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Director of Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center

Adelphi University

Job Description

Director of Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center

Derner School of Psychology


The Director of Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center is responsible for managing all aspects of the Center’s operations, as well as participating in various aspects of governing Postgraduate Programs, including but not limited to, the didactic and clinical supervision aspects of the Programs. This position requires up to 20 hours per week.

REPORTS TO: Director of Postgraduate Programs


  • Referrals and clinical assignments:
  • Monitor all incoming patient calls.
  • Contact those seeking treatment and perform a Triage interview and establish patient fee.
  • Assist those deemed not appropriate for our Center in finding other treatment options.
  • Assign intakes to candidates.
  • Assign patient referrals to candidates.
  • Didactics and supervision:
  • Supervise Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Conduct intakes with the candidates.
  • Run bi-monthly intake seminar for first year Adult Programs candidates and first- and second-year License Qualifying Program in Psychoanalysis candidates.
  • Run monthly group supervision.
  • Manage problems that may arise with patients that cannot be handled by the candidate or their supervisor.
  • Admissions:
  • Assist in all phases of candidates’ admissions process.
  • Administration:
  • Monitor candidates’ paperwork making sure intake reports and consent forms are up to date.
  • Oversee administrative assistant responsibilities.
  • Review patient fee collections and payments to candidates.
  • Governing Postgraduate Programs:
  • Serve as a member of the Postgraduate Programs Executive Board.
  • Serve as a member of the Board of Postgraduate Programs Directors.
  • Chair and/or be a member in various committees that review candidate’s progress in the program and other program requirements.
  • Marketing:
  • Promote and help advertise the Center to garner more referrals.

  • The Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center Director must be a psychoanalyst.
  • At least five years post-graduation from a 4-year psychoanalytic certificate program.

  • Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center Administrative Assistant/s.

    Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report,  Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university, serving almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate programs, more than 65 master’s degree and doctoral programs, and more than 35 certificate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 116,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 43 states and 64 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.

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