Director of Clinical Training (DCT)


The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute


Springfield, MO


Director of Clinical Training (DCT)


Application Due:

Open Until Filled


Full Time

The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute invites applications for a Director of Clinical Training (DCT) which is a twelve-month position that includes an appointment as a core faculty member. Forest Institute is a private, not-for-profit graduate institution specializing in mental health programs preparing students for competent, ethical practice and who are able to deliver community service with courage and compassion. Forest strives to be a national leader in educating and training culturally competent practitioners who are licensed in the behavioral sciences and human service professions. Dedicated to infusing diversity throughout the learning experience, we seek to enhance the diversity of our faculty. Qualified members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Forest Institute is located in Springfield, Missouri, a mid-sized metropolitan area, having a low cost of living, good school systems and a safe community.
Forest Institute offers post-baccalaureate degrees in four clinically-related programs, including the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP.), the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MACL), and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT). Clinical training experiences occur within the Robert J. Murney Clinic, a mental health training clinic affiliated with the school, and at additional external placements including private practice, hospital, residential, school and other institutional settings throughout Missouri and adjacent states. The DCT position provides oversight of the field experiences associated with each of these programs. The principle responsibilities associated with this position include developing and implementing guidelines for internal and external clinical training environments, coordinating pre-doctoral internship placement for Forest doctoral students and documenting outcomes of trainee experiences in support of ongoing accreditation activities. Responsibilities associated with appointment to the academic program include doctoral-level instruction, supervisory and faculty governance functions. The DCT supervises the Clinical Training Office with a Practicum Coordinator and administrative assistant. Forest Institute’s partnership with Burrell Mental Health Center, a regional community mental health center located in Springfield, provides interested faculty with additional opportunities for practice, research and collaborative program development.
Qualified applicants will possess a doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program, eligibility for licensure in Missouri, experience in clinical practice and clinical supervision of others, along with established areas of teaching. Prior administrative experience is a plus.
The successful candidate will be appointed to an academic rank commensurate with experience and credentials. Applications received by March 14, 2014 will receive the fullest consideration. Applicants would ideally start no later than August 19, 2014.
To apply, please send a letter of intent, CV, and at least three letters of recommendation to: AnnElise Parkhurst, Ph.D., Faculty Development Committee Chairperson, School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute, 2885 W. Battlefield Road, Springfield, MO 65807. Submission by email to is preferred.

Forest is an Equal Opportunity Employer with an ongoing institutional commitment to diversity among our faculty, students, and staff. We seek candidates who share our commitment to diversity and can work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates.

For more information about Forest, please visit our website at Springfield, Missouri, is a premier mid-size metro area offering a low cost of living, a friendly community with excellent schools, and a great place for families.

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Application Information

Postal Address:

AnnElise Parkhurst, Ph.D., Faculty Development Committee Chairperson
The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute
2885 W. Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65807

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