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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

Coordinator of Admissions & Student Engagement

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.


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

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:

  • Couple and Family Therapy
  • Existential Psychology
  • Psychological Testing & Assessment
  • Psychopathology
  • Ethics in Professional Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Statistics
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies 

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.


  • 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

Staff Positions

Coordinator of Admissions and Student Engagement

MiSPP Seeks an energetic and innovative individual to fill the full-time staff position of Coordinator of Admissions and Student Engagement. As an integral part of the Student Service Team, the Coordinator of Admissions and Student Engagement is responsible for all aspects of admissions and reports to the Registrar/Director of Admissions and Student Services.  Duties include monitoring and identifying best practices in graduate student recruitment/program marketing, participating in graduate school fairs and outreach initiatives, meeting with prospective students, conducting tours, and planning open house events.  This individual collaborates with the Program Director, Master’s Program Coordinator, and other faculty in annually reviewing and updating program admission criteria and coordinates the application, interview, and selection process.  Through external monitoring of trends in graduate admission and management of the enrollment process, the Coordinator is vital to the development of each entering class and reaching enrollment goals.  In support of retention and the success of the student’s academic experience, this individual will develop and implement student engagement programming.  The Coordinator will advise faculty and students on the development of student organizations and compliance with institutional policy.

Essential Functions

  • Identify best practices and recruitment opportunities for graduate and professional psychology programs in local, regional, and national/international markets as appropriate. Establish an annual recruitment plan.
  • Represent the institution externally in recruitment and community outreach initiatives.
  • Facilitate the complete admission process to include meeting with prospective students, managing all communications/interactions in support of application to the graduate programs, retaining and processing application paperwork, scheduling/coordinating admissions interviews and the selection process, and preparing newly admitted student for enrollment.
  • Assist the Program Director in establishing the admissions committees and all admission criteria. Assist in facilitating appropriate discussion and decision-making with faculty regarding admission criteria.
  • Monitor changes in the academic program to effectively recruit and admit individuals in line with institutional and program goals and expectations. Identify and coordinate necessary changes with the admission committees.  Revises all admission/marketing materials as needed.
  • Lead the planning and execution of new student orientation.
  • Implement programming initiatives that support student engagement and retention. Oversee the approval of MiSPP student organizations, provide training on procedures and promote student involvement.  Manage all associated budgets.
  • Manage Student Workshops budget. Review and approve student applications for conferencing/professional development support.
  • Assist in planning and implementing institutional events that foster relationships with graduating students and promote alumni engagement.
  • Assist in identifying effective marketing/advertising strategies.
  • Maintain close communication with other student services personnel in support of new student registration, financial aid, and clinical training.
  • Monitor compliance with all admission standards; ensure final completion and accuracy of all files in support of admission audit.
  • Utilize institutional information systems for entering, maintaining, and updating the admissions module. Provide ongoing enrollment reporting to administration.
  • Facilitate and monitor social media channels including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc as needed. Manage the incoming students Facebook group.
  • Office management, customer service, and administrative operations as needed in a highly collaborative environment.


The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in higher education/student services, preferably admissions, recruiting, or student advising
  • Strong service orientation with collaborative work style and ability to work independently
  • Highly motivated and energetic with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in use of technology including Word, Excel, and student information systems
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving ability
  • Ability to travel locally for recruitment activities; minimal travel outside of the metro-Detroit area is expected (particularly in the fall)

Wages and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Comprehensive benefit package.

To Apply

Applicants should complete the employment application and upload a cover letter and resume (within the application form).

Inquiries can be directed to:
Amanda Ming, MBA
Registrar/Director of Admissions and Student Services
Michigan School of Professional Psychology
26811 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI  48334

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