Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at Michigan State University invites applicants for a full-time staff psychologist to join our growing team. We are a multicultural, multidisciplinary staff who strives to create a welcoming, safe, inclusive, equitable, and affirming environment for all students. We believe diversity enriches learning and enhances personal growth, and we strongly value multicultural competence, social justice, and accessibility.
The staff psychologist is a generalist position, and we welcome and encourage all who are interested to apply. We are seeking applicants with all areas of interest and expertise, including, but not limited to, applicants with experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and those who may provide additional support and services for our international students. Our primary goal is to hire a candidate who shares our values around, and commitment to, providing high-quality, multiculturally-competent services to our campus community.
The psychologist provides mental health, psychotherapy, and other services to MSU’s diverse campus community. The psychologist is responsible for providing the following: comprehensive, multiculturally-competent individual and group therapy; crisis intervention services; planning and implementing workshops and seminars; conducting student outreach; and providing consultation to MSU faculty and staff. The psychologist also provides training and supervision for Master’s-level trainees and Doctoral trainees in our APA-accredited internship program, and serves as a liaison, committee member, and/or resource person in their area(s) of interest and expertise.
- Doctorate in a relevant field, such as counseling psychology or clinical psychology
- Completion of a one-year, full-time, APA-accredited doctoral internship
- Six to twelve months of related experience in psychotherapy in a clinic/agency environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Full licensure as a Psychologist in the state of Michigan, or license-eligible in the state of Michigan within eighteen months from date of hire
- Experience with brief psychotherapy and crisis intervention; experience in interdisciplinary settings
- Experience with design and implementation of programming and outreach
- Experience with training and supervision; proficiency in a language other than English (Mandarin is a plus)
- Three to five years of professional experience
- Demonstrated competency or expertise in one or more specialty areas, including diverse and multicultural student populations, international students, students of color, LGBT, other diverse populations
- Experience working in an integrated mental health setting; experience with mood/bipolar disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, eating disorders, PTSD, and complex trauma
- Experience with psychological testing (e.g., ADHD assessment), and/or experience with substance abuse disorders
This is an especially great time to join our staff. In August 2017, MSU’s Counseling Center officially joined with the Psychiatry unit from our Student Health Service to become Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). CAPS moved into a larger, newly renovated space on the third floor of our Student Health Services building, where our offices now overlook beautiful brick buildings and tall, mature trees. As part of our expansion, CAPS has been allocated additional resources to recruit and hire a number of new mental health clinicians, and we are in the process of renovating a space for a new satellite location in the MSU Union. Also starting this summer, all MSU students now have access to free, confidential, 24/7 online crisis and counseling services provided by licensed mental health professionals through Morneau Shepell. This service is specifically geared toward helping domestic and international college students, and is available in many languages.
The counseling services unit within CAPS remains committed to maintaining our “university counseling center” identity and traditions, while also fully embracing the benefits of integration (for us and for students) with our campus health services. We continue to value our thriving training program, which includes an APA-accredited doctoral internship and a masters-level training program.
MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation—and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders. MSU has more than 200 programs of undergraduate, graduate, and professional study. About 50,000 students are enrolled for the Fall 2018 semester, 20 percent of whom are students of color, and 14 percent who are international. MSU has among the largest single-campus housing systems in the country, with 27 residence halls in five neighborhoods and three apartment communities.
About East Lansing
MSU is located in East Lansing, a diverse community with a friendly, small-town ambiance, and a mix of restaurants, unique shops, art galleries, and entertainment. East Lansing is just minutes away from the capital city of Lansing, and is in close proximity to many large cities, including Chicago, Toronto, and Detroit. Surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, the state of Michigan has over a hundred beaches along the longest freshwater shoreline in the world, with over 38,000 miles of Great Lakes water areas.
Please submit applications, including curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter, to the Careers@MSU website by August 7, 2018. Direct link to the job posting: