The Department of Psychology at Northern Illinois University (NIU) announces an opening for Director of the Psychological Services Center. NIU is a doctoral-granting public institution that enrolls more than 16,000 students, with a diverse undergraduate population. The University and Department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity and inclusiveness among faculty, staff, and students, and to the development of a diverse educational environment that affirms the experiences of all of its members.
Serving as the training clinic for graduate students in the Clinical PhD program and the School Psychology SSP and PhD programs, the Psychological Services Center provides psychological assessment and evidence-based outpatient therapy services for individuals and families. The Psychological Services Center serves a diverse range of clients from young children to older adults and a mix of university students/staff and members of the broader community. The Psychological Services Center is a 4000+ square-foot facility connected to the psychology building that includes ample office space and therapy/assessment rooms, a graduate student work area, a newly acquired electronic records management system, telehealth capabilities, and digital audiovisual system for viewing and recording sessions.
Northern Illinois University’s Psychology Department is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and includes 24 full-time faculty members. The department offers a Specialist degree in School Psychology and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, School Psychology, and Social Psychology. The clinical program has been continually accredited by APA since 1972 and adheres to a scientist-practitioner model of training. While all students gain training in behavioral and cognitive-behavioral approaches, students also have the opportunity pursue a focus in child clinical psychology/developmental psychopathology or trauma psychology. The APA accredited and NASP-approved school psychology programs train students who go on to become educationally licensed school psychologists and professionally licensed psychologists.