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Psychologist/Training Program Supervisor

Wesleyan University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 23, 2023

Job Details

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
Wesleyan University has approximately 2,900 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The office of Counseling and Psychological Services ( CAPS ) operates on a weekday schedule of 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM with limited evening appointments, as well as 24/7 clinician access through an on-call rotation.
Outreach is included in the services provided and is essential to the community health model to which CAPS adheres. CAPS provides education, consultation, and training to students, faculty, and staff.

Reporting to the Director of CAPS , the Psychologist/Training Program Supervisor maintains administrative and clinical responsibility for CAPS’ pre-doctoral externship program and postdoctoral fellowship program including clinical supervision of pre-doctoral and postdoctoral trainees. The Psychologist/Training Program Supervisor conducts individual and group therapy, psychological assessment as needed, crisis assessment and intervention, and mental health consultation. The Psychologist/Training Program Supervisor provides outreach programming on a variety of mental health issues supporting the university mission and goals.

Typical duties include:

  • Organize the review of postdoctoral fellowship applications, interviewing of postdoctoral candidates, and onboarding of successful candidate at the start of each academic year;
  • Provide individual supervision to the postdoctoral fellow for clinical activities, extern supervision, cognitive assessment, and didactic/teaching responsibilities;
  • Organize the review of externship applications, interviewing of extern candidates, and onboarding of successful candidates at the start of each academic year;
  • Oversee and manage externship training program, including clinical, outreach, and didactic activities;
  • Maintain required communication with the academic programs of all pre-doctoral externs;
  • Provide individual supervision to at least one extern;
  • Monitor performance of all pre-doctoral externs throughout the training year;
  • Oversee and maintain all CAPS records pertinent to the training of pre-doctoral externs;
  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy for a proportionately reduced caseload of students with a wide range of mental health concerns, as well as consultation to students, administrators, faculty, and staff;
  • Provide education, outreach, prevention, and training services to student groups, faculty, and administrators (deans, residence life, public safety, etc);
  • Work with student groups and others to effectively develop programs of interest;
  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with legal, ethical, and professional standards;
  • Complete other projects and special duties as assigned;
  • Work one evening per week to meet the limited evening availability offered by CAPS ;
  • Participate in the on-call rotation.

This position works full time (37.5 hours per week) for 43 weeks per year with 9 weeks off in the summer.
Minimum Qualifications
Licensed Clinical or Counseling Psychologist in CT or eligible for immediate licensure in CT

Training and experience in the provision of clinical supervision

Demonstrated experience with clinical program development

Demonstrated experience working with clients who present with an array of psychiatric issues

Experience and comfort working with clients with diverse identities

Demonstrated commitment to working within a diverse environment and interacting

collaboratively with colleagues from diverse backgrounds

Demonstrated excellent communication skills

This position is required to work on campus.

(Relocation assistance to CT is available for those who qualify).

Preferred Qualifications
3 years licensed experience

Experience working in a university mental health setting

Clinical administrative experience

Experience supervising trainees
Special Instructions to Applicants
The position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply by November 22, when first review of applications will begin.
Additional Information
All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of apre-employment background check screeningto the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University?s Clery Act Report are available on request and online at


Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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