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Position Title
Assistant Director for Clinical Training

DePaul University

University Counseling Services

Salary Range

Position Description
• Develop, organize and maintain a comprehensive clinical training program designed to meet the needs of doctoral externs and Psychology Interns as well as the overall clinical needs of UCS.
• Develop, implement and evaluate activities in a manner that is consistent with accreditation standards and other professional guidelines as set forth by the International Association of Counseling Services, the American Psychological Association and the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies.
• Keep current with policies, practices, legal and ethical standards in regard to the provision of clinical training.
• Conduct quarterly evaluative review of the training curricula and implement appropriate changes and enhancements that satisfy accreditation requirements and the service needs of UCS.
• Monitor expenditures incurred by the training and development programs and provide reports, as requested by the Director.
• Coordinate annual intern selection process in compliance with Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT) guidelines.
• Organize and monitor the administrative aspects of supervision to interns and externs and communicate relevant issues to the Director, as needed.
• Communicate with Directors of Training from predoctoral interns’ graduate programs regarding trainee progress and development.
• Clinical and administrative leadership of the training and clinical supervision area of UCS as an Assistant Director.
• Collaborate with the Associate Director and other staff to insure the provision of high quality clinical supervision and evaluation of trainees.
• Coordinate remediation and due process procedures for externs and predoctoral interns and provide reports, as requested by the Associate Director or Director.
• Coordinate staff participation in training activities, including duties assigned as part of the Wednesday morning training schedule (e.g., group consult, training seminars and case conferences).
• Provide leadership in the coordination of needs assessment, strategic planning and outcome assessment for UCS.
• Work closely with the Director & Associate Director to establish priorities, goals and vision for the Center’s programs and services.
• Assume leadership roles within the counseling center, Student Affairs and the University.
• Develop policies governing programs that interface with training, the delivery of clinical services and general counseling center operations.
• Confer regularly with the Associate Director about clinical and administrative issues affecting UCS staff and service delivery.
• Coordinate postvention services following student crises (e.g., student deaths, accidents, fires, etc.)
• Recruit, select, train and supervise professional and support staff.
• Provide direct psychological services (e.g., triage, intake, brief therapy, group counseling, emergency and crisis counseling and consultation).
• Provide triage, individual psychological counseling, group counseling, couple’s counseling and psychoeducational workshops.
• Provide clinical supervision to trainees and unlicensed staff members (assume oversight and responsibility for each of the trainees’ clients).
• Provide crisis intervention and participate in after hours emergency coverage and daily on-call coverage.
• Serve as a consultant to staff, faculty, students and parents on psychological issues related to student development and success.
• Provide consultation to faculty, staff, students and parents and other concerned parties regarding student issues.
• Design and facilitate workshops, seminars, training and psychoeducational outreach programs responsive to the needs of the Division of Student Affairs and the DePaul student body.
• Keep accurate and timely clinical records.
• Engage in case management (e.g., clinical documentation and record keeping, correspondence, off-campus referrals and consultative phone calls with other treatment providers), as needed.
• Participate in departmental and divisional staff meetings, team supervision and in-service trainings.
• Serve on departmental and Student Affairs committees, as assigned by the Director.
• Organize and present to UCS staff members and trainees based on clinical specialties and expertise.
• Oversee the supervision of up to 14 trainees who report directly to the Assistant Director for Clinical Training.
• Coordinate the training schedule for all doctoral-level interns and externs.
• Consult with administrative officials of various doctoral programs with regard to any trainees exhibiting difficulties in fulfilling their clinical or professional duties.
• Conduct quarterly supervisory meetings with all trainees to assess progress and outcomes of their learning contract.
• Maintain strong metrics and assessment procedures and processes to assess the satisfaction and efficacy of the training program and make adjustments as necessary.
• Work with the Director to determine budget needed for speakers.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology.
• Graduation from a doctoral program fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.
• Completion of a Predoctoral Internship at a site approved by the American Psychological Association or the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.
• State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
• 4 to 6 years of post-doctoral experience in clinical or counseling psychology.
• 2 years of progressive administrative project experience in the training and supervision of practicum students and interns in support of University counseling services within a higher education environment.
• Strong background and experience with clinical supervision of trainees.
• Strong background and commitment to multiculturally competent counseling and outreach (e.g., LGBT students, first generation college students, lower socio-economic status students, students of color, etc.).
• Strong background in learning outcomes assessment and metrics, including use of software products; such as: Qualtrics.
• Clinical expertise and experience with developmental issues and treatment of psychological disorders impacting the young adult and college student population (e.g., substance abuse, trauma, eating disorders, identity development, mood and anxiety disorders, suicide prevention, etc.).
• Student Affairs background or strong commitment to building strong collaborative partnerships with Student Affairs professionals.
• Knowledge of legal and ethical issues in supervision and training.
• Knowledge of brief psychotherapies and emerging evidence-based practices in professional psychology.
• Knowledge of and commitment to integrating the University’s Catholic and Vincentian values and urban mission into UCS programs and services.
• Keyboard skills and facility with Microsoft Office.
• Awareness and commitment to the incorporation of APA’s multicultural guidelines in training, supervision and service delivery.
• Outreach skills to marginated and underserved populations consistent with the University mission.
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a cohesive team-oriented environment.
• Ability to work some evening and weekend hours, as needed, and be available 24/7 for student crises.

Desired Qualifications
Previous work experience in university counseling centers or other relevant experience.

University Description
DePaul University, the nation’s largest Catholic University, is a private, urban institution with 6 campuses and more than 275 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University’s faculty, students and staff represent a wide range of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds.

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Required Application Materials
Are you interested in joining our team of talented, motivated employees and helping DePaul serve its students and communities around the world? If so, go to www.depaul.edu and select “Employment” at the top of the page to submit your cover letter and rιsumι online for this and other jobs. Please reference job number [17844]. Letter of recommendation will be requested for final interviews.

Application Deadline
Until position is filled.

Starting Date
January 2014

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Sarah Moore, Staff Recruiter: 312 362 6345

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