Director of Clinical Training

Director of Clinical Training (immediate opening)

The Michigan School of Psychology (MSP) seeks talented applicants for the Director of Clinical Training (DCT) position. The DCT is a full-time Administrative Faculty member who oversees all aspects of clinical training for the Master of Arts and Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) programs. The DCT provides leadership and support in the development, implementation and delivery of a highly effective clinical training program that provides students the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to be practicing clinicians and to ensure compliance with professional standards of accreditation. Working closely with the Dean of Academic Programs and Core faculty, the DCT is responsible for identifying appropriate competencies for each training level, developing and implementing appropriate outcome measures, and monitoring performance and compliance with each program’s clinical training requirements. This is a full-time,12-month, in-person appointment with competitive salary and benefits. Reporting to the Dean of Academic Programs, the DCT supervises the full-time Clinical Training Coordinator.

Essential Functions

Training Standards and Site Development

  • Identifies clinical training competencies and objectives; monitors outcomes; reviews and adjusts clinical training standards and processes to align with institutional program goals and adhere to accreditation standards.
  • Identifies standards for site approval; evaluates and approves all practicum and any non-APA accredited internship sites.
  • Monitors site compliance with program requirements; evaluates efficacy of training experiences.
  • Maintains ongoing communication and relationship building with practicum and internship agencies, site directors and supervisor to support program expectations.
  • Maintains and reports on all clinical training related data to include outcome data for accreditation purposes.

Placement and Student Support

  • Conducts information sessions on clinical training requirements and processes; provides assistance/guidance as needed. Maintains ongoing communication with students in clinical placement.
  • Oversees PsyD Practicum Fair and practicum match process.
  • In conjunction with faculty supervisors, develops and monitors compliance with requirements outlined in Clinical Training Development Plans.
  • Facilitates problem resolution process according to policy; addresses and resolves concerns with practicum and internship sites and supervisors in accordance with established due process procedures.

Internship Readiness

  • Serves as lead instructor of PSYC 690: Internship Readiness for 3rd year doctoral students.
  • Facilitates student APPIC Match to include student compliance with program requirements, consultation and mentoring through application process, all student verification requirements, and DCT verification narrative.
  • In conjunction with the Dean and faculty, facilitates annual student Clinical Competency Evaluation (CCE). Ensures fulfillment of program standards for documentation and remediation.

Administration 

  • Supervises the Clinical Training Coordinator; delegates to achieve program goals.
  • Annually reviews student evaluation process for alignment with program expectations.
  • Conducts faculty supervisor training; collaborates with Dean on any performance concerns or professional development needs.
  • Annually reviews and revises the Clinical Training Handbooks.
  • Monitors submission of all required student and site documentation.
  • Participates on institutional accreditation workgroups.

Professional Outreach

  • Actively represents the institution at NCSPP; monitors trends and changes in state and national standards for clinical training.
  • Collaborates on external partnerships to enhance the quality of clinical training initiatives and opportunities.
  • Involved in MSP’s advocacy initiatives for alumni and the professional practice of psychology at the master’s and doctoral level.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to and experience in working with diverse populations; supports the values and vision of MSP; possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills; commits to the practitioner-scholar model; has a record of achievement in the field of health services psychology and clinical practice. MSP is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the MSP community.

Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in Psychology (PhD/PsyD) from an APA accredited program.
  • Fully Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan, or immediately eligible.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of administrative experience, preferably in a Clinical Training setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering an educational climate of inclusion and diversity.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students and collaborate with faculty, professional and clinical site staff.
  • Highly motivated, organized and excellent interpersonal skills.

Benefits

The full-time administrative faculty appointment is provided with competitive salary and benefits. Salary ranges from $79,500 to $107,500.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement benefits (after one year of service)
  • FSA
  • Life, short and long-term disability insurance

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all MSP employees and students.

Applying: 

The Michigan School of Psychology (MSP) is fully committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty and strongly welcomes applications from candidates who would enhance our inclusive
educational community. MSP is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer.

A review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted with application), and complete contact information for three references at https://msp.edu/employment/.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

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The Michigan School of Psychology, an independent not-for-profit graduate school, provides an educational climate which inspires students to live up to their potential, professionally and personally.  Offering an APA accredited Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree, a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, our mission is to educate psychologists today who will transform our world tomorrow. We believe in every person’s power to grow. MSP operates from three core values: (1) We respect every person. Period. (2) We value genuine relationships. (3) We practice what we teach.  Our faculty are licensed psychologists and all are engaged in professional practice.

MSP is committed to diversity, inclusion and educational equity and was founded in 1980 as the Center for Humanistic Studies, during the humanistic movement under the leadership of its founders.  Please visit our website for more information about the Michigan School of Psychology: https://msp.edu

The MSP campus is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, a suburb of metropolitan Detroit, the largest urban area in Michigan. This is a culturally and ethnically diverse area, known as the world’s automotive capital and contains many major corporations. Metro Detroit is rich in arts, culture and business opportunity with world class hotels, restaurants, entertainment, museums and theaters. In 2018, Time Magazine named Farmington Hills as the best place to live in Michigan.

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