Associate Director for Clinical Training Programs

Position Overview

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The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Idaho is seeking dedicated psychologists to join the team at our Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) in the role of Associate Director for Clinical Training Programs.

U of I is a residential university with its main campus in Moscow, Idaho. It serves students statewide with centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls, as well Extension centers in 22 of the 24 counties and an outdoor field campus in McCall. Recognized as a Carnegie Foundation “higher research activity” university, U of I’s research trajectory, including expenditures of $115.5 million in 2022, is toward R1 status by 2025. For the fourth year in a row, in 2023, University of Idaho was ranked as the Best Value Public University in the West by U.S. News and World Report.

The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) is the primary provider of mental health services for the University of Idaho student population. The CMHC offers individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, psychiatric services, psychological testing, alcohol and other drug programming, outreach, campus liaisons and consultative services. The CMHC utilizes a developmental model, focusing on personal development, coping skills, treatment, and wellness within a brief therapy framework. The CMHC is deeply committed to building a welcoming, affirming, and supportive environment for all students that reduces stigma and increases access to mental health services. The CMHC also has an APA accredited doctoral internship in professional psychology.

The Associate Director for Clinical Training (AD) has primary responsibility for all facets of the doctoral internship program, including the recruitment and selection of interns, coordination of training activities, clinical supervision of interns and program evaluation. The AD also ensures that the CMHC’s policies and procedures comply with APA Standards of Accreditation. In addition, the AD provides leadership for the doctoral practicum training program and the social work field placement. The AD will frequently serve in a consulting role related to risk management, professional ethics and mental health law associated with the CMHC’s training programs. The AD serves on the CMHC’s leadership team along with the Executive Director, the Associate Director for Clinical Services and the Administrative Services Coordinator. The AD has a lead role in developing policies and procedures that promote accessible mental health services for students, align with best practices in the field and conform with the standards of practice for each training program (i.e., APA, APPIC, NASW, etc.). The AD coordinates the selection process for all training programs, including the doctoral internship match. The AD provides administrative support to all professional staff who participate in the training programs and provides input to the Executive Director on their performance in supervisory and training roles. The responsibilities associated with this position also include quality assurance, program evaluation, coordination of APA site visits and compilation of program area reports. In addition to the administrative role, primary responsibilities include direct service to clients, crisis coverage, outreach and consultation to the campus community and after-hours response to campus events. The AD will be expected to engage in scholarship and creative activities which may include professional presentations, program development and/or research and publications. 

Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed in the link above.

Nominations and Applications

Applicants are requested to submit the following materials:

  1. a curriculum vitae or resume;
  2. a letter of interest that addresses your interest in the position, your professional experience and your alignment with the required and desired qualifications and attributes;
  3. your official graduate transcripts; and
  4. three professional references with email addresses, telephone numbers and an explanation of your professional relationship. (References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.)

All application materials should be submitted through the AGB Search portal system accessible via this linkThe search will remain open until an appointment is made. The search will remain open until an appointment is made. Please direct any questions regarding the application process to

Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged and should be directed to or to the AGB search consultants listed below. All candidate names will remain confidential until finalists are identified during the latter stages of the search.

Frank Newton, Ed.D., Executive Search / 302-943-1605
Laura Woodworth-Ney, Ph.D., / 208-589-8896

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.