Staff Therapist - University Counseling Service

22004002 Requisition #

The University of Iowa University Counseling Service is seeking a Staff Therapist to provide psychological services to assist a multiculturally rich and diverse student body in attaining their educational interpersonal, and academic goals.  Psychological services include individual assessment and counseling; clinical crises services; case management; group counseling; psycho-educational outreach programming and consultation to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents/families; supervision and training to graduate student in the mental health professions; and commitment to working in diversity, equity and inclusion within marginalized communities.


For a detailed job description, please email Melanie Bell at


About University Counseling Service:

The University Counseling Service is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, fluid, multiculturally proficient, fun, and creative center actively engaged in the furtherance and betterment of compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training. The UCS fosters the mental health of students, staff, and faculty, nurtures student success, and contributes to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally-aware campus community.  


About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.  One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.




Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in either Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-Accredited program,  Masters degree in Social Work with clinical focus from a CSWE-Accredited program, or Master’s degree in Counseling from a CACREP-Accredited program.
  • Psychologist: Possession of a valid State of Iowa license as a psychologist within 18 months of hire. Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor: Posession of LMSW or tLMHC by date of hire. Possession of valid State of Iowa independence license (LISW or LMHC) within 2.5 years of start date. License must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
  • Extensive knowledge of evidence and theory based mental health counseling in assessment, crisis, individual, case management, and group.
  • Extensive ability to assess, manage, and ensure high quality mental health counseling and crisis management.
  • Extensive proficiency in planning and delivering psycho-educational outreach programs and consultation services.
  • Working knowledge of providing training and supervision to trainees.
  • Expert proficiency in the application of communication techniques and relationship building skills that develop the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Extensive proficiency in collaborating and interacting with individuals and groups while valuing the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.  Specifically, proficiency working with students who are Mandarin and/or Spanish speaking; Native American; Asian American; Black/African American; and/or Latinx, as well as immigrants and international students.  And, proficiency working with students who identify as LGBTQ+ and integrating Trans-inclusive care.
  • Working proficiency with office and tele-mental health support tools and electronic medical records software (e.g., word processing, email, presentation software and spreadsheets, electronic health records); preferably Microsoft Office, Titanium, and Zoom.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Psychologist: Possession of a valid State of Iowa license as a psychologist by the date of hire. Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor: Possession of a valid State of Iowa license (LISW or LMHC) for independent practice by date of hire. 
  • Relevant post-degree clinical work experience (typically 1-3 years).
  • Working proficiency with drop-in mental health consultation programming, such as “Let’s Talk” programming.
  • Working proficiency in suicide prevention outreach and programming.
  • Experience and interest in providing couples/relationship counseling.
  • Working proficiency with TLDP, ACT, and Relational Cultural theories.
  • Interest and/or experience in counseling center research.
  • Working proficiency and interest in providing brief psychoeducational group interventions.
  • Working proficiency with clinical assessment.
  • Previous mental health experience working on a college or university campus.


Application Details:

  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.


Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact


Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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