Director of Clinical Training, Applied Clinical PsyD - Southern California Campuses

companyThe Chicago School of Professional Psychology
locationLos Angeles, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/16/2023
ExpiresExpires: 3/13/2024
Leadership / Executive
Full Time

Job Description:

About the University

Join a Legacy of Excellence at The College of Professional Psychology at The Chicago School, an independent professional graduate school that has been shaping futures since 1979. Our vibrant student community and accomplished faculty create a dynamic environment for growth and impact. At The Chicago School, we are committed to fostering mutual respect, inclusivity, and cultural awareness, valuing each individual's unique contributions. As part of our Applied Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, you will play a pivotal role in preparing graduates to excel in diverse settings and deliver exceptional services.

The Chicago School is a minority-majority university with 6,000+ students across 40+ degree and certificate programs that span disciplines including psychology, health, business, counseling, and behavioral sciences. We take an integrated approach toward improving the health of the communities, businesses, and individuals around us. 


The Chicago School is proud to be the founding institution of The Community Solution Education System, an integrated, nonprofit system that works collaboratively to advance institutional sustainability, increase student success, and enhance community impact. 

About the Position

Position Highlights: As a Director of Clinical Training, you'll be a key member of our Applied Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, overseeing students' practicum and internship experiences while ensuring compliance with rigorous ethical standards set by the American Psychological Association and the competencies articulated by The National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.  Your focus will be on delivering the highest quality training that aligns with our commitment to diversity, exceptional supervision, and broad professional practice opportunities. Collaborating closely with training site supervisors and academic program advisors, you'll contribute to shaping the next generation of experts in the field.


Your Impact:
  • Guiding Excellence : Lead the training for PsyD students, developing and delivering impactful coursework that aligns with clinical training.
  • Network Expansion : Cultivate and nurture relationships with practicum sites, both on-site and through remote interactions, creating a robust network of training opportunities.
  • Student Empowerment : Assist students in selecting suitable practicum and internship sites, reviewing application materials, and monitoring their progress.
  • Support and Remediation : Offer guidance and remediation strategies for students facing challenges during their practicum and internship journey.
  • Training Advocacy : Communicate and advocate for best practices and training-related policies to both students and faculty, keeping everyone informed and engaged.
  • Strategic Collaboration : Contribute to departmental strategic planning and quality improvement efforts, playing a vital role in shaping our programs' future.
Qualifications that Stand Out:
  • Expertise : Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, with a license as a Clinical Psychologist.
  • Driving Force : Possession of a valid driver's license and access to a car for site visits.
  • Pedagogical Prowess : Demonstrated experience in graduate-level student supervision and teaching.
  • Progressive Thinking : Strong understanding of best practices in clinical training.
  • Communication Mastery : Ability to interact and communicate effectively with diverse individuals.
  • Ethical Stewardship : Uphold ethical behavior and contribute to a culture of ethical decision-making.
  • Adaptability and Collaboration : Thrive in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects, and build lasting relationships.
  • Solution-Oriented : Critical thinking skills to identify effective solutions in complex situations.
  • Empowering Communication : Express ideas clearly in both verbal and written forms.
  • Tech Savvy : Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
Empowerment in a Hybrid Environment: This is a unique hybrid role, offering a balance between on-campus presence and remote work. You'll spend three days on campus, one day remote, and one day dedicated to your professional growth and development. This flexible structure embodies our commitment to fostering innovation and work-life balance.

Join Our Transformative Community: At The Chicago School, you'll be part of an inspiring community that values inclusivity, growth, and collaboration. As the Director of Clinical Training, you'll shape the future of the Applied Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program by providing students with unparalleled training experiences. If you're ready to make a lasting impact, we invite you to apply and join our mission-driven team.

Compensation & Benefits
This opportunity is budgeted at $$70,000 to $80,000 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.