Director of Clinical Training (67 views)

Santa Barbara, CA
February 26, 2021

SUMMARY: Provide oversight for the Clinical Training office for the PsyD Counseling Psychology program, including all clinical training-related curriculum and processes for students to complete their required doctoral clinical training.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Practicum and Internship:

  • Oversee the administrative structure of the PsyD Counseling Psychology’s Clinical Training office, including all administrative procedures, policies, and documentation relating to the process of student application, maintenance, and termination of clinical training placements
  • Develop and promote appropriate clinical training opportunities for students in their home communities, and maintain an active database of sites available to students
  • Oversee and maintain relationships with clinical training placement sites, maintaining familiarity with their policies, and mediating disputes between training sites and students
  • Ensure compliance with the policies and requirements of the Institute, Department, individual training site, relevant licensing board, and state and federal regulations regarding practicum and internship placements, as well as ethical requirements of the APA and relevant state jurisdictions
  • Supervise one Clinical Practicum Coordinator in administering student preparation and application for practicum and internship placements.
  • Maintain a Clinical Training Handbook for the Department, and update it annually to reflect changes in licensure requirements and program developments.
  • Oversee Clinical Training-related forms, such as hourly logs, site agreements, and supervisor evaluations, ensuring that forms are up to date and reflect current licensing requirements.
  • Oversee the maintenance of pages of the PGI website dedicated to clinical training for the PsyD Counseling Psychology program, ensuring that all materials are current and accessible.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the PsyD Counseling Psychology Clinical Training Resource Center on D2L, ensuring that all materials provided there are correct and current and that Dropboxes are working properly for students and the Clinical Training office.
  • Oversee the Personal Therapy requirement as a formal requirement of graduation.  This includes overseeing the “J-Grade hold” protocol and follow-through.
  • Prepare and manage annual Clinical Training Budget. Prepare annual budget projections and track expenses quarterly for Clinical Training office. 

Comprehensive Exams:

  • Prepare and manage Capstone 1A: Comprehensive Examinations for each track.
  • Identify examiners and other staff or faculty involved in administration of the Comprehensive Exams as needed, in consultation with the Chair, providing any contract information to the Department Administrator.
  • Review Comprehensive Exam content annually with awareness of changes in legal/ethical environment and incorporating information generated from statistical review of previous exams.
  • Write and manage content for Comprehensive Exams.
  • Prepare and facilitate training for Examiners annually.
  • Oversee distribution of student evaluation of the Capstone 1A: Comprehensive Oral Exam process, Examiner Evaluations, assessment of results, and the maintenance of exam records.
  • In consultation with Chairs, arrange for appropriate remediation process for students who do not pass the Comprehensive Exams.

Practicum Seminar Courses:

  • Provide general oversight of the Practicum Seminar Courses, including making recommendations for instructors and teaching schedule to the Program Chair. Mentor instructors as needed.
  • In cooperation with the Chair and faculty, oversee syllabus development, book orders, and any handouts or other instructional material for Practicum Seminar classes.  Oversee establishment of Emergency Back-up Plans for each session of Practicum Seminar. Oversee and lead any instructor trainings deemed appropriate in consultation with the Chair.
  • Review student Clinical Practice Readiness Forms submitted by Practicum Seminar faculty.
  • Through direct experience with students as well as consultation with Seminar Instructors, identify student concerns or special needs with individual students.
  • Work in collaboration with the Program Administrator, and IT to ensure a professional online presence for these courses within the appropriate D2L course shells.

Liaison with Professional and Training Organizations:

  • Attend professional and clinical training organization meetings as a representative of the Department, in consultation with the Chair, including Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC), Bay Area Psychology Internship Council (BAPIC), and others as deemed appropriate.

Liaison with Licensing Boards:

  • Attend educational opportunities, read Board of Psychology minutes and CPA/APA legislative information, and interact with Board of Psychology (BoP) and California Psychological Association (CPA) as appropriate in order to ensure that all clinical training and licensing related activities, including coursework, reflect accurate and current information.
  • Inform Chairs of upcoming changes in the legislative/regulatory environment that impact clinical training operations and program content.
  • Ensure departmental compliance with relevant CA BoP requirements relating to practicum and internship training.

Out of State Students:

  • Oversee the review of out-of-state licensing requirements for current students and graduates, and serve as the interface with students, licensing boards, and evaluators.
  • Oversee out-of-state student issues and meet with students in order to provide guidance on their obligation to track and meet the licensing requirements of resident state.
  • Respond to out-of-state student concerns and questions as they arise.
  • Complete required state licensing program verification forms for current graduates and alumni as necessary. Collaborate with the Registrar Coordinator in regards to alum form completion, as well as transcript J Grade Holds.
  • Collaborate with the PsyD Program Administrator and the Chair regarding student deferrals, leave of absences, and Academic Plans as they impact clinical training.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • One Clinical Training Coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above and below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence and data; strong organizational, administrative, and time-management skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to identify issues and creatively problem-solve on a variety of issues; effective presentation and interpersonal skills; and strong ability to exercise sound and experienced judgment based on thorough knowledge.

EDUCATION and/ or EXPERIENCE

Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D, or Ed.D) in counseling or clinical psychology required.  Licensure as a psychologist in the State of California required.

LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to read and write, speak and receive instruction in English.  Basic math required.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to establish long range goals and arrange daily workflow to accomplish the goals.
  • Ability to see the vision, while accomplishing the details.
  • Ability to mediate and resolve issues.
  • Ability to determine issues and creatively problem-solve.
  • Ability to engage other departments in meaningful dialogue and articulate issues faced by the department.
  • Ability to analyze the complex and make simple.

COMPUTER SKILLS

PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel)

General Office equipment

PowerCampus experience preferred

Specialized database experience preferred

Online learning experience (D2L)

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

Licensure as a Psychologist in the State of California

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Ability to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Sometimes required to sit, climb and/or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. Close and long range vision. Ability to lift 20 lbs and the ability to sit for long periods of time.

MISSION

Contributes to personal, cultural, and planetary concerns of this era through individual and/or collective activities and shepherd’s students in attainment of their educational goals.

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