Job Overview

Summary

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

  • This position is for the Embedded Behavioral Health (EBH) initiative. This work involves treating soldiers with a broad range of behavioral health concerns in specific combat divisions at various locations around the world.
  • Ft Polk provides us with a diverse and well-skilled population, with more than 22,000 military members and their families,. The area is considered rural with the Kisatchie National Forest, which offers hunting and recreational activities located nearby. Also located nearby is Toledo Bend, Vernon, and Anacoco Lake for those interested in fishing, boating, or swimming. For more information, please visit: http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/JRTC-Polk_NEW/sites/local/ Leesville, LA is proud to be the home of Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center. The surrounding community is comprised of the towns of Leesville, DeRidder, New Llano and Anacoco. The nearest cities are Alexandria (45 miles northeast) and Lake Charles (55 miles south). The area is considered rural with the Kisatchie National Forest, which offers hunting and recreational activities. Please visit http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/JRTC-Polk_NEW/sites/local/ for more information.
  • Who May Apply:

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Duties

    As a Clinical Psychologist, you will:

    • Make mental health diagnoses as appropriate in accordance with DSM-IV-TR criteria, or other, more current, accepted standards.
    • Provide individual and group therapy, using various modalities as clinically indicated to include brief problem-focused psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and client-centered therapy.
    • Assess acute mental health conditions in beneficiaries who present with such issues.
    • Screen and interview patients, perform bio-psychological social evaluations using expert knowledge of general and specific concepts, principles, procedures, and practices relating to psychological counseling.
    • Evaluate overall effectiveness of therapeutic effort and institute changes to increase effectiveness of therapeutic efforts.