Associate Director for Training


Counseling and Psychological Services
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Wed, Jun 15th, '22


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Wed, Jun 15th, '22

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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. This position currently offers some remote work options (1 day per week).

This position requires some evening hours and occasional weekend duties. After hours duties typically include 1 to 2 weeks of oncall duties (as back up to the primary oncall counselor) per quarter. The Associate Director for Training will also generally provide 2 to 3 evening or weekend community based intervention events per quarter.


CAPS is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs at NU and is highly utilized by students and other campus community members seeking consultation. CAPS has offices on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. NU has a total student population of approximately 21,000 students across both campuses, with approximately 18,500 of these students attending classes in the Evanston campus. The Chicago office serves primarily graduate and professional students while Evanston office serves both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to our clinical services, CAPS reaches over 10,000 NU community members through outreach and educational programming on both campuses. CAPS also has a training program, including an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship in Psychology at our Evanston office and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship on both campuses. CAPS is a learning organization, in that our strategic planning, priority setting, clinical services, and professional development are informed by local data collection as well as benchmarking with national trends and peer institutions. We have made a commitment to engaging in ongoing anti-racism work. This commitment is realized through our efforts to identify and disrupt aspects of white dominant culture embedded in our practices, processes, and structures. CAPS also identifies very closely with the vision, values and guiding principles of our umbrella organization, the Division of Student Affairs.

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•     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.
•     Candidate must have a minimum of 3 to 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 to 3 years of experience providing clinical supervision and training as part of an organized clinical training program.


Preferred Qualifications:
•     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.


The expected salary range for this position is $95,000 to $105,000 with additional consideration for candidates with substantial previous experience and/or expertise.


•     Cover letter outlining which of the two positions you are interested in and address how you meet the specific job requirements. If you have interest in both positions, please indicate that, and be sure to outline how your qualifications would be a match for each.
•     A current CV