Embedded Therapist

University of Colorado Boulder,

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Last Posted:

Mon, Apr 19th, '21


Please apply by May 5, 2021 for consideration.

Start Date:

To be determined.

Last Updated:

Mon, Apr 19th, '21

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  • Full Time

Are you a dynamic and experienced therapist who thrives in a student-centered and diverse environment? If so, come join our outstanding counseling team at CU Boulder! We have openings for three embedded therapist positions who will be embedded in colleges working directly with students in those specific colleges/areas of study.

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) fosters the well-being of students and helps them succeed by providing a full range of clinical services, consultation, and outreach to our campus community.

One position will work within the College of Engineering and Applied Science with graduate students and may rotate between their campuses (main campus and east campus). Services will include individual therapy, workshops/groups, and outreach programs. 

One position will provide clinical services with a focus on Arts & Sciences graduate students. The final position provides clinical services to the Graduate School. Services provided include individual and group psychotherapy, triage and walk-in services, crisis management, workshops, and community outreach.

All positions collaborate with the College's faculty, staff, and administration to identify mental health needs within the Colleges and develop programs to help meet these needs. The positions work with other campus departments for the treatment of CAPS patients and to ensure that issues of diversity and social justice are considered in all assessment, treatment, referral, and training services provided. The embedded therapists also provide clinical supervision and training seminars to psychology and social work trainees if needed.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.


As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

  • Completion of an MSW, Ph.D, Psy.D, LPC or LMFT from an accredited program.
  • Licensed in the state of Colorado by the date of hire.
  • Experience with a range of clinical issues, ranging from developmental issues to more serious psychopathology.
  • Experience providing brief therapy.
  • Experience with electronic medical record-keeping and documentation.
  • Experience and interest in working with university students from multicultural backgrounds and marginalized populations.
  • Experience providing assessment and treatment of eating disorders.
  • Experience providing supervision to trainees.
  • Previous experience in a University Counseling Center, especially in an embedded model on a college campus.
  • Experience conducting sessions in Spanish, Mandarin or Arabic.
  • Experience working with underrepresented, international students and/or underserved populations.
  • Proven dedication to social justice issues.

Starting salary is dependent on licensure and experience. For MSW/LPC's, the salary range is $55,000 - $75,163; for psychologists: $74,000 - $101,128. 


To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
  3. A short essay (no more than 2 pages) that addresses the following statement: "Our department recognizes that our mission and ability to support a diverse student population is strengthened by contributions from diverse perspectives and life experiences. Describe what your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice, as well as how you apply this to your work."

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by May 5, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.