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Clinical Director, University Counseling Center

Job Summary

The Clinical Director, will provide leadership for the daily clinical operations of the University Counseling Center including development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical protocols and operating guidelines.  Will provide individual, couple, and group counseling, and psychotherapy services to Morehead State University students to enhance student development and support academic success.  Will provide consultative, preventive, and outreach services as well as educational programming to the University community.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide direct services to students, including individual and group therapy, intake assessments, psychological testing, and crisis intervention services.
  • Provide oversight, supervision, and evaluation of direct clinical services delivered by M.A.-level staff psychologists and/or counselors, practicum and intern students.
  • Assess the mental health needs of the student population and develop clinical programs to address those needs.
  • Review and revise administrative policies and operating guidelines of the University Counseling Center as needed.
  • Develop, review, and revise clinical operational protocols as indicated.
  • Evaluate needs of the student body and develop outreach programs appropriate to these needs.
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with the medical staff of the University’s Student Health Service and consult with faculty and staff as needed.
  • Participate as a team member in the crisis management system for students with psychological/emotional disturbances.


  • Researches and seeks grant opportunities to fund educational/prevention programs.
  • Participates in the University’s Emergency Operational Plan.
  • Participates at University function such as SOAR, student Orientation, RA training, etc.
  • Participates on University committees.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with community mental health providers/referral sources.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Core Behavioral Competencies

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the link between own job responsibilities and the overall goals and needs of Morehead State University.  Performs own job with the broader goals in mind.

Organizational Relationships

Reports directly to the Nurse Administrator of Counseling and Health Services. The Clinical Director will directly supervise the Staff Psychologists, Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor, and Intern and Practicum students who are performing their clinical rotation at the University Counseling Center. Supervision of  the Administrative Specialist for the Office of Counseling and Health Services will be shared with the Nurse Administrator of Counseling and Health Services.  Maintains a collaborative relationship with Medical Director and staff of the Caudill Health Clinic.   Maintains professional relationship with the local mental health community, including Pathways, Inc. and St. Claire Regional Medical Center.  Consults with University faculty and staff.  Interacts with students and parents.  Involvement in state and national professional organizations desirable.

Minimum Requirements

Doctorate Degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA approved program, with a minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience in a college or University Counseling Center or comparable mental health setting.

Minimum of one (1) year of administrative and/or supervisory experience in a college or university counseling center or comparable mental health setting. 

Licensed Psychologist in Kentucky or license-eligible as a Licensed Psychologist in Kentucky.   If license eligible, must obtain temporary license within sixty (60) days of hire date. Must complete licensure process in accordance with the psychology licensure laws of Kentucky.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.  Must demonstrate computer proficiency.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Experience with student outreach programs. Experience collaborating with medical personnel. Experience with program evaluation. Experience providing clinical supervision. Experience with alcohol/substance abuse populations.  Marketing skills. Licensed Psychologist in Kentucky

Working Conditions and Atmosphere

Regular office hours with evening and weekend hours as needed to implement programs, respond to student needs and duties associated with crisis on-call schedule. 

This position may experience periods of high stress at various times due to client volume and job deadlines.