Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Forensic PsyD - LA & Anaheim (Hybrid Schedule)

companyThe Chicago School of Professional Psychology
locationLos Angeles, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 3/31/2024
Full Time

Job Description:

Founded in 1979, and with campuses in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Chicago, Washington DC, and online, The Chicago School is the nation's leading nonprofit school exclusively dedicated to psychology and its applications. The Chicago School trains individuals to be engaged professionals in their communities, approach practice and scholarship from the broader view of innovators, transformers, and problem solvers, and use their disciplines to make positive and lasting impact on the world. A cornerstone of The Chicago School mission is its commitment to serving and embracing diverse and underserved communities.

Position Summary:
The Department of Clinical Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School, Los Angeles/Anaheim campuses, invites applications for a full-time Director of Clinical Training position, beginning as soon as the position is filled.

The Director of Clinical Training for the California Campuses located in Los Angeles and Anaheim oversees the entire practicum and internship experience for the students in the Psy.D. and M.A. programs in the Department of Clinical Forensic Psychology. This position collaborates with the other Directors of Clinical Training in other departments and at other campus locations. The Director of Clinical Training acts as a liaison between the academic program administration and faculty, the training sites, and the students. This position reports to the Academic Chair with a dotted line reporting to the Office of Placement and Training.

This position is a hybrid position that offers a balance between on-campus presence and remote work. The Director of Clinical Training will spend three days on campus, one day remote, and one day dedicated to professional growth and development. This flexible structure embodies The Chicago School’s commitment to fostering innovation and work-life balance.

The department seeks an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness, professional development and scholarship, integrity and ethics, respect for diversity and pluralism, innovation, flexibility, and teamwork and collaboration. Candidates who will advance equity, diversity, and inclusion through their teaching, scholarship, and service are strongly encouraged to apply.

Principle Duties:

Director of Clinical Training:

  • The Director of Clinical Training- Clinical Psychology oversees the entire practicum experience for the students in the Masters in Forensic Psychology (MAFO) Program and the practicum and internship experience for students in the Clinical Forensic PsyD (FO PsyD) Program for the Chicago School’s Southern California Campuses.
  • This position collaborates with the Forensic Department Chair and the Office of Placement and Training (OPT), and acts as a liaison between the academic program administration and faculty, the training sites, and the students.
  • Support and maintain a network of practicum and internship sites, as well as relationships with site supervisors.
  • Oversee the education of students who are new to the practicum and internship search processes and practices.
  • Conduct annual site visits.
  • Consult with students who are encountering issues related to their practicum or internship experience.
  • Manage the flow of information regarding students’ progress, as well as problems, to academic department chairs, faculty, and/or practicum and internship sites.
  • Oversee the review of practicum and internship evaluations and related paperwork.
  • Manage the proper storage and/or dissemination of training data including the relevant portions of the Tevera training database.
  • Consult on the development of new OPT initiatives and projects.

Position Qualifications:

  • Psy.D. or Ph.D. required in Clinical, Clinical Forensic, or Counseling Psychology
  • Licensure in relevant profession
  • Evidence of strong teaching and academic administration at the post-secondary level
  • Teaching experience of at least 5 years preferred (combined on-ground/online preferably)
  • Clinical experience of at least 5+ years preferred (clinical and forensic settings preferred)
  • Record of scholarship and/or community service preferred
  • Ability to behave in a collegial and professional manner with all members of TCS community.
  • Ability to adhere to the highest professional conduct and ethical standards
  • Ability to engage in responsibilities with the promotion of the TCS mission and reputation

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and three professional references in addition to the application to be considered. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Competitive salary is based on experience.

For more information about The Chicago School visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.

The Chicago School is an affiliate of TCS Education System. For more information about TCS Education System visit www.tcsedsystem.org. 

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $76,000 - $100,000 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.