Post-Graduate Licensure Supervision Opportunities

There are times when someone earns a graduate degree in a counseling profession, but does not have a job that allows them the opportunity to accrue supervised hours toward licensure.  CAPS staff are occasionally asked if CAPS would be willing to provide an unpaid opportunity for these individuals to provide therapy to students, and to receive licensure supervision.  To help you understand CAPS’ decision-making process in such instances, this website explains some of the variables that will be considered in CAPS determining whether such an arrangement (providing therapy to students in exchange for licensure supervision) would be feasible.

General Considerations:

  • Space:  CAPS’ spacing resources can be very dynamic, depending on current staffing levels and staff schedules.  Whether or not there is office space available at the time that the applicant is available will be taken into consideration.
  • Familiarity with OSU:  An important part of CAPS’ work with students often involves helping them get connected with campus resources.  If an applicant is only at CAPS for a day or two a week then it would be difficult to become familiar with campus resources.  Applicants’ pre-existing familiarity with OSU resources will be taken into consideration.
  • Cultural Humility:  OSU has an increasingly diverse student population.  Providing clinical services that are culturally responsive is very important to our mission.  Applicants’ cultural humility will be taken into consideration.
  • Supervisor Availability:  CAPS’ staff members’ responsibilities vary from term to term.  Whether or not someone at CAPS has the appropriate credentials to provide licensure supervision, and the availability to do so will be taken into consideration.
  • Financial Compensation:  CAPS does not have funding to provide financial compensation for post-graduate licensure supervisees who are not full-time CAPS employees. 

Application Process: 

Electronically submit a resume and one-page cover letter to CAPS’ director (Dr. Ian Kelllems; ) describing your qualifications and your interest in receiving licensure supervision at CAPS.  You will then be contacted regarding current opportunities at CAPS.  If current opportunities exist then you will be asked to participate in a one-hour interview with the director and the associate director of clinical services.