Training Director (59 views)

The Training Director is responsible for directing the doctoral-level practicum program and post-doctoral fellowship program, and for coordinating supervision for those roles. Provides psychotherapy for undergraduate and graduate students. Advises faculty and staff on counseling needs of students, as well as offering workshops to students, faculty and staff on topics of interest (e.g., drug abuse, sexual assault, Mental Health First Aid). Available for consultation with faculty and staff and particularly to handle crises that occur on-campus, including after-hours crises at the School.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  1. With the Dean, develops and implements philosophy, policies, and procedures of Counseling Service operations, including and with an emphasis on the training program.

  2. Coordinates annual recruitment, interview and selection process of post-doctoral fellows and prospective trainees, as well as coordinating orientation and supervision for these roles among Counseling Service staff.

  3. Serves as primary liaison between SAIC Counseling Service and clinical/training directors of Chicagoland doctoral programs.

  4. Directs regular training meetings with other Counseling Service staff, and attends all other regular Counseling Service and OSA staff meetings.

  5. Coordinates psychoeducational efforts of Counseling Service (e.g., RA Training, MHFA training, educational programming).

  6. Performs intake assessments to determine treatment needs and recommendations for students presenting to Counseling Service.

  7. Conducts individual and couples brief counseling and psychotherapy.

  8. Provides crisis intervention and emergency coverage to students who are experiencing emotional distress, are a danger to self or others, or are in need of immediate hospitalization either directly or through community mental health agencies.

  9. Consults with select OSA departments on a regular basis as to how students’ mental health needs can best be met through collaborative efforts with that department.

  10. Provides consultation back-up to faculty and staff when Executive Director is unavailable.

  11. Provides consultation (including 24 hour crisis consultation) regarding individual students to faculty, staff, family members, and other mental health professionals as needed within the bounds of the confidential counseling/psychotherapy relationship.

  12. Conducts outreach programming focused on the developmental needs of students and that maximizes their potential to benefit from the academic experience at SAIC.


Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or related  mental health field
Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois
Experience conducting psychotherapy, consultation, and crisis response in college counseling setting
Experience supervising graduate-level trainees in college counseling setting
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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