Associate Director of Clinical Training
University of San Francisco
USF Hilltop Campus
Associate Director of Clinical Training
The Director of Clinical Training (DCT) for the Clinical Psychology PsyD Program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco oversees all aspects of the clinical training experience for students in the Program. This position collaborates with the Directors of Clinical Training in other programs, departments, schools, and universities. The DCT acts as a liaison between the academic program administration and faculty, training sites, and students.
Overall, the DCT plays an important role in guiding the clinical program and in exploring procedures and options for providing rigorous and high-quality clinical training for all students. The DCT works in close cooperation with the Program Director and faculty in attaining these goals.
Full Job Description:
• Acts as a champion for remote training of Health Service Psychology (HSP) through applied practice (practicum, externship, and internship) experiences and supervision;
• Serve as the primary lead for the applied clinical practice courses (i.e. practicum, externship and internship);
• Develop, improve, and maintain the academic quality of the applied clinical practice courses and maintain alliance with core competencies of the Clinical PsyD program and standards of accreditation;
• Consult on the development and maintenance of a network of practicum/internship sites, as well as relationships with site supervisors;
• Write and/or provide consultation on the development of behaviorally-anchored supportive remediation plans for students that are having problems on practicum/internship;
• Maintain knowledge of best practice related to training as well as evolving requirements within the field;
• Contributes to curriculum design and course development related to professional development and clinical training;
• Oversees the determination of clinical training eligibility, education and guidance of students through practicum/internship/postdoctoral search processes, site selection, application review, rank and match practices;
• Reviews and monitors student learning outcomes and progress throughout clinical placements;
• Consults with students who are encountering issues related to their practicum/internship experience and, together with the faculty advisor, engages in remediation planning for students related to clinical training;
• Manages the flow of information regarding students’ progress in clinical training, as well as problems, to academic department chairs, faculty, and/or practicum/internship sites;
• In collaboration with the Program Director and Program staff, manages the proper storage and/or dissemination of training data in accordance with ongoing program evaluation and accreditation standards;
• Participates in the organization, data collection, and the writing of the periodic and ongoing evaluation of the program in accordance with the standards of accreditation;
• Provides guidance to students and recent graduates during their licensure application processes;
• Annually reviews and updates the Clinical Training Manual and other clinical training materials;
• In partnership with the Program Director and Associate Dean for Health Professions, responds to research questionnaires and communiques regarding various training issues received from APA, APPIC, etc., as well as numerous committee groups and individual researchers nationwide;
• Attends the meetings of the Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC), the semi-annual meeting of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Council (APPIC), as well as the annual meeting for the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP);
• Interact and communicate successfully with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff members and external colleagues;
• Adheres to all confidentiality requirements;
• Acts in a way that embodies the mission, vision and values of the Program, the School of Nursing and Health Professions, and the University of San Francisco;
• Teaching courses as assigned per contract;
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean (and/or their designee).
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Understanding of best practices related to clinical training;
• Ability to remain calm and make decisions under pressure;
• Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines while meeting or exceeding expectations;
• Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintains them over time;
• Thinks critically to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems;
• Has the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, needs, and demands of students at varying levels of clinical and professional development;
• Communicates ideas and information effectively in both verbal and written form;
• Acts in a respectful and ethical manner and demonstrates professional comportment;
• Managing one’s own time and the time of others effectively;
• Proven success as a decision-maker in a collaborative, highly metricized environment with multiple direct and indirect reporting structures throughout the organization;
• Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and lead a geographically dispersed and culturally diverse student body;
• Stakeholder collaboration experience, with the ability to quickly develop and manage both internal and external relationships across cultural and geographical boundaries; the ability to use a collaborative model to leverage resources effectively;
• Express a general enthusiasm for training and previous experience in training of doctoral students;
• Maintains knowledge of local and national training and current licensing/certification requirements;
• Understands and has the ability to navigate multiple levels of program, departmental, university, and professional hierarchies;
• Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office.
• 2 -3 years of professional experience;
• Must be licensed in the state of California as a Psychologist or if currently licensed in another state as a Psychologist, must be license eligible and willing to seek licensure in California within the permitted timeframe;
• Must have doctoral degree in Psychology (PsyD degree in clinical psychology preferred);
• Ability to travel for Program events or meetings and for professional conferences;
• Expertise across HSP education and training.
• The position is as a full-time term faculty appointment;
• Available to work year-round (not only during the academic year), with the exception of university holidays and breaks;
• Present in person on campus 2 to 3 days per week, including Tuesdays and Thursdays (when PsyD students are in classes) and for core faculty meetings but available all days of the workweek remotely.
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