In conjunction with the Executive Director, coordinates the training unit of CAPS. Serves as a member of the CAPS Leadership Team. Ensures efficient and high-quality delivery, data collection and evaluation of training services, and coordination of the training programs in accordance with guidelines and accreditation standards of the American Psychological Association (APA). Provide clinical evaluation and treatment to Northwestern University students. Provides crisis intervention, consultation and psychoeducational outreach and education to the Northwestern community. Provides supervision to doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows in psychology.
Provides culturally grounded administration of all training programs operating at CAPS, which currently includes the doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship. Will also be responsible for oversight of future training programs implemented at CAPS
Serves as a member of the CAPS Leadership Team
Develops, implements, and maintains training policies and procedures, training data analysis and preparation of related reports for program evaluation.
Chairs a training committee, consisting of various CAPS professional staff and postdoctoral fellows.
Maintains training webpages and other publicity for training.
Represents and advocates for the training program and CAPS to professional organizations such as APA, ACCTA, and APPIC, as well as to local and regional organizations.
Coordinates selection of all trainees, trainee orientation, trainee evaluations, and supervisor selection.
Provides administration of the doctoral internship program to ensure compliance with APA and professional standards and maintains APA accreditation.
Works with other administrators in CAPS to coordinate parallel activities involving trainees.
Serves as departmental administrator in charge in the absence of the Executive Director and Director of Clinical Services.
Provides culturally grounded direct services for students, including brief individual and group psychotherapy, clinical assessment, crisis intervention, case management, and assumes on-call responsibilities.
Maintains clinical records and necessary statistics of therapeutic and other client contacts.
Consults with psychiatrists regarding psychotropic medication for psychotherapy patients.
Consults with parents, physicians, faculty, academic deans, residence life staff, off-campus counseling services, other campus offices and students, when appropriate, and with appropriate authorization in order to provide quality care to students.
Makes referrals to off-campus therapists, clinics, or hospitals, and higher levels of care when appropriate.
Community-Based Intervention Programming
Conducts outreach and educational programming, as requested, including orientation for new students and parents, suicide prevention, workshop presentations and emergency support services to the campus community.
Maintains liaison relationships, as assigned.
Provide clinical supervision for doctoral trainees.
Develop and conduct didactic training seminars for trainees
Participates in Student Affairs committees, as assigned by the Executive Director.
Attends and participates in regular CAPS staff meetings and other required staff-wide activities, such as clinical consultation team, cultural dialogues, and in-service trainings.
Performs other duties as assigned
Performs other duties as assigned.
Candidate must hold a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an academic program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Candidate must have completed an APA accredited doctoral internship in psychology.
Candidate must be currently licensed as a psychologist and must meet minimum requirement for licensure in the State of Illinois at time of application; Illinois license must be obtained no later than 12 months after hire date.
Candidate must have a minimum of 3-5 years (post-licensure) of experience in a comprehensive counseling center with an APA accredited doctoral internship program.
Candidate must demonstrate experience and knowledge of the APA standards of accreditation for the internship program, the process of accreditation, and the maintenance of APA accreditation status.
Candidate must have 2-3 years of experience providing clinical supervision and training as part of an organized clinical training program.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Candidate’s must demonstrate strong culturally appropriate clinical skills and a well-integrated understanding of short-term therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, community consultation, and outreach programming.
Candidate’s must demonstrate a commitment to providing culturally appropriate and responsive services to clients with historically marginalized and oppressed identities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, and socioeconomic status.
Have thorough knowledge of clinical applications for contemporary issues in psychology and student affairs, especially as related to individual and cultural diversity.
Strong commitment to an anti-racist workplace.
Demonstrates comfort and skill with using basic computer software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as other Windows based programs).
Currently licensed in the State of Illinois as a Clinical Psychologist
Experience partnering effectively and collegially on an inter-disciplinary team in a university
counseling center or other mental health agency.
One to two years’ experience with progressively complex administrative/managerial responsibilities in, cohesive, and interdisciplinary team.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Knowledge/expertise in one or more of the following areas: working with LGBTQ, FGLI, BIPOC and/or international students; substance abuse and eating disorder assessment and treatment; empirically supportive treatment for anxiety, depression, and perfectionism.
Strong consideration will be given to candidates who have experience/expertise in empirically validated treatment modalities and trauma informed care.
Knowledge and experience with positive psychology, community psychology, and wellness theory.
Knowledge and experience in public health approaches to promote mental health wellness.
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