Staff Psychologist

Utah State University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Apr 9th, '21


Open until filled

Start Date:

August 1st, 2021 with some flexibility

Last Updated:

Wed, Apr 14th, '21

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  • Full Time


Utah State University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS; is seeking a Staff Psychologist to join our energetic, professional, experienced, and good-natured team.

This a full-time, benefited, 12-month position on the USU-Logan campus. Responsibilities will include providing individual and group therapy, assessment, crisis intervention, supervision and training, outreach, and consultations with USU faculty, staff, and students. Psychologists at USU CAPS are also expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of diversity and social locations such as gender, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, social-economic status, etc.


Clinical services 60% -

  • Provide individual and group therapy, single-session therapy, assessment, initial consultation, intake, and crisis interventions; prepare for sessions and maintain accurate and up-to-date records of clinical services; and if interested, provide biofeedback.

Outreach services 20% -

  • Prepare for and provide outreach presentations and workshops; serve on departmental, division, and university committees; foster relationships with assigned liaisons; and provide consultations with USU faculty, staff, and students.

Training services 20% -

  • Provide individual and group clinical supervision and training of doctoral-level trainees and undergraduate paraprofessionals; review supervisees' clinical paperwork and session recordings; evaluate supervisees and provide meaningful feedback and letters of recommendation.

Other professional responsibilities -

  • Practice of all responsibilities in accordance with ethical and professional standards and state laws; understand and comply with CAPS and university policies and procedures; effectively participate in administrative and professional activities (e.g., CAPS staff and division meetings, case conferences, peer consultations, professional development, etc.); foster excellent working relationships with co-workers; increase knowledge and develop new skills or abilities that contribute to effective service provision; contribute to the evaluation and improvement of CAPS and all other duties as assigned.

College/Department Highlights

CAPS is part of USU's Division of Student Affairs. We have been accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS) since 1994. Our staff is composed of professionals for psychology, social work, and marriage & family therapy. We have a doctoral internship that is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and practicums in counseling psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy. The center offers a range of services, including individual and group therapy, single-session therapy, assessment, crisis appointments, case management, and outreach presentations.

We strive to create an inclusive and equitable environment, and engage in culturally sensitive practice for clients, staff, and trainees. As a staff, we value clear, respectful, and compassionate communication. Warm collegial relationships exist on a strong foundation of respect and openness. We appreciate individual differences and opportunities to learn from each other. Life-long learning, self-reflection, and openness to feedback are some of the shared values. Changes are embraced and everyone's input matters. With an open-door policy, we often consult with each other or just talk for fun between sessions. We work hard; at the same time, work-life balance is very important to all of us.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office303-844-5695,


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

  • Doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, or combined psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program, completion of an APA-accredited internship, and an ability to be licensed in the state of Utah within 2 years. ABD will be considered if defense date is set and confirmed by the applicant's program.
  • Experience in a University counseling setting and/or experience in areas strongly related to mental health needs in a college population (e.g., eating disorders, anxiety disorder, depressive disorders, personality disorders).
  • Generalist base of knowledge and experience in psychotherapy (including teletherapy), (i.e., theories, processes, and elements of therapeutic change) and familiarity with developmental and other non-medical models of treatment and supervision.
  • Interest in conducting group therapy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, community, organizational, problem solving, decision-making skill.
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and personal growth, including willingness to engage in ongoing multicultural development and dialogues.
  • Ability to work and coordinate with CAPS clinicians and to work effectively as an independent and self-motivated, professional staff member.
  • Willingness and capacity to effectively use such telehealth media as Zoom, Cisco Webex, and Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC).
  • Skills with basic computer programs (Word, PowerPoint, Titanium, etc.)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Skills, knowledge, and experience specifically focused on the needs of students of color, students from indigenous communities, LGBTQIA+ students, international students, students from diverse religious affiliations, students with disabilities, undocumented students, and/or first generation college students on a university campus.
  • Experience providing supervision.
  • Experience in conducting group therapy.
  • Experience in providing psychoeducational workshops relevant to the campus community.
  • Experience with psychoeducational assessment.
  • Experience with teaching and program development.
  • Experience with biofeedback.
  • Fluency in language other than English.

Minimum of $63,000, Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Please apply here.

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Contact info for Three Professional References

3. Statement of Diversity and Inclusion to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application 

4. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application