Assistant Director for Training - Student Health and Wellness CAPS
Job ID: R0029679 | Health Services Leadership | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia's Department of Student Health and Wellness, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking to hire an Assistant Director for Training. The Assistant Director for Training manages clinical training programs at UVA CAPS, including an advanced practicum and an APA-accredited doctoral internship in Health Services Psychology. The Assistant Director for Training also provides clinical services to UVA undergraduate and graduate students.

The Assistant Director will:
  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, assessment, triage, intake assessments and clinical consultation at 40%.
  • Coordinate student care within a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Serve on the CAPS Leadership Team and provide strategic thinking on training programs to support CAPS growth, change and positioning in Student Health and Wellness, Student Affairs and the UVA community.
  • Engage in consultation and decision making on CAPS policies and procedures pertaining to training.
  • Provide a creative vision for CAPS training programs that promotes the highest standard in counseling center training.
  • Monitor overall quality of training programs, including ongoing evaluation of all training-related components, and ensure compliance with APA accreditation standards.
  • Support training supervisors and programs as needed to ensure trainee-centered operations and outstanding counseling center training experiences.
  • Provide outreach and consultation to University stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

  • 3 years of post-licensure experience providing psychotherapy to late adolescents and/or adults.
  • A clear history of and dedication to providing mental health services to individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Experience supervising and providing training to doctoral trainees in an APA-accredited training program.
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team of treatment providers, including close collaboration/coordination of care.
  • Experience in crisis intervention and facilitating transfers to a higher level of care.
  • Experience with program coordination or leadership, especially within the context of clinical/counseling psychology and/or in a University Counseling Center setting.
  • Knowledge of policies, procedures and management of American Psychological Association-accredited clinical internship.
  • Awareness of national trends pertaining to university counseling centers and university counseling center doctoral internship programs in health service psychology.
  • Experience leading psychotherapy groups.

  • Licensed within 6 months of start date as a Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Preference will be given to applications received by December 10, 2021 and the position is open until filled. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and drug and health screen.

For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.


If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.


Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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