Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology – Washington, DC (Hybrid)

Job Description:
About The Chicago School
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 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 Training to 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 groups are strongly urged to apply.

Job Description:
The Director of Clinical Training is a faculty member of the Clinical PsyD program who oversees students' practicum and internship experiences. The Director of Clinical Training (DCT) reports to the Department Chair. Along with the Associate Directors of Clinical Training, the DCT advises students 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.

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. Tracking and managing data 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
  • Supervises 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. Leading
  • Clinical 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.

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 6,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science since 1979. TCSPP 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 Child & Adolescent Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, International Psychology, and more.

The Chicago School is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) 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.