Director of Clinical Training - Marriage and Family Therapy - Los Angeles Campus

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Los Angeles, CA
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Job location: Los Angeles, CA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-13
Req: R0006125
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.

We are currently searching for a Director of Clinical Training to join our Los Angeles Campus.

The Director of Clinical Training - Marriage and Family Therapy and Forensic LPC oversees the entire practicum experience for the students in the MFT and Forensic LPC programs. This position collaborates with the Director of Applied Professional Practice and acts as a liaison between the academic program administration and faculty, the training sites, and the students across various campuses. This position reports to the Sr. Director of Clinical Training.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise other department-specific APP staff.
  • Develop and maintain a network of practicum sites, as well as relationships with site supervisors.
  • Collaborate with the Counseling Centers to ensure effective student training.
  • 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 sites.
  • Oversee the review of practicum 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 in the MFT and Forensic 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.
  • Attend Faculty Council meetings.
  • Attend APP meetings.
  • Attend outside MFT Consortum meetings
  • Maintain appropriate records (e.g., PATTR) for programs from which students are being placed.
  • Other duties as assigned by Sr. Director of Training.


  • 2 -3 years of professional training experience.
  • Licensed as an MFT in California.
  • AAMFT-Approved Supervisor Eligible (Approved Supervisor status preferred).
  • Ability to travel to site locations.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and conduct oneself in 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the California Board of Behavioral Sceinces rules and regulations regarding practicum and internship
  • 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.


The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the School was the first of its kind to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.

Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as adolescent psychology, applied behavior analysis, Latino mental health, and forensic psychology.

The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

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