Staff Psychologist / Group Coordinator (59 views)

East Lansing, Michigan
February 6, 2020

Michigan State University
Staff Psychologist / Group Coordinator

Michigan State University Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) provides a wide range of mental health services for students on campus, including and not limited to: screening/triage appointments, individual and group therapy, psychiatric services, outreach and multicultural engagement, clinical care coordination, intensive integrated clinical services, and hospitalization coordination and support.

This is an especially exciting 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. The CAPS department is undergoing a significant period of growth at this time, including an expansion of our crisis response capacity and group therapy services. MSU is a large university with many resources and excellent benefits for employees.

Position Description
Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at Michigan State University invites applicants for a full-time Staff Psychologist/Group Coordinator to join our growing team. We are a diverse and multidisciplinary staff who strives to use multicultural and collaborative approaches to provide quality care. Moreover, we work to connect each student with the most appropriate and available resources and services within CAPS.

The Staff Psychologist/Group Coordinator is a generalist position and will provide direct services and outreach to a diverse student population as well as provide leadership for the group services program at MSU CAPS including but not limited to the establishment of: mission, vision, policies, procedures and training. We welcome applicants with experience with, and interest in providing general clinical services and group coordination and training. Salary range begins at $80,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Under the general supervision of the Director of CAPS and reporting to the Associate Director of Counseling, the Staff Psychologist/Group Coordinator will provide comprehensive psychotherapy services at CAPS for students to include but not limited to: screening/triage, individual counseling, group services, and provide advocacy and crisis intervention services. As part of a multidisciplinary health team, they will communicate with other staff members to establish appropriate plans of care. This position also provides training, supervision, and other clinical duties as assigned. Additionally, the Staff Psychologist/Group Coordinator will coordinate and assist the leadership team in enriching the group program at MSU CAPS. More specifically, the Staff Psychologist/Group Coordinator will engage in the following but not limited to: provide leadership for the coordination of group services (create, schedule, and monitor group services), develop and implement training on the delivery of group services, collaborate with the Marketing & Communications Manager to develop a comprehensive and creative communication strategy to promote group services that is consistent with CAPS services, onboard and train new staff to the group therapy program/provide ongoing supportive training and consultation, establish group services policies and procedures consistent with ethical guidelines, best practices, state mental health statues and HIPPA, provide timely reports related to the utilization of group services provided, and ensure efficient, high-quality service delivery, data collection, and evaluation of group services.

Minimum Qualification

  • Doctoral Degree in relevant field such as counseling psychology or clinical psychology
  • Six to twelve months of related experience in psychotherapy in a clinic/multidisciplinary setting, 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.

Desired Qualifications
Experience in brief psychotherapy and crisis intervention; experience in training and supervision; one-year post-doctoral internship; experience with group programmatic assessment and development-particularly interpersonal process groups; implementation of psycho-educational programming and outreach experience. Demonstrated competency or expertise in one or more specialty areas; working with diverse, multicultural student population including international students and students or color; working with LGBT populations; working in an Integrated Mental Health setting; working with mood/bipolar disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, eating disorders, trauma including PTSD and complex trauma, psychological testing (e.g. ADHD assessment), and substance abuse disorders; experience in clinical supervision, three to five years of professional experience; experience in interdisciplinary setting

Applicants should apply on-line at

MSU is an Affirmative-Action, Equal-Opportunity Employer.