Assistant Director – Training/Staff Psychologist  – University of Kansas

Assistant Director – Training/Staff Psychologist – University of Kansas

Assistant Director – Training/Staff Psychologist
Kansas State University Counseling Services

Position Description
Kansas State University invites applicants for an Assistant Director for Training/Staff Psychologist for a full -time, 12 month,
position. Counseling Services has an internship program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The position
reports to the Director of the Counseling Services, which is part of the Division of Student Life. The successful applicant will be a
generalist with a strong interest in supervision and training as well as working with a college population. S/he will demonstrate either
competence in providing effective interventions to diverse populations or have experience with diverse populations.

Administrative responsibilities:

Manages overall training program by leading the Training and Supervisors’ Teams and overseeing the practicum training program; implements the training program which includes scheduling and organizing seminars, designing and implementing the intern orientation program, assigning supervisors, and facilitating the evaluation of the doctoral psychology interns adhering to the guidelines and standards determined by accreditation organizations including APA and the Association of Professional and Postdoctoral Internship Centers (APPIC); oversees the yearly report of the internship program to outside agencies as needed; prepares required documentation for regularly scheduled APA Accreditation site visits; organizes the procedure for the selection of psychology interns from a nationally qualified pool; documents and authorizes the outcome of the internship training for psychology interns’ home departments and for state licensing boards of each intern; represents the internship program at regional meetings, the national conference for coordinators of internship training (ACCTA), and through ongoing correspondence with APPIC; co-supervises secretarial and web-based services to the internship program; serves on the agency’s administrative team to provide leadership for Counseling Services programs.

Direct service responsibilities:
Provides short term individual, couple, and group therapy; conducts initial assessments, intakes, and crisis sessions; provides referrals and bridges care to the community as needed; provides psychological assessments; provides supervision and training for interns in our APA accredited internship; consults with students, faculty, and staff regarding mental health issues; participates in outreach activities to the campus community; and provides service to the campus community as requested by our Director.

During the academic year when classes are in session, we are open Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Staff work a day or evening schedule for a minimum of 40 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

We seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. As such, we are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively seeking diversity in our employees.

To function well in this position, the successful applicant will:
Be committed to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community.
Demonstrate a commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees.
Possess the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team.
Be creative and flexible in response to developing demands and challenges of the position.
Have the ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advance planning.
Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills and leading group discussions.
Possess good, basic computer skills and have experience with electronic record-keeping.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program
Completion of an APA accredited internship
License eligible in the state of Kansas and licensed in Kansas and capable of independent practice within a negotiable timeframe
Fully licensed and in good standing for at least two years in any state
Minimum of four years post-doctoral experience as a clinician in a college or university counseling center position
Experience providing clinical supervision and training

Preferred Qualifications
Minimum of two years of coordination or organizational responsibilities
Five or more years of experience as a licensed clinician
Five or more years of experience providing clinical supervision to trainees
Experience with administrative activities related to training Candidates must present documented evidence of specialization training and/or experience compatible with the job responsibilities
outlined above.

The university provides a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and life insurances, retirement plan, and paid leave time. Refer to for a complete summary.

Kansas State University Counseling Services is a comprehensive counseling service located on the Manhattan campus. We have a staff of 20 people including therapists, psychologists, psychology interns, practicum students, and support staff. We are an APA accredited training site for doctoral psychology interns and a practicum site for students in K-State’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. Counseling Services includes an alcohol and other drug prevention program, a biofeedback laboratory, and a career development program that includes teaching of credit classes. The mission of the service is to support the educational goals of students through the process of decision-making, crisis intervention, and personal skill building. Education and prevention are a major part of the agency purpose. See our website at and our online community at

Kansas State University is a land grant institution of 24,000 students in Manhattan, KS. Manhattan is a city of 50,000 in the beautiful Flint Hills region of Kansas. There are abundant recreational, cultural, and educational activities in the area in addition to K-State’s exciting Big 12 sports teams. Manhattan is centrally located with approximately a 2 hour drive to Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, and Lincoln, Nebraska. Our local airport offers daily flights to Chicago and Dallas, which are key hubs to domestic and international destinations. Find out more about K-State and the Manhattan area.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check is required.

Priority review of applications will begin July 7, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Starting Date
January of 2015, negotiable

Complete applications include the following:
1. A letter of application that includes a description of how your skills and interests fit the position.
2. Vita or resume.
3. An official copy of graduate school transcripts.
4. A list of the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.

Please send these materials to:
Brenda Gfeller
Accountant/Personnel Specialist
Counseling Services
Kansas State University
232 English/Counseling Services Bldg. Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-6927