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Embedded Therapist

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

Are you a therapist who thrives in a student-centered and diverse environment? If so, come join our outstanding counseling team at CU Boulder! We have openings for embedded therapist positions who will be embedded in colleges working directly with students in those specific colleges/areas of study. Services provided include individual and group psychotherapy, triage and screening services, crisis management, workshops, and community outreach.

Embedded Therapists collaborate with liaisons from Health Promotion and the Office of Victim Assistance to create the College's Health & Wellness (H&W) Embedded Team. Together the Embedded Liaisons work with the College's faculty, staff, and administration to identify mental health needs within the College, as well as appropriate programming. The position collaborates with other campus departments as appropriate for the treatment of CAPS patients and ensures that issues of Diversity and Social Justice are considered in all assessment, treatment, referral, and training services provided. 

This is a full-time, hybrid position has excellent benefits including 22 vacation days, access to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a 10% employer contribution retirement plan, and more!

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) fosters the well-being of students and helps them succeed by providing a full range of clinical services, consultation, and outreach to the campus community. We also offer outstanding training to the next generation of mental health providers. CAPS is a multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multi-theoretical staff. We are committed to affirming diversity and seek to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone we serve.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Clinical Services

  • Provides initial screening appointments, short-term individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, drop-in/informal consultation (Let’s Talk), and workshops to students.
  • Works with Health Promotion and Office of Victim Assistance to provide workshops and presentations as needed for the College.
  • Provides consultation to students, faculty and staff. Services are primarily offered within a brief therapy framework.

Supervision & Administration

  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation via the EHR.
  • Provides supervision and clinical consultation to CAPS trainees.
  • Case management and case disposition; coordination of special projects or areas of responsibility.
  • Attends staff meetings and other CAPS meetings. May also participate in campus committees or meetings.

What You Should Know

  • This position offers a flexible work environment (both remote and on-campus work), with the option to be fully on-campus.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement
    • New employees are responsible for providing proof of vaccination or receiving a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Completion of an MSW, Ph.D, Psy.D, LMFT or LPC from an accredited program.
  • Licensed in Colorado by date of hire (by September 2022).
  • Experience with a range of clinical issues, ranging from developmental issues to more serious psychopathology.
  • Experience providing consultations to faculty and staff.
  • Experience providing brief therapy.

What You Will Need

  • Proven multicultural competence and dedication to social justice issues, as well as multicultural organizational development.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently off-site.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience providing assessment and treatment of eating disorders.
  • Experience providing supervision to trainees.
  • Experience in a University Counseling Center, especially in an embedded model on college campuses.
  • Experience conducting sessions in Spanish, Mandarin or Arabic.
  • Interest and experience providing clinical services and outreach programming to students representing diverse socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, international, and LGBTQ+ identities.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  3. A short essay (no more than 2 pages) that addresses the following statement: "Our department recognizes that our mission and ability to support a diverse student population is strengthened by contributions from diverse perspectives and life experiences. Describe what your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice, as well as how you apply this to your work."
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by June 28, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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