Associate Director for Training

American University,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Apr 13th, '21


Review of application materials will begin 4/20/2021

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Thu, Apr 29th, '21

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  • Full Time

The Associate Director for Training (ADT) position promotes the academic, social, and emotional well-being of students by providing assessment, counseling, supervision, consultation, psycho-education, outreach, emergency intervention, and related services through the university‚Äôs Counseling Center. In addition, this position is responsible for designing, implementing, and overseeing the training programs of the Counseling Center.  The ADT directs all administrative and clinical training program activities, including trainee selection, trainee orientation and seminars, supervisee/supervisor evaluations, program accreditation, training policies and procedures, and communications among the various trainee groups. The person in this position adheres to all relevant ethical, legal, and professional standards.


American University (AU) is a private, coed, institution with a liberal arts curriculum and a predominantly residential undergraduate population. AU also has several large graduate programs, including a law school, a business school, and a prominent school of international service. The Counseling Center operates within the Office of Campus Life and is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The Counseling Center has a rich training program, including an APA-Accredited predoctoral internship program.

Region Description:

American University is located in Washington DC, the nation's capital and an area rich in cultural, recreational, civic, and educational resources.


Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.  This position requires a mental health professional with a current valid clinical license or license-eligible within six months in the District of Columbia and significant training/supervision experience.


Preferred qualifications include:  three or more years of clinical experience with adolescents and young adults; prior experience in university counseling context; experience with diverse populations including international, minority, and individuals with disabilities; sophisticated understanding of human development and psychodynamics; experience in assessing and intervening with severe or potentially life-threatening psychological conditions; experience providing interventions to promote healthy emotional growth as well as the amelioration of emotional problems; experience with supervision of clinical trainees from an integrative and psychodynamic orientation; sophisticated understanding of cultural competency factors; knowledge and relevant experience in the areas of clinical training and supervision, clinical instruction, training program administration, and accreditation of graduate clinical training programs.


Commensurate with experience


* Letter of interest

*CV, including three references

Materials should be uploaded directly to HR website.