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Full-time 12 month staff therapist (LCPC, LCSW, or Psychologist) position with a particular focus in reaching and providing services to Black/African American students. The staff therapist will conduct triage and intake evaluations and will provide brief individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach and educational programming. The staff member will serve as a clinical supervisor in the CAPS training program.
Some evening hours required.
Conduct triage and intake evaluations and provide brief individual and group therapy for all Northwestern students.
Provide intakes, crisis management, triage, daytime walk-in emergency service, and assume after-hours on-call responsibilities for daytime and evening emergency services.
Maintain clinical records and necessary statistics of psychotherapeutic and other client contacts in Titanium Electronic Record System.
Consult with psychiatrists in conjunction with prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medication for psychotherapy patients.
Consult 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.
Make referrals to off-campus therapists, clinics, or hospitals, when appropriate.
Provide professional development for CAPS staff on the mental health needs of Black/African American students.
Supervise and participate in training experiences for masters and doctoral level graduate trainees. Provide case management and consultation to trainees, as assigned. Provide crisis management supervision to trainees, as requested.
OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMING:
Serve as liaison to Multicultural Student Affairs, providing psycho-education student learning programs for students. Assess and summarize Black/African American undergraduate, graduate, and professional student needs on both Evanston and Chicago campuses.
Conduct other outreach and educational programming, as requested, including QPR trainings, other firesides, orientation sessions for new students and parents, workshop presentations and emergency support services to the campus community.
Liaison with Black/African American student groups, attending periodic meetings of the various organizations.Hold weekly office hours in The Black House to provide various student learning programs and to do needs assessments with students and staff.
Attend and participate in regular CAPS staff meetings, case conferences, and in-service training.
Participates in Student Affairs and other university committees, as assigned by the Executive Director.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Hold a completed Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field OR a doctoral level degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program.
For doctoral candidates must have completed a pre-doctoral internship at an APA accredited site.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LCPC or LCSW Licensed or license-eligible (must be currently licensed in another State or have successfully passed the required examination and supervision for licensure) in the State of Illinois
Previous experience working in a comprehensive university counseling center.
Demonstrated experience partnering effectively and collegially on an inter-disciplinary team in a university counseling center and Student Affairs.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in understanding the unique mental health issues/needs of Black/African American students on a university campus.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Experience with and commitment to social justice issues and working with diverse clients, including individuals from ethnically, racially diverse backgrounds and individuals representing varying sexual orientations.
Knowledge and experience with cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder; and substance abuse assessment and treatment.
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: 36162
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.