Behavioral Health Therapist - Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services

West Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 07, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services in the Division of Student Life at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Behavioral Health Therapist. This position is responsible for providing brief counseling and psychotherapy responsive to racial and cultural issues for individuals, groups, and couples, especially BIPOC students.

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

•Provide brief counseling and psychotherapy responsive to racial and cultural issues for individuals, groups, and couples, especially BIPOC students.

•Provide other clinical services including but not limited to treatment planning, group therapy, crisis intervention services, psychoeducation, and case management.

•Understand and be responsive to the particular stresses facing BIPOC students.

•Perform comprehensive intakes, triage, and participate in the Center’s crisis intervention services, drop-in clinic, and after-hours crisis coverage.

•Provide and document risk assessments and risk reduction interventions.

•Provide case management for WVU students who require care that is more specialized or longer term.

•Provide consultation and outreach to clients and their families, WVU faculty/staff, and the university community.

•Complete required Center documentation on an electronic health record system and quality assurance activities including routine monitoring and management of student treatment compliance (i.e., missed appointments, cancellations, etc.) in accordance with agency policies and state and federal regulations.

•Attend case conferences, committees, task forces, and other meetings related to the mission of the Center and WVU.

•Provide clinical supervision to trainees and facilitate didactic seminars on a variety of clinical or professional topics.

•Develop and help implement group/workshop interventions that are facilitated in locations that attract BIPOC students and encourage the development and enhancement of survival and navigational/strategies from their communities and traditions.

•Facilitate activities and programs that help maintain focus on the importance of culturally competent clinical services, outreach programming, and training opportunities.

•Participate in the Center’s diversity committee which is tasked with holding the Center accountable for providing culturally responsive and inclusive services to students.

•Collaborate with other staff on issues pertaining to diversity and cultural competence, especially regarding working with BIPOC students.

•Initiate and develop outreach and training programs that promote the development and enhancement of culturally responsive practices and work with allies to problematize participation in oppressive practices.

•Track data usage of services and improve the Center's ability to meet the needs of BIPOC students and reduce stigma of mental health services.

•Contribute to the training of graduate level trainees

•Provide inclusive outreach programming to center clinical staff, WVU faculty, staff and students with a special focus on serving BIPOC students.

•Act as a liaison to other campus offices providing services to BIPOC students.



•Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work (MA/MS/MSW) or a related field.
•Two (2) years of professional counseling and outreach experience, post master’s degree with culturally marginalized, at-risk, and underrepresented groups.
•A supervised practica/internship in providing psychological services, including adult outpatient individual counseling/therapy, group psychotherapy, and assessment.
•Demonstrated interest and expertise in the delivery of culturally competent clinical services.
•Experience and interest in working with diverse populations to promote higher education.
•Passion for growing knowledge around social justice and world issues.
•Lived experience as a racial minority a plus.
•Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to provide culturally and racially responsive clinical services, especially BIPOC students.
•Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct, document and evaluate individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and consultation/outreach with a college-aged population.
•Knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct and evaluate supervision and training.
•Ability to utilize an electronic health record system.
•Excellent communication, critical thinking, and organizational skills required to develop, supervise and evaluate the center’s diversity initiatives.



•Licensed (or license-eligible within six months of hire). LPC or LICSW--within the State of WV in social work counseling, psychology, or related field.


About WVU

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at


West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.



Job Posting: Aug 1, 2020

Posting Classification: Non-Classified

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full-time