Lead Staff Therapist, Eating Disorder Services Coordinator Diversity

Purdue University,

Counseling & Psychological Services
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Last Posted:

Mon, Jul 17th, '23


open until position is filled

Start Date:

8/1/23 or negotiable

Last Updated:

Mon, Jul 17th, '23

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  • Full Time

About Our Opportunity:

The Lead Staff Therapist, Eating Disorder Services Coordinator will provide strong generalist clinical skills/experience and participate in providing therapeutic services to Purdue students. Contribute to clinical service delivery including individual, couples and group therapy; on call services; triage; assessment, and substance use, abuse and dependence services. In collaboration with the Associate Director of Clinical Services, lead and coordinate eating disorder services, and provide vision for continuation and further development of eating disorder services for students, including psychotherapy groups, eating disorder management team (EDMT), and other innovative services.  In collaboration with Clinical Director review status of programming and to identify priorities, plans, and continuous improvement opportunities for eating disorder services. Continually monitor and assess needs for these services in order to ensure provision of services to meet student and agency needs, including management of policies, procedures, and documents related to eating disorder programming.  Maintain ongoing evaluation of eating disorder services through quantitative and qualitative data gathering.  Serve on various agency teams, provide supervision to therapists in training, and provide ongoing consultation to the larger staff formally (consultation hour, EDMT) and casually. Attend pertinent staff and team meetings; participate in staff planning and coordination meetings, professional development activities, and in-service presentations.
What Sets Us Apart: 

  • Our benefits start your first day of employment https://bit.ly/3DJE9os
  • Professional development funds.
  • Recent market adjustments for competitive pay.
  • No after hours on call and standard business hours with flex options.
  • Career Development: We have career paths and many opportunities for you to develop to your next Giant Leap. 
  • We serve a large international and diverse campus and student body.
  • This role will offer you the opportunity to join a team to assist in aligning CAPS with our Steps to Leaps initiatives.


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.

Region Description:

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.


What We're Looking For:


  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • Two years of experience. 
  • Consideration will be given those with; MSW from an accredited program, licensed as an LCSW, and four years of general therapy experience, or MA or MS in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy or related specialty, from an accredited program, licensed as an LMHC or LMFT, and three years of general therapy experience.
  • Current license or immediately license eligible, must obtain license as a Health Service Provider in Psychology in the state of Indiana no later than six months after start date.
  • Strong general therapy skills. 
  • Ability to evaluate and diagnose clients, make decisions about urgency of clients’ problems, and design and implement appropriate treatment interventions.
  • Skills and interest in group therapy.
  • Confidentiality and adherence to ethical practices.
  • Independent judgement and discretion.
  • Values around social justice and interest in multicultural counseling.
  • Must relate well to students, medical and professional personnel, faculty and other members of the University community.
  • Interest in group therapy, substance use, abuse, and dependence issues; AD/HD and Autism Spectrum disorders; Eating Disorders; Outreach and Consultation; International students, and/or working with underserved populations.



  • One year of eating disorder clinical experience.
  • Interest in and experience serving underserved communities (including racial/ethnic underserved communities, such as our African-American, Latinx, Asian-American, Native American students, and those defined by other dimensions of identity).


Please apply online at: https://careers.purdue.edu/job/West-Lafayette-Lead-Staff-Therapist%2C-Eating-Disorder-Services-Coordinator-IN-47906/1048336000/; Requisition ID:  27038

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