The Director of Clinical Training for the California Campuses located in Los Angeles and Anaheim (22 views)

Job Description:

Founded in 1979, and with campuses in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Chicago, Washington DC, and online, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is the nation’s leading nonprofit school exclusively dedicated to psychology and its applications. The Chicago School trains individuals to be engaged professionals in their communities, approach practice and scholarship from the broader view of innovators, transformers, and problem solvers, and use their disciplines to make positive and lasting impact on the world. A cornerstone of The Chicago School mission is its commitment to serving and embracing diverse and underserved communities.


Position Summary:
The Department of Clinical Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) Los Angeles/Anaheim campuses, invites applications for a full-time Director of Clinical Training position.

The Director of Clinical Training for the California Campuses located in Los Angeles and Anaheim oversees the entire practicum and internship experience for the students in the Psy.D. and M.A. programs in the Department of Clinical Forensic Psychology. This position collaborates with the other Directors of Clinical Training in other departments and at other campus locations. The Director of Clinical Training acts as a liaison between the academic program administration and faculty, the training sites, and the students. This position reports to the Department Chair and the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Principle Duties:

  • Oversee the education of students who are new to the practicum/internship search processes and practices.
  • Manage the flow of information regarding students’ progress, as well as problems, to academic department chairs, faculty, and/or practicum/internship sites.
  • Consult with students who are encountering issues related to their internship/practicum experience.
  • Help review of internship/practicum evaluations and related paperwork.
  • Help manage the proper storage and/or dissemination of training data.
  • Monitor student learning outcomes and progress.
  • Community outreach to develop and maintain future practicum and externship cites for students.
  • Provide clinical and research supervision and academic advisement to Clinical Forensic Psychology students
  • Prepare students to pass the licensing exam and to work as independent professionals.
  • Consult on the development of new initiatives and projects.
  • Consult on the development and maintenance of coursework pertinent to training.
  • Interact and communicate successfully with a diverse population.
  • Act in a way that embodies the mission, vision and values of The Chicago School.
  • Adhere to all confidentiality requirements.
  • Teach courses in both the Psy.D. and M.A. programs.
  • Opportunities to Chair dissertations available.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Department Chair.
  • Interact and communicate successfully with a diverse population.
  • Act in a way that embodies the mission, vision and values of The Chicago School.
  • Adhere to all confidentiality requirements.
  • Attend Faculty Council meetings.
  • Attend OPT meetings.
  • Maintain appropriate records (e.g., PATTR) for programs from which students are being placed.
  • Track placement of students and other outcome data.
  • Other duties as assigned by Department Chair.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Maintain a professional appearance and conduct oneself in a respectful and ethical manner.
  • Ability to remain calm and make decisions under pressure.
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines while meeting or exceeding expectations.
  • Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.
  • Learns actively to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Listens actively, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Thinks critically to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Communicates ideas and information effectively in both verbal and written form.
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, needs, and demands.
  • Managing one’s own time and the time of others effectively.
  • Ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Knowledge of local and national training and licensing requirements.
  • Understanding and ability to navigate multiple levels of program hierarchies.
  • Computer proficiency including MS Office.

Position Qualifications:

  • 2 -3 years of professional training experience.
  • Licensed as a clinical psychologist.
  • Doctoral degree in clinical psychology or relevant area of study.
  • Experience in working with clinical and forensic populations.
  • Ability to travel between campus and site locations.
  • Knowledge of California BBS and LPCC requirements a plus, but not required.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and three professional references in addition to the application to be considered. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Links to Apply:–Clinical-Forensic-PsyD—SoCal-Campuses_R0005762

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Competitive salary is based on experience.

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