Clinical Faculty - ACHS

  • Adler University
  • Vancouver, BC, CAN
  • Feb 15, 2021
Full time Nursing

Job Description




Adler University, a private university with campuses in Vancouver, Chicago and online offers master and doctoral programs, including the only Psy. D in Clinical Psychology program in Western Canada. Adler's mission is to continue the pioneering work of the first community psychologist, Alfred Adler, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.

Alder University is looking to add to its Clinical Faculty with a new position in the interprofessional training clinic, Adler Community Health Services (ACHS). ACHS provides supervised clinical training opportunities for master and doctoral-level graduate students in counselling and psychology in the Vancouver metro area. ACHS is in the process of preparing its doctoral psychology internship program for accreditation consideration with the Canadian Psychological Association.


Education & Experience 

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in psychology with an active registration as a psychologist. Those registered in a province other than BC are welcome to apply with the expectation that they would immediately apply to transfer their registration to the College of Psychologist of BC.

Principal Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Clinical Faculty provide clinical supervision across all levels of training to disciplines they are qualified to supervise. Clinical supervision includes trauma-informed psychotherapy (individual, couples, family and group) and triage, assessment, and/or psychological testing.  Supervision of students is performed face-to-face, through live observation, and/or tele-supervision when appropriate. ACHS stresses evidence-informed practice through multiple theoretical orientations to expose students to a wide-range of high quality practices. In addition, the clinical faculty work with assigned community partners to coordinate student-delivered clinical services. When clinically indicated, the clinical faculty may also provide direct services. Clinical faculty collaborate together to design and deliver didactics and seminars to student trainees.

Clinical Faculty's responsibility in the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology will entail teaching one, three credit course per year. The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program director works collaboratively with Clinical Faculty to select courses to teach in consideration of program needs and Clinical Faculty expertise. Clinical Faculty will not have other faculty duties such as advising, chairing dissertations, or program committee expectations. 

Knowledge/ Skills / Abilities

  • Commitment to diversity and building an inclusive community.
  • A strong passion for and strong record of teaching, clinical work, clinical supervision, and thesis supervision experience at the graduate level.
  • A strong record of participation in training activities, including provision of clinical supervision to trainees.
  • Knowledge of several theoretical orientations in order to supervise students during their clinical practicum.
  • Commitment to training counsellors to work with marginalized and underserved populations, in keeping with the Adler University's emphasis on social justice and socially responsible practice.
  • Strong skills in networking, creating and maintaining relationships, problem solving, and diplomacy. 



For more information or to apply, please contact Brittany Stansfield at or Alex Verdecchia at in McDermott + Bull's Vancouver office.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.


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