Director of Clinical Training

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Los Angeles, CA
Full time

Job Description:

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty. Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations.

Position Summary:

The Chicago School is seeking an expert in the area of BBS, LPCC, and BOP licensure to serve as Director of Clinical Training for the Psy.D., Forensics and MA Forensics programs. The person will oversee the entire experience for students in these programs. This position collaborates with the Senior Director of Clinical Training and acts as a liaison between the academic program administration and faculty, the training sites, and the students across various campuses. This position directly reports to the Forensics Lead Faculty.

Principle Duties:

  • Supervise other department-specific OPT staff.
  • Develop and maintain a network of practicum sites, as well as relationships with site supervisors.
  • Oversee the education of students who are new to the practicum and internship search processes and practices.
  • Consult with students who are encountering issues related to their practicum and internship experience.
  • Manage the flow of information regarding students' progress, as well as problems, to academic department chairs, faculty, and/or practicum and internship sites.
  • Oversee the review of practicum and internship evaluations and related paperwork.
  • Manage the proper storage and/or dissemination of training data including the relevant portions of the ALCEA database.
  • Consult on the development of new applied professional practice initiatives and projects.
  • Participate on a Faculty Council committee.
  • Participate in the Psy.D. Clinical Psychology department meetings.
  • Participate in department-level strategic planning and budget process.
  • Consult on the development and maintenance of coursework pertinent to applied professional practice.
  • 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.
  • Other faculty duties as assigned by department chair.

Position Qualifications:
  • 2 -3 years of professional training experience.
  • Licensed as a clinical psychologist.
  • Doctoral degree preferred in psychology or relevant area of study.
  • Ability to travel to site locations.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and conduct oneself in a respectful and ethical manner.
  • Ability to remain calm and make decisions under pressure.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines while meeting or exceeding expectations.
  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.
  • Ability to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Ability to listen 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.
  • Ability to think critically to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and information effectively in both verbal and written form.
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, needs, and demands.
  • Ability to manage 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
  • MS Office

For more information about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology visit

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 8/7/2018
Application Due: 10/6/2018
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