Director of Training/Assistant Director

Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services,

Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Jan 19th, '21


We will be accepting applications until the position has been filled.

Start Date:

On or before July 1, 2021

Last Updated:

Wed, Jan 27th, '21

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  • Full Time

Reporting to the Director and serving on the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS) Leadership Team, The Training Director (TD) is a member of the Center’s leadership team and contributes to strategic planning of the clinical and administrative functions of the Center’s psychological, psychiatric, counseling, outreach, consultation, and training services/programs, and oversees the development and implementation of clinical training programs and policies. The TD oversees the annual recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of doctoral interns, graduate assistants, practicum students, psychiatry residents, and other trainees within the Center and the satellite operations. This position is responsible for maintaining adherence to American Psychological Association (APA) accreditation standards; organizing and facilitating the Training Committee; developing and approving all agency clinical supervision assignments; actively promoting multicultural competence and awareness in both training and the broader Center operations and culture; and providing culturally sensitive clinical supervision to interns, trainees and early career staff. In conjunction with the center leadership team, the TD develops and supervises a postdoctoral fellowship program. The TD also collaborates with the CCPPS Director and Clinical Director to provide administration, strategic planning, policy development and implementation, quality assurance, grant writing, and program evaluation


Established in 1867, West Virginia University (WVU) is West Virginia’s flagship institution of higher education and the state’s only research, doctoral degree-granting, land-grant university. Throughout its 14 colleges and schools, the University offers 360 majors spanning agriculture; natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education and human services; engineering and mineral resources; law; media; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; and public health. Approximately 26,839 students are enrolled on the main campus—21,086 undergraduate, 4,263 graduate, and 1,490 professional students—who come from 118 nations, all 50 U.S. States (plus Washington, DC), and all West Virginia counties. Located in Morgantown, West Virginia—cited as the #1 small city in America—WVU offers a small-school atmosphere with all the resources of a major research university in easy proximity to other metropolitan areas including Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.


A completed doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology (PhD, EdD, or PsyD) from an APA-accredited program. Required experience includes: five years of experience providing clinical services in a university counseling service or other related counseling setting (3 years post licensure); three years of experience providing training and clinical supervision to graduate trainees or staff; a minimum of 800 hours supervised practicum in providing psychological services, including adult outpatient individual counseling/therapy, group psychotherapy, and assessment; and one year, full-time pre-doctoral internship in an APA-accredited Professional Psychology program that includes a primary rotation in adult outpatient counseling/therapy and counseling. Must be licensed (or license-eligible within six months) within the State of West Virginia. 


Additional skills required include: experience with APA accredited internship programs and supervision experience with doctoral interns and graduate students; experience providing short-term counseling/psychotherapy; experience with crisis intervention; demonstrated commitment to the principles and cultural humility-based counseling principles; excellent leadership, organizational, management, and communication skills; commitment and ability to promote and enhance diversity, including development of multicultural competence in training and the broader center operations and culture; ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, accrediting bodies, and/or other various agencies for the implementation of the training program. Ability to work successfully as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team; knowledge, skills, and expertise required to proficiently conduct, document, and evaluate individual, and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and consultation/outreach with a college-aged population are also required. 


Commensurate with experience.


Review of applications will begin February 24, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at https\\ Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.