Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services of the Chicago CAPS office, the Staff Psychologist/Assistant Clinic Coordinator (Chicago CAPS) manages the Chicago staffing disposition team, ensuring timely follow-up on case dispositions. The position assists the Director of Clinical Services for Chicago in the oversight of all clinical services, psycho-educational programs, and training experiences for the Chicago CAPS office. In the absence of the Director of Clinical Services, Chicago, the position may be called upon to provide clinical consultation to the Chicago CAPS staff and other duties as requested. Additionally, the position conducts psychological evaluations, brief individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention for Northwestern students on the Chicago Campus and serves as a supervisor in the CAPS training programming, as needed. Some evening hours will be required.
In collaboration with Director of Clinical Services, assists with the implementation of efficient, high quality clinical services and other administrative aspects of the Chicago office.
Oversees the staffing disposition team at the Chicago CAPS office and ensures follow-up on case dispositions.
Provides consultation to Chicago CAPS staff and trainees regarding clinical services, such as clinical consultation, risk assessment, and safety planning.
Assists with the production of ongoing and annual center reports
Assists with Director Responsibilities, as requested.
Provides individual and group brief psychotherapy for students on the Chicago campus.
Provides triage, intakes, and assumes on-call responsibilities for daytime and after hours’ crisis and emergency services/response. On occasion, crisis intervention services may be required on the Evanston campus.
Maintains clinical records and necessary statistics of psychotherapeutic and other client contacts, in compliance with ethics, law, and best practices.
Consults with psychiatrists in conjunction with prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medication for psychotherapy patients.
Consults with parents, physicians, faculty, academic deans, residence life staff, off-campus counseling services, other campus offices and students, when appropriate, and with appropriate authorization in order to provide quality care to students.
Makes referrals to off-campus therapists, clinics, or hospitals, when appropriate
Supervises and participates in training experiences for doctoral psychology trainees.
Provides case management and consultation to trainees, as assigned. Provides crisis management supervision to trainees, as requested.
Outreach and Education
Conducts outreach and other student learning programs, as requested.
Maintains liaisons with other campus units or academic programs
Participates in Student Services and other University committees as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Director of Clinical Services, Chicago CAPS.
Attends and participates in regular CAPS staff meetings, case conferences, and in-service/professional development training (occasionally on the Evanston campus)
Hold a completed doctoral level degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program.
Have completed a pre-doctoral internship at an APA accredited site.
Licensed or license-eligible (post-doctoral hours completed) in the State of Illinois.
Have past experience (3-5 years post-doctoral) in a university counseling center, including brief individual psychotherapy, group therapy, supervision of doctoral level psychology graduate students in an APA accredited site, outreach and consultation.
Have experience with and commitment to working with diverse clients, including individuals from ethnically/racially diverse backgrounds, individuals representing varying sexual orientations, international students, and working cross-culturally.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Demonstrated competency and extensive experience in crisis intervention and consultation with collateral parties.
Demonstrated understanding and experience with college student developmental theory from undergraduate through graduate/professional levels.
Demonstrated experience and ability to work as part of a highly cohesive and interdisciplinary team within a fast-paced and high intensity counseling center.
Demonstrates expertise/experience in one or more of the following: eating disorders, LGBT, working with international students and/or working with trauma.
Familiarity with multicultural theory and competence, such as imposter syndrome and stereotype threat.
Knowledge and experience with cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder; substance abuse assessment and treatment; expertise with psycho-diagnostic testing.
Knowledge and experience with positive psychology and wellness theory.
Strong consideration will be given to candidates who have experience/expertise in empirically validated treatment modalities, especially dialectical behavioral therapy
Strong creativity and problem-solving skills
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35718
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.