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This position is located at the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP).   The duties take place at the Point Loma Clinic as well as the Naval Station Clinic.   Organizationally, SARP is a department of the Naval Medical Center, San Diego reporting to the Director for Mental Health.   Operationally, SARP is a multi-site department, with clinics at Point Loma, Naval Station and Naval Medical Center San Diego.   The assigned duties would include functioning as a clinical psychologist, a general psychologist and as an addictions specialist.   The immediate supervisor for this position is the Point Loma Branch Head.   Some additional duties performed include a wide range of clinical and clinical supervisory activities including, but not limited to: group therapy, psychological assessment, consultation and liaison, leading multidisciplinary treatment teams, supervising and reviewing the work of paraprofessional addiction counselors and working as part of the department and hospital management teams as needed on performance improvement and program development activities.   The patient population is primarily military healthcare beneficiaries requiring assistance in substance abuse disorder management and also includes patients with additional co-existing psychiatric diagnoses.


A typical day in the life of a Clinical Psychologist!

  • Provide psychological assessment, and consultation liaison to Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program clinics.
  • Plan and conduct group treatment interventions for patients with co-existing psychiatric disorders.
  • Conduct psychological test batteries.
  • Lead weekly multi-disciplinary treatment teams monitoring the progress of 30 or more substance abuse disordered patients.
  • Ensure patient emotional/behavioral conditions are identified and appropriated interventions are utilized.
  • Generate and maintain a variety of clinical records and reports in keeping with pre-established criteria.