Assistant Training Director

Lorenz Clinic is hiring an Assistant Training Director. The position is full-time and will be housed at one of our south metro locations. A doctoral degree is required.

  • Job Title: Assistant Training Director
  • Direct Supervisor: Dr. Brandon Suarez, Training Director
  • Compensation: $90,000 - $110,000
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN

The Assistant Training Director independently implements, maintains, and evaluates all aspects of the training program for Post-Master’s-level trainees, Master’s level practicum students, and clinical externships from marriage and family therapy, counseling, and social work disciplines.

Job Duties

  • Training Program Duties
    • Training Committee
      • Participation in the Training Committee, alongside the Psychology Training Director, and designating members as needed
      • Regularly review training-related activities, trainee selection, and trainee performance issues as necessary
      • Trainee Selection – The Assistant Training Director ensures the clinic adheres to its policies related to training program candidate selection at a graduate and post-graduate level
        • Reviews trainee application materials and presents to Training Committee
        • Coordinates applicant interviews for graduate and postgraduate-level trainees
        • In conjunction with Training Committee, selects candidates
  • Training Program Development
    • Designs training activities and training curriculum in consultation with the Training Committee utilizing perspectives from multiple mental health disciplines for students from the marriage and family therapy, counseling, and social work tracks
    • Establishes, maintains, and enforces policies in the Training Program Handbook to be ratified by Training Committee
    • Ensures training program activities adequately address the Domains of Professional Competence described in Training Program Handbook
    • Develops appendices for the Training Program Handbook that enable standardized, organized use of training-related forms
    • Actively engages with LMFT, LPCC, LICSW training institutions to aid in recruitment of trainees at the graduate and postgraduate level
  • Supervision
    • The Assistant Training Director provides crisis consultation, administrative and clinical supervision to trainees, which may be a mix of individual, dyadic, and group supervision
    • Designates supervisors for all training-related activities and ensures adequate levels of supervision are maintained
      • Ensures all supervisors meet and continually adhere to the clinic’s supervision standards and policies
    • Will provide training in supervision within training program as credentials allow
    • Reviewing supervisees’ documentation and taking responsibility for any corresponding billing
      • Ensuring such documentation is consistent with managed care contracts and the professional standard
  • Trainee Management
    • Organizes new trainee orientation
      • Ensures trainees and supervisors are aware of all clinic policies
      • Obtains written confirmation that trainees have received copies of and agree to abide by the clinic’s Employee Handbook, Clinical Policies and Procedures, and Training Program Handbook
    • Reviews and approves trainee schedule changes and modifications to a) ensure adherence to supervision plans and b) maximize programmatic efficiency
    • Ensures and documents trainee and staff attendance at all training-related events
    • Ensures trainees meet requirements for placement completion
    • Ensures Trainee and Supervisor Rights and Responsibilities are upheld
    • Ensures adherence to Training Program Due Process, Appeals and Grievances procedures
    • Ensures Trainee Evaluation Process procedures are followed
    • Maintains contact with university training directors and supervisors as needed
    • Investigates and responds to suspected instances of unethical or illegal conduct by training program staff or trainees in line with established procedures
    • Addresses evaluations of inadequate trainee performance according to established policy
      • Correcting problematic trainee behavior in accordance with established policies for disciplinary action
    • Ensures training program files are kept up-to-date and adhere to policy
    • Reviewing supervisees’ documentation and taking responsibility for any corresponding billing
      • Ensuring such documentation is consistent with managed care contracts and the professional standard
    • Tracks and develops reports related to trainees’ client productivity and documentation compliance to provide to Training Director
  • Clinical Duties
    • Carrying a patient caseload
    • The provision of psychological services including conducting diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and discharge planning for patients of the clinic
    • Conducting intermittent didactic trainings within the clinic’s training program as assigned
    • Providing intermittent outreach and training to community partners
    • Attending and participating in monthly case consultation, Grand Rounds, business meetings, and other meetings as required
    • Compliance with clinic documentation standards
    • Compliance with licensing board rules, applicable laws, and APA/AAMFT/NASW/NCA Codes of Ethics
  • General Duties
    • Maintain professionalism in all interactions with staff, patients, and business associates of clinic
    • Keeping abreast of billing issues and discussing same with patients (as directed)
    • Assisting in intermittent peer reviews of patient files
    • Adherence to directives by Leadership Team and other duties as assigned
    • Assisting in clinic treatment and/or training outcomes studies as assigned
    • Organizing, attending, and participating in monthly case consultation meetings
    • Maintains working knowledge of the attachment, family systems, psychology training literature
    • Maintains a high level of competence and professionalism in psychology training and supervision best practices
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Leadership Duties
    • Directs strategy to identify and meet program-specific training needs
    • Develops, implements, and maintains, a strategy for monetizing external clinical trainings to ensure sustainability
    • Establishes and maintains positive and constructive relationships with academic institutions, training centers, and other relevant organizations in the marriage and family therapy, counseling, and social work disciplines


  • Possession of a doctoral degree in Psychology, Family Social Science or closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Valid Minnesota License as either Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (or license-eligible; dual licensure preferred)
  • Designation as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor (preferred)
  • 4 years of managerial experience in mental healthcare (preferred)
  • 4 years of experience providing clinical training and/or teaching
  • 2 years of community-based mental health program experience
  • Competency providing clinical and administrative supervision
  • Is eligible to attain MN Board of MFT board-approved supervisor status
  • Is eligible to attain MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy board-approved supervisor status
  • Ability and willingness to service patients on an outpatient basis
  • An energetic, engaging, ambitious demeanor
  • Flexibility to meet when patients and supervisees are available to meet
  • A record of professional involvement within a mental health profession (required), specifically within Couples & Family Psychology (preferred)
  • Stated competence performing administrative and clinical supervision regarding psychotherapy and assessment with children, families, couples and/or adults

Other Requirements

  • Well-defined psychotherapeutic and supervisory theoretical orientation that is based on science
    • Ability to utilize empirically-validated treatment models based on best professional practices and standards
  • Strong clinical acumen
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to respect diversity and integrate issues of culture into case conceptualizations
  • Ability to engage with patients who may be ambivalent about treatment
  • Ability to adapt interventions to patients’ strengths, skills, and developmental levels
  • Commitment to empowering patients to solve their own problems when necessary
  • Ability to intervene decisively, when necessary, to protect patient safety
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries and limits for best practice


Full-time employees are eligible for paid time off, paid holidays, access to employer-sponsored group medical and dental insurance, 401(k) with employer match, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a generous continuing education allowance. The hiring range for this full-time, exempt, salaried position is competitive and dependent on program fit, qualifications, experience, and credentials.

To Apply

To apply for this position, email your CV and a cover letter to Dr. Brandon Suarez, Training Director, at In addition to your strengths, cover letters should broadly outline your professional goals, commitment to the common good, and a brief narrative of your experience providing clinical supervision. Applicants who are invited to interview may be asked to provide writing samples and a letter of recommendation from a past supervisor of supervision.