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Clinical Supervisor, Denver FIRST Outpatient Competency Restoration Program

University of Denver
Denver, USA, Colorado

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About the University of Denver

Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower Pioneers to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations.

About the Graduate School of Professional Psychology

At the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, our goal is to transform the way we think about and approach mental health and wellness. We do so through groundbreaking academic programs and experiential training that aims to ensure we can better meet the needs of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to developing exceptional practitioners and scholars by offering a well-rounded approach to education. Every single one of our programs blends valuable academic offerings, intensive field-based training, cutting-edge applied research, and constructive community engagement. Our academic programs are rooted in our history of service and have developed over time to meet the growing needs of society. For more information please visit

The Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology (MAFP) degree incorporates masters level clinical psychology training with coursework and practicum experiences with a concentration on psychology and law. The program ties the application of psychological theory, knowledge, skills and competencies to the civil and criminal justice systems. It is designed to develop mental health professionals who effectively work in clinical settings within the criminal and civil legal system.

About the Denver FIRST Outpatient Competency Restoration Program

Founded in 2014 to serve as a regional hub for forensic mental health education, practice, and consultation, Denver Forensic Institute of Research, Service and Training (Denver FIRST) fosters community and university partnerships through a host of service learning opportunities for graduate students working with underserved forensic populations in the local community. Denver FIRST is integrated with the Masters in Forensic Psychology (MAFP) Program and the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Program at GSPP, supported by core GSPP faculty under the leadership of Director Neil Gowensmith, PhD, and staffed by GSPP students. Primarily, Denver FIRST serves as a go-to setting for forensic evaluation, outpatient competency restoration, research, grants, and consultation in forensic mental health in the Denver metro area and beyond.

The Denver FIRST Outpatient Competency Restoration Program (OCRP) serves as the regions only university-based outpatient competency restoration program and has successfully renewed its contract with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) for its third year. The program provides outpatient competency education and restoration for low-risk, court-ordered adult defendants and juveniles in the Denver metro area. Currently serving approximately 30 participants, restoration services are provided by masters and/or doctoral-level students under the supervision of licensed mental health providers with significant experience in forensic mental health or trial competency. Competency education services are primarily delivered in the Professional Psychology Clinic (PPC) at the University of Denver, though telephone and virtual sessions are allowable. On rare occasions, competency educators see defendants at hospitals or community-based centers.

Position Summary

This position will provide clinical supervision to graduate clinicians providing services through the Denver FIRST Outpatient Competency Restoration Program. Clinical supervision will include once weekly meetings with a group of up to four students for 60 minutes, as well as review of clinical documentation, and clinical session recordings.

This position will report to Dr. Apryl Alexander, Denver FIRST Outpatient Competency Restoration Program Director. The position is funded by a state contract grant through June 2022 and contingent on annual renewal of funding.

The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology and Denver FIRST are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. We encourage knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to effectively engage with diverse individuals and communities.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Provide weekly clinical individual and/or group supervision and consultation to graduate clinicians to ensure provision of high-quality services while fostering clinicians growth and development
  • Develop and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with supervisees, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion to ensure clinicians from diverse backgrounds feel supported
  • Participate in difficult case consultations, developing creative solutions and problem solving when challenging behavioral, mental health and substance use concerns arise
  • Respond to crisis situations in a clinical manner consistent with university and clinic policy, as well as state/federal regulations and laws
  • Ensure graduate clinicians documentation meets professional standards as well as CDHS guidelines and is completed according to clinic timelines
  • Establishes and clarifies expectations of graduate clinicians, manages performance concerns as applicable, and completes performance evaluations twice per year to ensure all clinicians perform at satisfactory levels
  • Completes administrative paperwork as necessary, including but not limited to signing student field placement hours logs, performance evaluations, co-signing clinical documentation, etc.
  • Complete other duties as requested/assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Advanced skills in providing forensic mental health services and working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to function independently and supervise and train graduate clinicians.
  • Advanced computer skills including use of electronic health record and MS Office products and the ability to learn new tools as needed
  • Positive attitude and ability to adapt to change with composure
  • Sound clinical ability and knowledge of clinical supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of all state, federal and regulatory agency rules and regulations with application to behavioral health practice including licensing processes; maintains contemporary knowledge of behavioral health practice standards

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned Masters degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field
  • Licensed in the State of Colorado as a licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) or licensed psychologist
  • 2+ years relevant experience; previous supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Due to the nature of this position, candidates must be able to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in forensic mental health services
  • Expertise in competency to stand trial evaluations and/or competency restoration
  • Experience providing telehealth services
  • Experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness and neurocognitive disorders
  • Experience working with communities of color and other diverse populations including LGBTQ+ populations

Hourly Range

This position will be paid $233 per month.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline

For best consideration please submit your application materials by August 16, 2022. This position will remain open until filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the universitys educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the universitys complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


Founded in 1864—just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities.

The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.

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Regardless of what they study, University of Denver students embark on a personal educational journey that helps them find and follow their individual purpose.

Collaborative, Experiential Learning

Our students work closely with faculty, peers and members of the community on projects, research and fieldwork. They cross disciplines to discover new perspectives and approaches to problem solving.

In and out of the classroom, our students learn by doing, whether they're collecting data in the field or putting theory into practice in a clinical setting.

The University of Denver Culture

Across the University of Denver’s many divisions, departments, and offices, supervisors are searching for new employees who strive to excel and innovate, prize integrity, and who value the opportunity to engage with the community.  The University is always looking for creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners who want to know more and do more.

At the University of Denver, our culture is steeped in ethics and social responsibility. As a result, our faculty and students represent a wide array of perspectives and enjoy the healthy dialogue that grows out of diversity. University of Maryland, Baltimore

For all their differences, the members of our community are united by a common purpose: They're determined to confront society's most pressing challenges—everything from world health and the global economy to access to education.

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