Staff Therapist

Purdue University,

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
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Last Posted:

Tue, Apr 16th, '24


Open until position is filled

Start Date:

Open immediately

Last Updated:

Tue, Apr 16th, '24

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  • Full Time

The Staff Therapist role will need to bring progressive and robust generalist clinical skills/experience. They will participate in providing therapy services via a variety of modalities to Purdue students. Staff contributes to clinical service delivery through the provision of individual, couples, and group therapy; on-call services; triage; and substance use, abuse, and dependence services. Staff also provide outreach and consultation. Licensed staff provides supervision to therapists in training, as needed.

Who We Are

At 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. We are currently searching for a Staff Therapist to join our team. For more information about our team and services, please visit:


What Sets Us Apart:

  • Our benefits start your first day of employment
  • 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 Are Looking For

Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and or a Masters in an related field
  • Current Indiana license, or license eligible as follows:
    • (1) Ph.D. or Psy.D. candidates without current Indiana license must demonstrate current eligibility to meet state HSPP licensure requirements within 18 months of hire; or
    • (2) Master’s candidates without current Indiana license must demonstrate current eligibility to meet state LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or comparable license within 30-months of hire
  • Candidates receiving doctoral training with ABD status will be considered
  • Candidate must complete doctoral degree within 1 year of start date and obtain license following timeline stated above. Supervision will be provided for doctoral candidates considered
  • A minimum of 0-2 years of relevant experience



  • Provision of group and individual therapy and clinical supervision. Ability to develop and teach seminars related to the provision of these skills.
  • Must be licensed (eligible) in the State of Indiana. Supervision will be provided for doctoral candidates considered
  • Strong generalist therapy skills
  • Ability to evaluate and diagnose clients, make decisions about the urgency of clients' problems, and design and implement appropriate therapy treatment interventions foundational
  • Skills and interest in outreach and consultation
  • Confidentiality and adherence to ethical practices
  • Independent judgment and discretion
  • Values around social justice and interest in multicultural counseling
  • Must relate well to students, staff, faculty and other members of the University community
  • Specific interest in one or more of the following clinical areas and communities: interest and experience serving diverse clients and communities: group therapy; substance use, abuse, and dependence issues; eating disorders; international students; and/or working with under served populations, in general



  • One (1) year of general therapy experience
  • Interest in and experience serving under served communities (including racial/ethnic under served communities, such as our African-American, Latinx, Asian-American, Native American students, and those defined by other dimensions of identity)


Please submit an online application and vitae to    Requisition ID: 31093.

Additional Information

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days