The incumbent applies advanced professional psychological diagnostic methods and evidence-based intervention strategies to a full range of patient problems in her work setting. He/she has advanced knowledge of psychological diagnosis and intervention that qualifies him/her to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines. The primary job functions of psychologists at this level include the provision of direct psychological patient care, consultation services on difficult or complex cases, and education of staff and trainee supervision. Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Provide individual, group and family psychotherapy.
- Conduct risk assessments of clients in crisis for suicidal and/or other violent and destructive behavior.
- Intervene with clients in acute psychological distress.
- Provide psychological counseling to veterans with vocational, education, physical and/or emotional problems.
- Provide readjustment counseling for veterans who served in a war zone including assessment and treatment for PTSD.
- Serve as consultant to peers and counseling staff.
- Serve as consultant and trainer for community organizations in the area of diagnosis and treatment of war zone veterans.
- Conduct outreach activities to inform and educate veterans regarding Vet Center services.
- Determine appropriate referrals to Healthcare System and other community agencies.
- Develop and maintain appropriate referral resources in the community.
- Perform administrative and clinical tasks as assigned by the Team Leader.
- Maintain case records in accordance with program guidelines and professional requirements.
- Conform to legal and ethical standards of service delivery, privacy and confidentiality.
- Develop and maintain cooperative working relationship with support facility.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.