Department Faculty - Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology - Washington, DC (Hybrid)

companyThe Chicago School of Professional Psychology
locationWashington, DC, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023

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.  

The Chicago School is known for the following: 

  • A school that prepares exceptional practitioners
  • Faculty who are leaders, scholars, and practitioners 
  • Programs with intense and unyielding emphasis on students 
  • Emphasis on service projects, field experiences and extracurricular opportunities 

We are currently searching for a Director of Clinical Trainingto join the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at our Washington, DC Campus. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is known for its active and engaged student body, nationally and internationally recognized faculty, and dedication to social justice and diversity. The Clinical Psychology program is committed to racial/ethnic, LGBTQ, and gender diversity among our faculty and student body. Candidates from marginalized or underrepresented groupsare strongly urged to apply.

The Director of Clinical Trainingis a faculty member of the Clinical PsyDprogram who oversees students’ practicum and internship experiences. The Director of Clinical Training (DCT)reports to the Department Chair. Along with theAssociate Directors of Clinical Training,the DCTadvisesstudents and guides their progress in all aspects of their clinical training and development. The training faculty work collaboratively with training site supervisors and academic program faculty on training related manners. 

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:

  • Supporting students in all aspects of their clinical training experiences, including site selection and reviewing of application materials for both practicum and doctoral internship and monitoring of training progress and outcomes.
  • Monitoring progress of practicum performance, including evaluations, hour logs, and related paperwork.Trackingand managingdata related to practicum and internship placements.
  • Assisting students who are encountering issues related to their practicum and internship experience. Advising on and engaging in remediation planning for students.
  • Developing and maintaining a network of practicum sites, including visiting sites and building relationships with site supervisors. Engaging in site visits with existing sites for site maintenance, sites with student issues, and new sites for development.
  • Communicating with department faculty around issues of professional development, training concerns, rules and regulations, and the search and placement process.
  • Participating in department-level strategic planning related to training.Consulting on the development and maintenance of coursework pertinent clinical training.
  • Working collaboration with the Campus Director of Training and other DCTs on training activities  and events at the Washington, DC Campus
  • Coordinates and delegates tasks and assignments for the ADCTs to meet the training needs at the Washington, DC Campus.
  • Teaching 6 credits, as assigned by the Department Chair.
  • Participating in re-accreditation efforts.
  • Interacting and communicating successfully with a diverse population.
  • Acting in a way that embodies the mission, vision, and values of The Chicago School and reflects the program’s student-centered approach.
  • Maintaining ethical behavior and the ability to demonstrate ethical decision making related to training concerns.Adhering to all confidentiality requirements.
  • Attending Faculty Council meetings and serving on a Faculty Council Committee.Attending Clinical PsyD Department meetings.LeadingClinical PsyD Training meetings.
  • Engaging with the Admissions process through presentations to and interviews of candidates.
  • Assisting the Department Chair with the collection and storage of licensure data.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.


  • Licensed Doctoral level Clinical or Counseling Psychologist. Doctorate must be from 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, including timely responsiveness to students, sites, and colleagues.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines while meeting or exceeding expectations.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them over time. Demonstrate the capacity to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work.
  • 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. Maintain knowledge of local and national training and licensing requirements.
  • 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.
  • Understand and navigate multiple levels of program hierarchies.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in MS Office and the ability to learn data tracking software.

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $72,000-95,000 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.