Adler University’s Couple and Family Therapy Department is excited to announce that we are looking for a Clinical Training Director/Core Faculty position with a negotiable start date of summer 2019. The department has a COAMFTE-accredited MA in Couple and Family Therapy (MCFT), a PhD in Couple and Family Therapy (CFTD) that is in the final stages of pursuing accreditation with COAMFTE, and a certificate in Couple and Family Therapy (CCFT). Adler University, a leader in social justice, is conveniently located in the downtown area of the Chicago Loop. Salary and rank is commensurate with experience. See the program websites for more information:
This position is an administrative/faculty position with primary responsibility and oversight of coordinating students’ practicum and internship experiences. Adler University does not have an internal clinic and students are placed in agencies and private practices across the Chicagoland area for the practicum in the MA, PhD, and certificate. PhD students also develop internship opportunities in consultation with and approval by the Clinical Training Director. The position includes reduced instruction responsibilities as well as service and scholarship. Instruction responsibilities primarily includes supervision (individual and group) provided through our practicum seminars.
The Clinical Training Director position is a full-time 12-month salaried position with contract. The Clinical Training Director reports directly to the Department Chair and works closely with the Associate VP of Academic Affairs with Training Directors across the University’s other clinical departments (Psychology, Counseling, and Art Therapy).
Earned doctoral degree from a COAMFTE-accredited Couple/Marriage/Medical Family Therapy program AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation or proof of eligibility, i.e. Supervisor Candidate status, with plans for completion within the first year of employment A current Illinois LMFT license (or demonstration of license ability within the first year of employment) Familiarity and understanding of the COAMFTE-accreditation process Record of leadership/administration experience Individuals with the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: Spanish speaking Quantitative research experience/competency
Supervision through practicum seminar courses in either the MA or PhD programs Teaching courses in the MA and PhD programs Manages coverage of the practicum seminar courses and supervision during breaks from instruction Manages the required practicum experiences including application, contract, evaluation and participation for students Manages current practicum sites including contracts and evaluations with the site and supervisor Manages the cycle of assessment (evaluations of student, site, and supervisor) of clinical training Works with PhD students to develop, propose, and approve their required internship experiences Maintains regular site visits as well as manages any student concerns/issues/crises throughout practicum and internship Develops prospective practicum experiences securing agreements with sites and supervisors insuring they meet the requirements of the programs Maintains a CFT Clinical Training Manual as well as updates the clinical training portions of the CFT Department Handbook Maintains Adler Practicum Tool (APT) and Time2Track as an administrator training students and supervisors Works closely with the CFT Department Chair to maintain consistency across academic and clinical requirements/opportunities across programs Participates in faculty governance (service) including Faculty Council and a faculty committee Chairs and serves as committee member on dissertations in the PhD program (exemption in first year) Reviews doctoral qualifying exams Participates in recruiting and admissions events including interview activities for the department Provides service to the university and the field through state, regional, and national associations aligned with professional goals Pursues a scholarly agenda including presentations and publications Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair
Participation in university, faculty, and department governance occurs on Tuesdays and courses including practicum seminars are offered in the department on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays with some exceptions depending on need and projected growth of the department. Core faculty are expected to be on campus four days a week during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Practicum seminars in the MCFT program are capped at 8 to meet COAMFTE’s definition of group supervision and practicum seminars in the CFTD program are capped at 6 to meet both COAMFTE’s and the state of Illinois’s licensure definitions of group supervision. Courses are offered in fall, spring, and summer semesters. Summer semester is an abbreviated term concluding on or around July 4th and only supervision in the MA program, i.e. practicum seminars, runs through July and August.
Screening of applicants will begin November 26th and will continue until the position is filled.
Please electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, proof of AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation and licensure, description of teaching, therapy, and supervision philosophies, and three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s ability to meet the position qualifications and responsibilities.
This fall, Dr. Kristina Brown will be attending the National Council on Family Relations Conference in San Diego and the AAMFT Conference in Louisville and would be happy to meet with any potential candidates who would like more information about the position. Please email her directly at email@example.com to set this up.
Adler University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, genetic information, arrest record, source of income, or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, provincial, state, and law equal employment opportunity laws.
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About Adler University
Since 1952, a singular idea has consistently driven our curricula, training, and community work. That key guiding idea is Alfred Adler’s groundbreaking concept of social interest or gemeinschaftsgefühl – the idea that our health resides in our community life and connections. This idea today is more necessary than ever to drive the work and change most needed in challenged communities around the world.
In 1952, Rudolf Dreikurs and his colleagues established our institution as the Alfred Adler Institute in Chicago—to train practitioners to apply Adler’s idea of social interest or gemeinschaftsgefühl. Adler was the first to focus on wellness in the community context. He advanced the revolutionary idea that responsible practitioners must advocate to change the social conditions that affect population health and wellbeing.
Today, Adler University continues this work to graduate students as socially responsible practitioners—educated to be effective personal and social change agents in the pursuit of justice. Across multiple disciplines and fields that impact population wellbeing, our alumni are changing the world. Our students come to us to learn how.
Our faculty are practition...ers, scholars, activists, and mentors who bring a range of experiences and perspectives on social justice and expertise to the classroom—through our Chicago, Vancouver, and Online Campuses. They regularly rethink and improve our pedagogy as the University builds new academic programs to meet emerging social needs. Programs such as our first-of-its-kind Doctor of Couple and Family Therapy, preparing expert practitioners in a field of growing demand. Our Master in Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy in Vancouver is British Columbia’s only such program, preparing counsellors to guide individuals and communities to greater wellbeing through art as social action.
Our faculty and students—along with our Institute and Centers—are pursuing and producing unprecedented work on social issues including immigration and detention, social exclusion, the social determinants of mental health, LGBTQ mental health, and parenting. More than 600 agencies—and counting—are partnering with the Adler University as community practica and internship sites for our students, enabling our specialized preparation for work with underserved and marginalized populations.
Our challenge—just as Alfred Adler saw it at the turn of the last century, and just as our founders saw it more than 65 years ago—is to continue preparing practitioners who can address the world’s alarming health inequities and social injustices. And I have confidence that we have built a community who can successfully engage the challenge.
Explore this site for the many ways you might join our Adler University community. Reach out and join us as we continue innovating approaches toward the more just society we all envision.
Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D.