, the unique value and dignity of each individual
and group are held paramount. Values around social justice, advocacy,
and diversity are foundational to our work. We accomplish our mission
through a variety of clinical services, including individual, group, and
couples psychotherapy; crisis intervention; drug and alcohol programs;
and psychopharmacology. Prevention services through outreach and
consultation, and the training of helping professionals complete our
mission as the multidimensional counseling center for the campus.
Persons in the Staff Therapist, AOD Coordinator position will be
trained as a strong culturally competent general therapist, with
specific knowledge, experience, and interest in substance abuse and
addiction. They will be responsible for diagnostic assessment and
short-term counseling for a range of psychological and developmental
concerns and also specifically for substance use problems. In addition
to participation in general functions of a multidisciplinary and
multidimensional University Counseling Center (initial assessment,
individual & couples short-term therapy, consultation/on-call,
outreach, and providing supervision for training for an APA-approved
pre-doctoral internship program), the position will entail the
coordination and leadership of the Alcohol and Other Drug Program. This
includes program development, program evaluation, and collaboration with
additional University and community entities regarding substance use on
campus. Further responsibilities include individual assessment of
substance use, individual and group treatment of substance abuse,
implementing prevention programs, and consulting with other staff and
ABOUT PURDUE UNIVERSITY
Purdue University is a coeducational, state-assisted system in Indiana. Founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, we are one of the nation’s leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent and affordable education.
We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Our West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, we have 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations.
Purdue University is located in Northwest Indiana, about mid-way between Indianapolis and Chicago. By car one can get to Indianapolis in one hour, Chicago in two hours, and either Cincinnati or Louisville in 3 hours.