Clinical Training Coordinator - Couple & Family Therapy, Master's Program (Online)

  • Alliant International University
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jul 12, 2021
Full time Psychology

Job Description


Clinical Training Coordinator - Couple & Family Therapy, Master's Program (Online)

Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas: Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement. The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations. Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues. Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.

Our Mission:
Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.

Our Vision:
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

The Alliant International University's Couple and Family Therapy programs have existed since 1973 and have been COAMFTE accredited since 2001. Both the MA and PsyD programs operate as one program across multiple Alliant International University locations. They are housed in the California School of Professional Psychology.

The CFT Program is hiring a Clinical Training Coordinator to start with the Fall 2021 term in the system-wide Couple and Family Therapy Master's Program at the Online Branch.

The Clinical Training Coordinator, under the general direction of the Couples & Family Therapy (CFT) Branch Director, is responsible for the field training experience of all CFT students on their assigned campus (or online/hybrid modality) at the master's and doctoral levels of training. The Coordinator will be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, ideally an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and have experience working in community mental health settings. They should be familiar with California state licensure regulations and requirements and have excellent management and interpersonal skills. The Coordinator will be dedicated to providing high quality service to all constituencies of Alliant International University. They will exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical principles and will be committed to the tenets of the University's Mission and Vision.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop, approve, and maintain community practicum and doctoral internship training sites.
  • Assist sites to understand and conform to University standards and requirements. Provide mentorship to site supervisors as needed.
  • Assist students with all aspects of clinical training placement. This includes providing trainings on practicum and internship requirements and meeting with students individually to assess readiness for clinical practice at both the master's and doctoral levels. Work with students and sites to handle and resolve problem situations.
  • Organize and facilitate annual practicum fairs on campus to allow students and site supervisors to interact and explore placement issues.
  • Coordinates and conducts mandatory orientation for incoming practicum students.
  • Provide campus availability for student contact, interaction with faculty and practicum instructors.
  • Review student, site, and practicum instructor documentation to ensure compliance with program mandates.
  • With the CFT Program Staff, monitor student compliance with training requirements and data collection.
  • Maintain accurate records of all required practicum documents.
  • Perform other related tasks, duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or directed.


  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (especially, Excel & Access), CampusNexus student or similar database
  • Excellent initiative, time management, and proven follow-through skills.
  • Good supervisory skills both of staff and students.
  • Good communication/interpersonal in face-to-face, phone, and written interactions.
  • Ability to deal effectively with problem and conflict situations. Clinical expertise.
  • Familiarity with COAMFTE accreditation requirements, especially those for field experience and supervision. Be familiar with AAMFT requirements for membership and approved supervisor status.
  • Familiarity with Board of Behavioral Sciences and Board of Psychology requirements for licensure and communicate directly with these licensing boards to clarify their rules and regulations.
  • Familiarity with state and national professional organizations (AAMFT, AAMFT-CA, CAMFT, APA, CAPIC and APPIC), their requirements, policies and procedures, and their codes of ethics.
  • Excellent customer-service skills, including sensitivity to cultural diversity and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse background.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a team player; highly motivated, focused and results oriented.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts, and to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks according to required deadlines and maintain composure under high stress conditions.
  • Ability to be optimistic, positive, and supportive in all interactions with others.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education: Master's degree in MFT, Psychology or a closely related field. Doctorate degree preferred.
  • Experience: Two (2) years as a Licensed MFT providing services to diverse populations in community-based settings and providing clinical supervision and training.
  • Certifications, Licenses, etc.: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate


Application Instructions:

  • Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter (in part, describing your interest in and fit for the position).
  • Applicants invited to interview should be prepared to provide three professional references and a copy of their transcript.
  • The position posting will close on July 15, 2021 or until the position if filled.

For more information, please contact Dr. Manijeh Daneshpour, Systemwide Program Director, at

Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification). Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.

Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at or 858-635-4509.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires that we provide you with this Notice at Collection for California Employees and Applicants. This notice is about the collection and use of your personal information. We encourage you to read this notice carefully.

Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.

Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.

Company: Alliant International University, Inc.

Country: United States of America

State/Region: California

City: San Diego

Postal Code: 92131

Job ID: 147201

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