Assistant Director of Student Counseling Center, Director of Training

The University of Texas at Dallas,

Student Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Apr 29th, '21



Start Date:

Summer 2021

Last Updated:

Thu, Apr 29th, '21

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  • Full Time

The University of Texas at Dallas Student Counseling Center (SCC) is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Student Counseling Center/Training Director to join our multidisciplinary team of dedicated mental health professionals. The Training Director coordinates and oversees all training programs, including the robust APA-accredited Doctoral Internship program and Practicum Training program.

UT Dallas and SCC are committed to diversity and inclusion as well as creating an environment which respects, embraces, and promotes social justice, cultural safety and humility, belonging, and the values and goals outlined in SCC’s Diversity statement As such, SCC counselors and leadership are expected to demonstrate and support an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity as well as contribute to efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with a diverse community of students and colleagues.

Primary responsibilities of this position include:

As an Assistant Director, this position participates as a member of the SCC leadership team and works closely with the Director and other assistant directors to oversee the operations of the SCC, ensuring the psychological health and wellbeing of campus community as well as committing and upholding to values around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Assistant directors assist in executive decision making as a member of the leadership team. Assistant directors may represent the SCC to the University in various roles, such as by participating in university committees/task force, or provide administrative direction for the center in the absence of the Director. All assistant directors serve in the leadership roles within each of their designated areas, providing professional supervision and support to senior staff coordinators, providing administrative and clinical supervision to not yet licensed staff clinicians, running weekly meetings, and overseeing the general operations and services of their area. As a member of the SCC leadership team, it is both encouraged and expected to be a leader and voice in social justice and advocacy initiatives of the SCC and UT Dallas as a whole. All assistant directors also participate in general counseling center services, including provision of supervision/trainings, intakes, individual/group/crisis counseling, outreach, and consultation.

The Assistant Director, Director of Training is an exciting role for a caring and collaborative clinician, leader, and trainer with a strong understanding of, and commitment to running a training program.


  • Functions as administrator of the APA-accredited pre-doctoral psychology internship program which offers training opportunities to assist interns in further developing their clinical skills, ethical principles, and professional identity in order to prepare them to function as generalists in applied psychology settings.
  •  Provides oversight of all training programs, including the Practicum Training program and professional supervision to the Practicum Training Coordinator.
  • Provides oversight of all training efforts at the SCC, including Chair of the Training Committee, oversight of supervision of the current trainees, and implementation of ongoing staff development activities which address supervisory skills and responsibilities.
  • Supports staff who provide supervision and training, including scheduling and coordination around evaluations.
  • Coordinates and/or co-coordinates with the Diversity Training Coordinator all training spaces/activities for the training year, including yearly training orientation.  
  •  Leads/co-leads several training spaces, including Supervision of Supervision, Clinical Issues Seminar, and Intern Support Space for the intern cohort.
  •  Coordinates the yearly recruitment and interview process of doctoral internship program.
  • Updates the SCC Training Manual annually.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of training-related activities.
  • Monitors and documents problematic trainee behavior; in association with Training Committee take informal or formal actions as appropriate (i.e., remediation plans); invoke and oversee due process procedures as necessary.
  • Ensures that the programs comply with all accreditation criteria of the American Psychological Association, APA Code of Ethics and prevailing professional standards.
  • Provides ongoing evaluation of the training program including APA self-studies and annual reports.
  • Provides for ongoing reporting and communications with relevant national accrediting and administrative bodies (e.g. Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers, American Psychological Association, National Matching Service and Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies).
  • Communicates with graduate psychology programs nationally.
  • Keeps informed of national trends in training by participating in the Training Directors listserv and attending Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies conference annually. 

The University of Texas at Dallas is located in Richardson, Texas 18 miles north of downtown Dallas. The university is situated in the heart of the Silicon Prairie, home to more than 600 telecommunications and advanced technology firms. The campus is located on approximately 500 acres; another 468 acres is devoted to Synergy Park, an industrial park adjacent to the campus.
UTD is an EEO/AA employer

The UTD Counseling Center serves a multicultural student body of approximately 27,000 students, 35% being graduate students with 24% international students. UTD is a part of the University of Texas System.

Region Description:

The DFW Metroplex is the nation’s 9th largest metropolitan area and is ranked the #2 metropolitan area in the United States (behind Silicon Valley) with the strongest high-tech economy. More than 600 advanced technology firms are located here - the highest concentration in of technology firms in the Western hemisphere.

  • Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited Program
  • Licensed or license eligibility as a psychologist in the state of Texas
  • Three (3) years post-internship
  • Two (2) or more years experience providing clinical supervision to trainees or professional staff
  • Two (2) or more years experience in university counseling, including knowledge of an APA-accredited training program
  • Demonstrated experience providing services to members of marginalized populations
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a multidisciplinary team of professionals
  • Effective therapist with strong clinical skills and ability to maintain up to date and accurate documentation
  • Administrative experience in a university counseling center
  • Extensive experience (e.g., 5+ years) providing psychological services, supervision, outreach, and consultation in a university counseling center
  • Extensive experience providing supervision and training to doctoral psychology students
  • Clear evidence of interest and experience working with a wide range of diverse student identities and needs; for example, international, historically underrepresented or underserved students, LGBTQ identified students, and student with disabilities

Commensurate with experience


Salary is commensurate with licensure status and experience level. The positions are associated with full health and other staff benefits, including sick and vacation days, professional development time, and professional funds. This a full-time, 12-month position with the start date as soon as possible, or at the latest, July 1, 2021.



To Apply Submit:
1. Cover letter that must include:
    a. How you see yourself contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion values within the SCC.
    b. How you see yourself contributing as a leader and director over your designated area at the UTD SCC.
2. Curriculum vitae (CV)/resume
3. Contact information for three professional references with at least one reference being a current or former manager/supervisor (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)

Questions about the position may be directed to:
Jenna Temkin, PsyD, Director
Student Counseling Service
University of Texas at Dallas