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The Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP) is an independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education located in Southeast Michigan.  The school is situated in Farmington Hills, a vibrant and diverse community, which is in close proximity to Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit – providing access to large cities as well as the beauty of rural Michigan. The surrounding communities provide access to affordable housing and compare favorably with other high-tech and industrialized regions around the nation.

Non-Discrimination Policy

MiSPP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, age, gender identity, transgender, socioeconomic status, national origin, language, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or disability in recruiting and admitting students, hiring employees, or in operating any of its programs.

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Open Positions

Director of Clinical Training (DCT)

Adjunct Faculty

Administrative Assistant


Faculty Positions

Director of Clinical Training (DCT)

The Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP) seeks talented and innovative applicants for the Director of Clinical Training (DCT) position. The Director of Clinical Training (DCT) is a full-time Administrative Faculty member who oversees all aspects of clinical training program for the Master of Arts and Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) programs. The DCT provides leadership and support in the development, implementation and delivery of a highly effective clinical training program, with ongoing evaluation and process improvements that provide students the opportunity to acquire the skills to be practicing clinicians and to ensure compliance with professional standards of accreditation. Working closely with the Program Director and core faculty, the DCT is responsible for identifying appropriate competencies for each training level, developing and implementing appropriate outcome measures, and monitoring performance and compliance with each program’s clinical training requirements.  The DCT secures and approves all practicum and local internship sites, monitors site compliance with program requirements, and evaluates efficacy of the training experiences provided. With support from the Program Director, the DCT trains and monitors performance of all faculty supervisors. 

Essential Functions:

  • In conjunction with the Program Director and faculty, identifies clinical training competencies and objectives; monitors outcomes; reviews and adjusts clinical training standards and processes to align with institutional program goals and adhere to accreditation standards.
  • Maintains and reports on all clinical training related data to include outcome data for accreditation purposes.
  • Annually meets with students by cohort to outline clinical training requirements and processes; provides assistance/guidance as needed.
  • Identifies, establishes and approves clinical training placements and that comply with clinical training expectations.
  • Assists students in obtaining clinical placements.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with students in clinical placement; is available for consultation and assists in problem solving as needed.
  • With faculty supervisors, develops and monitors student remediation plans.
  • Facilitates practicum match process.
  • Assures student readiness for internship national match process; guides students in obtaining accredited internships and ensures compliance with APA placement standards.
  • Oversees development and management of an accredited internship consortium.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with practicum and internship agencies; monitors faculty/site supervisor communications in compliance with program expectations.
  • Annually evaluates clinical training sites; completes ongoing review and makes improvements as needed.
  • Responsible for outreach and relationship building with site directors and clinical supervisors.
  • Complies with MiSPP Due Diligence Process Procedure to address and resolve concerns with practicum and internship sites and supervisors.
  • Facilitates annual student Clinical Competency Examinations
  • With input from faculty and clinical sites, evaluates student progress, evaluation process and forms.
  • Provides annual training and guidance as needed to all faculty supervisors; collaborates with the Program Director on any performance concerns or professional development needs of faculty supervisors.
  • Develops and implements an annual clinical training calendar, including didactic training component; monitors student attendance and satisfaction with presenters.
  • Reviews and revises practicum and internship course syllabi to align with clinical training objectives.
  • Reviews and revises practicum and internship handbooks to accurately reflect goals and objectives of clinical training program, requirements, expectations and relevant procedural information.
  • Monitors submission of all required student and site documentation.
  • Actively represents the institution at NCSPP; monitors trends and changes in state and national standards for clinical training and works with program faculty to incorporate changes as necessary.

As a full-time, administrative faculty member, the DCT reports directly to the Academic Program Director.  This is a 38 hour per week administrative position with all benefits assigned to administrative and academic leadership positions. The position is devoted equally to both academic programs. The DCT supervises two graduate assistants in fulfilling all responsibilities of the clinical training department.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in psychology (PhD/PsyD); preferred APA accredited program
  • Fully licensed in the State of Michigan
  • Minimum 3-5 years of administrative experience clinical training department in higher education
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with students, faculty and professional staff
  • Experience in an on-campus training clinic preferred
  • Highly motivated, organized and excellent interpersonal skills

The Michigan School is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who would enhance its’ inclusive educational community. MiSPP is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer.

Applications received by June 30, 2016 will receive first consideration. Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled. To apply submit a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae/resume, copies of transcripts (unofficial accepted with application), and complete contact information for at least three references to:

Fran Brown, PsyD, Program Director
Michigan School of Professional Psychology
26811 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
facultyjobs@mispp.edu

Adjunct Faculty

MiSPP invites applications for Adjunct Faculty for the MA and PsyD Programs in clinical psychology.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, we are seeking adjunct faculty for both programs to teach the following content areas:

  • Psychopathology 
  • Research Foundations (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Family and Child Therapy
  • Clinical Skills

The ideal candidate(s) will possess values and a vision consistent with the mission of MiSPP, commitment to the practitioner-scholar model of health services psychology and demonstrated excellence in teaching and clinical practice.

Requirements: 

  • Doctoral degree in psychology (PhD/PsyD); from an APA program preferred.
  • Full license, or license eligible, in the State of Michigan or in state of residence.
  • Experience in college level teaching; graduate level preferred.

MiSPP is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

A letter of interest with a brief description of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and contact information for references should be sent to:

Fran Brown, PsyD, Program Director
Michigan School of Professional Psychology
26811 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
adjunctjobs@mispp.edu


Staff Positions

Administrative Assistant

MiSPP seeks an energetic, customer service oriented and organized individual to fill the full-time staff position of Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant is an integral part of the daily operations of the school. The responsibilities of this position include support for administration, academic and operations departments and first point of contact and service for students and visitors. 

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate and maintain the facility calendar; schedule rooms and identify any needed equipment for set up.
  • Assist Registrar, Admissions and other departments with various projects/tasks as needed
  • Facilitate student course evaluations each semester. Create, distribute and compile data for review by Program Director and faculty.
  • Assist with dissertation logistics. Mail necessary documents to consultant on behalf of faculty. Coordinate Proposal and Dissertation Meeting schedules for doctoral program.  Create and distribute required forms, schedules.  Maintain dissertation records.
  • Assist students with information and direct to proper department or office.
  • Assist faculty with course handouts and copies for distribution in class.
  • Create faculty schedules each semester.
  • Provide customer assistance through answering telephones, relaying messages and providing assistance to visitors and guests.
  • Retrieve and distribute incoming mail and packages; maintain postage meter.
  • Greet visitors and notify the appropriate person of arrival.
  • Update contact address records in database and where appropriate.
  • Monitor and order office and cleaning supplies to include institutional letterhead and business documents.
  • Monitor and distribute information to students per institutional procedures.
  • Assist with institutional events and Board of Trustees meetings including ordering supplies and food. Coordinate room set up.
  • Provide additional administrative support as needed.

Position Requirements:

  • Associate degree or equivalent in education and experience
  • Minimum 5-years’ experience in an administrative assistant role
  • Must be highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Strong ability to multitask
  • Ability to be flexible and quickly adapt to the changing needs of the school
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making ability
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent PC skills in Windows-based applications
  • Must be service oriented with high energy

The Administrative Assistant is a full-time position with benefits including health and life insurance and a retirement plan.  A regular work schedule is established; flexibility to adapt schedule is needed to include some evenings.

To apply, please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three supervisory references.


MiSPP is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.