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Department Faculty - Associate Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology - Washington,...

The Chicago School
Washington, DC

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Description:

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School 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 an Associate Director of Clinical Training to join our Washington, DC Campus.

The Associate Director of Clinical Training serves as an integral member of the Clinical Psy.D. program and assists the Direct of Clinical Training in overseeing students’ practicum and internship experiences. The Associate Director of Clinical Training acts as a secondary adviser to students related to their professional goals and development. This person works collaboratively with training site supervisors, as well as academic program faculty advisors on training related manners. This position reports to the the Department Chair in the Clinical Psy.D. Department.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule that reflects three days on campus and two days remote, including one day for professional development.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist students in site selection and review of application materials for practicum and doctoral internship.

  • Assist students who are encountering issues related to their practicum and internship experience.

  • Monitor progress of practicum performance, including evaluations, hour logs, and related paperwork.

  • Track data related to practicum and internship placements.

  • Advise on and engage in remediation planning for students.

  • Communicate with academic department around issues of professional development, training concerns, rules and regulations, and the search and placement process.

  • Participate in department-level strategic planning.

  • Consult on the development and maintenance of coursework pertinent clinical training.

  • Teach 6 credits, as assigned by the Clinical Psy.D. Department Chair.

  • Participate in re-accreditation efforts.

  • Interact and communicate successfully with a diverse population.

  • Act in a way that embodies the mission, vision and values of The Chicago School.

  • Maintain ethical behavior and the ability to demonstrate ethical decision making related to training concerns.

  • Develop and maintain a network of practicum sites, including visiting sites and building relationships with site supervisors.

  • Engage in site visits with existing sites for site maintenance, sites with student issues, and new sites for development (at least two sites per month).

  • Adhere to all confidentiality requirements.

  • Attend Faculty Council meetings and serve on a Faculty Council Committee.

  • Attend Clinical PsyD. Department meetings.

  • Attend DC Directors of Clinical Training meetings.

  • Engage with the Admissions process through presentations and interviews of and to candidates.

  • Assist the Director of Clinical Training and Department Chair with the collection and storage of licensure data.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair and Director of Clinical Training.


  • Doctoral-level, licensed Clinical or Counseling Psychologist. Must be an APA accredited doctoral program.

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car to visit training sites as needed.

  • Prior experience with supervision and training of graduate level students.

  • Prior teaching at the graduate level.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Conduct oneself in respectful and ethical manner.

  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively make decisions under pressure and to successfully lead others.

  • Display strong time management skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines while meeting or exceeding expectations.

  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.

  • Actively seek an understanding of the implications related to changing regulations/requirements and their impact on current and future decisions related to the Office of Placement & Training and the field of clinical training.

  • Think critically to identify the cost and benefit of alternative approaches and/or solutions to problems.

  • Communicate ideas and information effectively in both verbal and written format.

  • Demonstrate an ability to adapt to changing circumstances, needs, and demands.

  • Maintain knowledge of local and national training and licensing requirements.

  • Demonstrate the capacity to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identify the most qualified professionals to contribute to the Office of Placement & Training.

  • Understand and navigate multiple levels of program hierarchies.

  • Computer Proficiency in MS Office.

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $80,000 - $85,000 base compensation. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.


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. TCS has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCS 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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