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M.A. Clincal Training and Professional Development Coordinator

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Work type: Regular
Location: Encino Graduate Campus
Categories: Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Academic Support, Career Services, Counseling

The primary purpose of this position is responsibility for clinical training and professional development of students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy degree at the Plaza and San Fernando Valley Center. Duties include: visit, evaluate, and identify new sites and internships for the psychology students at the Plaza Center and the San Fernando Valley Center. The sites must meet both the minimal requirements established by the BBS (Board of Behavioral Sciences) and the University. Attention must also be given to the quality of the supervision. In addition to the site visits, a portion of the time will be spent advising MFT practicum students and keeping records.


  • Clinical Training -- Identify, visit, and secure new practicum and intern sites in the Plaza and San Fernando Valley area; Meet with site supervisors on a regular basis, in person and by telephone; Maintain and update the MFT Practicum Site Directory; Advise, counsel, and correspond with MFT trainees/interns and enrolled students, including handling student petitions for unlisted practicum sites; Coordinate and carry out special projects for the MFT Director, as needed/requested; Conduct BBS information meetings on a trimester basis to inform and update students; Process written student requests for practicum exemptions; Establish and maintain clinical training records and documentation for each student as required by the BBS: i.e. the 4Way Agreement.
  • Student Support -- Schedule routine meetings, workshops and presentations to MAP and MFT students on practicum, licensure, and other clinical training issues, such as: presentation and handling of the paperwork and documentation required by the BBS and Pepperdine for practicum clinical training; Assist students who have questions and concerns about clinical training; Prepare, organize and deliver three student orientation meetings at PUP and SFV each trimester: New Student Orientation, Practicum Information, and Intern Registration; Coordinate events and distribution of newsletters/information (e.g. Focus on Clinical Training) to further students'' development and knowledge of the MFT profession; Plan, schedule and hold events to assist students to progress through MFT training to licensure.
  • Professional Development -- 1) Career Counseling -- Provide students with support and assistance by discussing their interests and assisting them in clarifying goals in order to enter a career in their field of study; Provide resources, i.e. videos, tests, and audio cassettes applicable to career planning and job search efforts; Organize and/or participate in events such as Career Day Fairs to allow students to discuss career options, trends, and employment outlooks; Assist with administration of annual survey of all graduates to collect data regarding employment status (including salary, promotion, and location) and continuing/advanced educational plans or needs; Schedule appointments at PUP and SFVC locations; Assist with mentor program that can include GSEP professional organizations, industry experts, alumni, or outside businesses. 2) Professional Development - Assist with development, advertisement and delivery of information meetings and continuing education workshops (e.g., job search strategies, resume preparation, and interview technique); Assist with contacting and maintaining communication with potential speakers, employers, and other resources from various sectors; Assist with organization of contacts through alumni; Attend appropriate networking meetings with other career professionals.
  • Other Duties -- Participate in GSEP events, including the annual Commencement; Initiate and execute public relation events for the University and GSEP; Other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold the University mission through all work performed - (Essential)

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy required. One to two years' working in a clinic or academic setting. Knowledgeable of marriage & family therapy theories/treatment; able to work effectively with people of varying degrees of training and diverse backgrounds, (i.e. licensed mental health professionals, practicum students, other members of the MFT Clinical Training teams, and practicum instructors; familiarity with the BBS regulations for MFT trainees). Basic word processing an detailed paper work. IBM compatible or MAC word processor and mainframe hook-up for student records.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a regular, nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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