Director of Clinical Training, Psy.D

  • Adler University
  • Vancouver, BC V6B3J5, CAN
  • May 02, 2022
Full time Psychology Deans & Directors

Job Description



Adler University is a thriving private institution located in Chicago, IL; Vancouver, B.C; and online. Our institution's mission is to graduate socially responsible practitioners, engage communities, and advance social justice.  At Alder University, we are committed to make a positive impact on the world.  More information on Adler University can be found on our website . 

Job Overview:

Under the general guidance of the Department Chair, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, the Director of Clinical Training - PsyD (DCT) oversees the entire practicum and internship experience for the students in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. The DCT acts as a liaison between other faculty in the PsyD program, training sites, and the students.


  • A doctoral degree in clinical psychology or counseling psychology required.
  • Minimum two (2) years of supervision/training experience with evidence of program management/coordination and minimum of (1) year of teaching experience at the graduate level required.


  • Psychologist Registration (or registration eligibility) with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, is a requirement.


  • Oversee the entire practicum/internship experience for the students in the clinical psychology doctoral program.
  • Oversee the work of department Associate Directors of Training (ADOT).
  • Collaborate with the other Directors of Clinical Training across Adler campuses as needed.
  • Serve as a member of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program's team.
  • Develop and maintain a network of practicum and internship sites, as well as relationships with site supervisors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of CPA and APPIC standards in identifying practicum and internship sites.
  • Oversee the education of students who are new to the practicum/internship search processes and practices.
  • Teach four credits per academic year.
  • Consult regarding students who are encountering issues related to their practicum/internship experience with the students, faculty, ADOTs, and other program and university stakeholders.
  • Manage the flow of information regarding students' progress, as well as problems, to the academic department chair, faculty, and/or practicum/internship sites.
  • Oversee the review of practicum/internship student evaluations and related paperwork.
  • Coordinates the DCQE Doctoral Comprehensive Clinical Exams for eligible students
  • Manage the proper storage and/or dissemination of training data.
  • Manage a schedule of visits to practicum sites, or more frequent visits as indicated.
  • Serve as the primary department contact for students on their full-year internship.
  • Consult on the development of new training and placement initiatives and projects.
  • Participate on a university-wide institutional committee.
  • Participate in department faculty meetings and serve on departmental committees.
  • Participate in department-level strategic planning and budget process.
  • Consult on the development and maintenance of coursework pertinent to applied professional practice.
  • Interact and communicate successfully with a diverse population.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and conduct oneself in a respectful and ethical manner
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and information effectively in both verbal and written form.
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, needs and demands.
  • Ability to manage one's own time and the time of others effectively.
  • Knowledge of local and national training and licensing requirements.
  • Ability to utilize: MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point) video conference, web-based teaching platforms
  • Act in a way that embodies the mission, vision, and values of Adler University
  • Adhere to all confidentiality requirements
  • Assume other faculty duties as assigned by the department chair.

Travel: Travel time of 20%; Ability to travel to site locations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Work Environment (Physical Demands): The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 70% sitting, 15% walking, and 15% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

Universal Core Behaviors:


  • Effectively expresses oneself in all oral and written communications.
  • Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills.
  • Keeps others informed, as well as responds, in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates match between words and actions.
  • Responds with tact, diplomacy, respect, and composure when dealing with others.
  • Promotes the spirit and essence of the School's Vision, Mission, Values and Key Strategies through both verbal and written communication.

Teamwork and Collaboration:

  • Cooperates with others toward the achievement of common goals.
  • Seeks consensus and win-win solutions to problems and conflicts.
  • Contributes actively and participates fully in team initiatives.
  • Puts success of the team above own interests.
  • Builds and maintains constructive work relationships.

Responsive to Change:

  • Supports changes in the work environment.
  • Displays a proactive and problem-solving approach toward work.
  • Committed to life-long learning by continuously increasing skills, knowledge, and effectiveness.
  • Actively seeks and initiates creative and innovative solutions.
  • Exercises sound, accurate, and informed independent judgment when needed.

Quality-Driven and Accountable:

  • Results-oriented and committed to quality through continuous process improvement.
  • Eliminates ineffective activities and closes performance gaps.
  • Anticipates and responds to customer needs.
  • Monitors own performance and accepts responsibility for actions and actively seeks feedback.
  • Meets deadlines and completes projects and activities in professional and timely manner.
  • Seeks opportunities to increase productivity and/or reduce costs while maintaining highest quality standards (fiscally responsible).

Support of Vision, Mission, Values, Key Strategies:

  • Supports and models the School's Values of: social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honors diversity and difference, intellectual rigor, optimism and collaboration.
  • Articulates the School's Vision, Mission, and Key Strategies in a way to educate others.
  • Demonstrates active commitment in advancing the School's Vision, Mission and Key Strategies.
  • Exhibits personal integrity, honesty, zeal and compassion.
  • Aligns work processes to advance the School's strategic plan and key strategies.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

As part of the Adler's equal employment opportunity policy, Adler will also take affirmative action to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled.


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