Company Name:

The Family Institute at Northwestern University


Evanston, Illinois

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

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Work Setting:


Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:


Date Posted:

November 5, 2018

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Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (MSMFT) Core Faculty Member



Core Faculty Members are employees of The Family Institute at Northwestern University with significant teaching, supervising and governing responsibilities in the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy Program (MSMFT Program). They hold clinical faculty appointments in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern. Core Faculty Members are also responsible for clinical caseloads in keeping with TFI policies and at a level determined annually within their stated Goals and Contributions.



  1. Serve as a member of the MSMFT Core Faculty. This includes leading one of the PODS of the program. Core faculty operate within the guidelines and requirements of the MSMFT program, the policies of Northwestern University, and the AAMFT code of ethics
  2. Handles Administrative duties determined by the Program Director
  3. Teach 1-2 courses
  4. Serve as a group supervisor
  5. Support the program’s mission, goals and student learning outcomes, including the acquisition of knowledge and skills within the practice of Integrative Systemic Therapy
  6. Engage in scholarship through writing for publication and/or conducting research
  7. Maintain an active clinical caseload at a level negotiated yearly within contract
  8. Perform other duties as assigned


THE FAMILY INSTITUTE AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY is committed to strengthening and healing families and individuals from all walks of life through clinical service, education and research. As an affiliate of Northwestern University, no other institution brings together such a concentration of knowledge, expertise and academic credentials to help improve the lives of people in Chicago and around the globe. EOE



Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Hold a current license or be license eligible as a Marriage and Family Therapist (or its equivalent) in the State of Illinois
  2. Current Approved Supervisor designation with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) or its equivalent
  3. Demonstrated commitment to an integrative, systemic and empirically-informed approach to clinical practice and the training of therapists
  4. Demonstrated familiarity with and commitment to practicing and facilitating training from an Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST) perspective
  5. Evidence of ability to teach within the discipline of marriage and family therapy
  6. Experience in supervising graduate students in clinical settings
  7. Experience in providing supervision of supervision in training settings
  8. Demonstrated leadership and maturity in addressing complex educational and training issues
  9. Cultural competence and strong commitment to diversity



  1. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy or related field (e.g. clinical psychology, human development, developmental psychology)
  2. Experience teaching at graduate level
  3. Approved Supervisor or Candidate status with AAMFT
  4. Licensed to practice as a therapist in the state of Illinois
  5. Hold academic credentials equivalent to an associate for full professor level at Northwestern University

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