Staff Therapist - Counseling and Psychological Services

Carnegie Mellon University,

Last Posted:

Tue, Dec 5th, '17


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and those received by March 1, 2018 will receive priority consideration.

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Fri, Jan 19th, '18

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  • Full Time

Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for the position of Staff Therapist with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) with the Division of Student Affairs. The Staff Therapist position is a full-time, nine- or eleven-month position with an ideal starting date of May 1st, 2018.  Reporting to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, this position is responsible for providing individual psychotherapy and a range of clinical services for students; participating in on-call rotation and back-up triage; supervising graduate trainees; assisting in trainee professional development; assisting in the training of students and staff functioning in support roles; and providing outreach programming and consultation to the campus community. In addition, we hope this position will provide specialization in cultural diversity.


A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course.

With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, we create it. 


The position requires a doctoral degree in psychology or related field plus a minimum of three years experience in a mental health care environment. Must be licensed or license eligible as in PA. Demonstrated ability in diagnostic assessment, crisis intervention and brief psychotherapy is required along with the ability to effectively communicate with students from a wide variety of social, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Experience in a university counseling center as well as capacity with public speaking, programming and educational outreach strongly preferred. Experience and expertise in cultural diversity is strongly preferred. Some evening and weekend hours and on-call participation will be required.