Antioch University Seattle
Department: Couples and Family Therapy Program, Relational Therapy Division, School of Counseling, Psychology, and Therapy
Classification: Core Faculty, Full-Time
Reports To: Divisional Dean, Relational Therapy Division
Location: Remote, with ability to travel to campuses and other locations
Compensation: WA $71,555, CA $73,150, Base $66,500
Start Date: Flexible start date
Antioch University Seattle seeks a Director of Clinical Training (DCT), Core Faculty position in the Couples and Family Therapy program in Relational Therapies (Division 4) of the School of Counseling, Psychology, and Therapy. This position oversees the development, management, and maintenance of the internship programs for the Couple and Family Therapy master’s degree students (including dual Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, and Dance Movement Therapy tracks) at the Seattle-based campus and the low-residency program. The DCT supervises CFT clinical training work study students and the senior program coordinator for internship and practica in the MA program, as well as the internship coordinator. The DCT maintains a 12 quarter credit annual teaching workload. The DCT ensures clinical training standards for COAMFTE accreditation are met. The role will primarily serve the Seattle-based campus in the first year with some support for the low-residency program clinical training, and will then support the transition to merging the on-campus program with the low-residency program beginning in Year 2.
Antioch University’s MA Degree in Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) offers the structure and training students need to understand and work with others as a professional marriage and family therapist. Intentional, dynamic integration of theory and practice is a hallmark of an Antioch education, as is our emphasis on multicultural counseling, ethical practice, and social responsibility. Within the MA Degree, we also offer prospective students the opportunity to specialize in several cutting-edge fields: Dance Movement Therapy, Art Therapy and Drama Therapy. Our graduates meet the educational requirements for most state licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as the national standards of the therapy profession. Antioch is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The CFT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). The learning experience incorporates cultural diversity and social responsibility, giving AU an edge over other graduate schools in psychology. Antioch is committed to educating students to become informed, effective practitioners and change agents in a diverse world. To learn more about our unique history and student-centered educational philosophy, visit www.antiochseattle.edu.
- Maintain a 12 quarter credit annual teaching workload in the CFT Program, with course assignments determined in consultation with the Relational Therapies Chair and Divisional Dean.
- Serve as Teaching Liaison for various content areas in the CFT Program curriculum, ensuring teaching quality and assisting with problem resolution.
- Contribute to the creation and sharing of knowledge through scholarly research, writing, community outreach, and dialogue with professional peers and colleagues.
- Participate in professional development activities relevant to areas of special expertise and interest.
- Actively engage in clinical practice and/or supervision as a licensed clinician in the State of Washington or as a similarly state-licensed or clinician.
- Maintain an active AAMFT Approved supervisor qualification.
- Develop, approve, and maintain appropriate internship sites and professional relationships with agencies and supervisors.
- Assist students in developing goals and support with start to end internship processes.
- Develop and maintain necessary forms and reporting procedures for documenting and evaluating internship sites, site supervisors, and student clinical development within an electronic application platform.
- Manage the maintenance of student clinical training records and oversee affiliation agreements between the University and internship sites.
- Provide yearly CFT supervisory training for on-site supervisors and train and approve new supervisors as needed.
- Oversee organization and maintenance of supervisory documentation and updates to supervisor lists according to COAMFTE standards.
- Work with internship staff to manage databases including: LMS project sites for MA CFT Clinical Training, database for internship sites in Supervision Assist or equivalent.
- Annually update Clinical Training Handbooks and post to LMS and Supervision Assist.
- Coordinate, plan, and implement team-led clinical training workshops and orientation for students entering into clinical training.
- Work with the CFT program to maintain accreditation standards and related outcomes.
- Serve as part of the leadership team of the Division as Director of Clinical Training, CFT Masters’ degree program.
- Supervise work study students assigned to assist the Clinical Training office.
- Conduct yearly audits of internship sites and their compliance with COAMFTE standards.
- Create guidance for the CFT program on internship placement regulations and requirements nationally.
Policy and Program Related Responsibilities:
- Establish and revise policies pertaining to all aspects of the program’s clinical training, ensuring they are available to faculty, students, and staff on the program’s web pages and various handbooks.
- Coordinate and assign internship and supervision sections for all students, maintaining accurate files and up-to-date internship site lists.
- Oversee student reviews and remediation plans arising from clinical training issues, ensuring appropriate materials are up to date for faculty review.
- Coordinate the supervision evaluation process for students enrolled in internships, maintaining records and databases of evaluations for both supervision and accreditation purposes.
- Ensure all internship lists contain appropriate training sites and supervisors that comply with accrediting body, program, legal, and ethical protocols.
- Develop a review and/or auditing process of approved internship sites, ensuring all accrediting body, program, legal, and ethical protocols are observed.
- Communicate with sites and be available to address concerns regarding student placements or faculty supervision.
- Supervise the tracking of all students’ client contact and supervision hours, collaborating with administrative staff and ensuring hour protocols are easy to understand, followed, and ethical.
- Provide documentation to program alumni concerning licensure and certification efforts related to the program’s clinical training.
- Hire, supervise, and evaluate all internship faculty members, reviewing and approving/disapproving of all grades given by faculty supervisors.
- Construct and standardize all internship syllabi and course requirements and assessments, and plan and lead clinical faculty/faculty supervisors’ meetings.
- Oversee continuing education content and trainers related to clinical training of students and supervisors, coordinating all supervision training courses and workshops.
- Work with the accrediting body to monitor clinical training requirements, completing documentation related to clinical training for annual reports and self-studies for reaccreditation.
- Attend program faculty meetings, participate in the review of curricula and course offerings, and lead the review of clinical training courses and internships.
- Travel to and participate in program residencies at various Antioch locations around the United States.
- Doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education required, with an academic background appropriate to a program committed to progressive education, diversity, social justice, and community engagement.
- AAMFT Approved Supervisor or AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate.
- Identify professionally primarily as a Marriage and Family Therapist, demonstrated by adopting the AAMFT Code of Ethics as a guide for professional conduct and membership in systemically-oriented organizations, including AAMFT, and/or demonstrating relational professional identities in work or other environments.
- Licensed or license-eligible as a marriage and family therapist in Washington State, or as a similarly state-licensed clinician.
- Prior teaching experience at the university level, preferably with an adult student population.
- Incorporate social justice and multicultural frameworks in teaching, clinical work, and research.
- Expertise in one or more of the following areas: couple and family therapy research and assessment; social justice theories pertaining to systemic therapy; research and/or clinical work with a focus on social justice and multicultural issues, human sexuality and/or sex therapy, or abusive systems; online or low-residency instruction experience; competency-based assessment experience; interest or experience in experiential education methods; interest and/or experience in training supervisors; varied clinical experience.
- Program/certificate development, administration, and/or leadership experience in a COAMFTE-accredited graduate program.
- Ideal candidates will complement and build on existing strengths within the Relational Therapies Division and will be eager to interact with students and faculty from the broader community at Antioch University.
Voluntary Health, dental and vision plan and flexible spending account options; employer retirement plan contribution of 6%; voluntary salary deduction to a pre-tax or post-tax retirement account; employer paid life insurance and short term disability; voluntary supplemental life insurance, long-term disability, accidental death/dismemberment, critical illness, and accident coverage plans; 12 days per year sick leave (carry-over up to 65 days); tuition remission for employees and dependents at Antioch University campuses; and employee paid options with AFLAC, LegalShield, and Liberty Mutual.
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Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.
NOTE: The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
This position is included in the bargaining unit of Antioch University faculty that is represented by SEIU Local 925. Terms and conditions of employment for bargaining unit positions are subject to change based on collective bargaining.