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Director of MSP Training Clinic

Director of MSP Training Clinic


Who We Are

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.  Our mission is to educate psychologists today who will transform our world tomorrow. We believe in every person’s power to grow. Our school 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 the majority engage in professional practice. External involvement is critical to achievement of the institutional purpose; to this end, MSP actively supports outreach, education and service opportunities that generate healthy people, healthy relationships and healthy communities.

What We Need

We are seeking talented applicants with a commitment to excellence in psychology training for a full-time (40 hours per week), salaried position with potential for a multiple year contract after the first year of successful employment.  Starting in the Spring/Summer of 2019, this is an administrative faculty position responsible for leadership and administration of a community-focused mental health training clinic, which is set to open in the Fall of 2019. We are seeking applicants that have excellent experience in clinic operations and innovative ideas about how to develop quality training, expand community services, and foster collaborations and research. You will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the Clinic, including community outreach to promote this new service. Funded by the School, you will also be involved in advocating for financial support through grant and foundation funding.

The Clinic is a training site for the MA and PsyD in Clinical Psychology students. Clinical services will be provided by practicum and internship students under the supervision of faculty and the Clinic Director. Individual, group and assessment services will be provided for a variety of populations, children to adult, from local and surrounding communities.

As the Director you will:

  • Have experience in working with diverse populations and in clinical supervision
  • Have experience in teaching clinical training courses or skills at the graduate level
  • Possess knowledge of EMR/EHR software systems
  • Possess knowledge of evidence based clinical practices
  • Demonstrate clinical knowledge, experience and expertise; possess knowledge of the provisions of HIPAA as it pertains to psychology training clinics
  • Develop a culture of evidence through an ongoing assessment and evaluation of clinic services
  • Monitor alignment with best practices and APA clinic requirements; facilitate planning for APA accreditation for the clinic
  • Have demonstrated experience in collaboration and leadership of peers and students/supervisees

A summary of duties include: clinical and practicum supervision in evidence based treatment and assessment, coordinating clinical practicum and internship placements and scheduling for the Clinic, serving as licensed psychologist on duty, attending faculty meetings, consulting on psychological assessment of children and adults, providing training and consultation to students, building community partnerships through outreach, and increasing utilization of clinic services (developing goals, increasing service/client load).

This is a full-time, 12-month appointment, with the potential for a multiple year contract after the first year of successful employment.  The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package. 

The ideal candidate will support the values and mission of MSP, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have a record of achievement in the field of health services psychology, research and clinical practice.

To meet the position qualifications, you will need:

  • a doctorate degree in Psychology (PhD/PsyD) from an APA accredited program
  • to be fully licensed (or licensure required by September 1, 2019) in the State of Michigan
  • a minimum of 5 years of experience in clinic administration or comparable activity
  • experience in providing clinical supervision, mentoring and supervising student research
  • the ability to collaborate effectively with students, faculty and professional staff; ability to work as a collegial team member
  • the ability to communicate effectively interpersonally and in writing
  • leadership, team building and networking skills
  • to be skilled in computer technology to include EMR
  • clinical research and/or grant writing experience

Application Instructions

Applications received by April 1, 2019 will receive first consideration.  Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, submit a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (unofficial accepted with application), and complete contact information for at least three references to [email protected] or:

Michigan School of Psychology
HR Department
26811 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
[email protected]

We are 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.

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

Work Location

The MSP campus is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, a suburb of metropolitan Detroit.  Housed on a wooded, six-acre campus, the open and welcoming learning environment fosters collaborative education and reflects the school’s emphasis on growth and potential. The School is expanding with the opening of our mental health clinic in Fall 2019. The MSP Clinic will offer low-cost testing and other mental health services for the surrounding communities. Services in the training Clinic will be provided by masters and doctoral students, under the supervision of faculty, with opportunities for advancing clinical research, institutional collaborations, and community partnerships.

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