Psychologist

Baystate Health is seeking a Full-time Clinical Psychologist

Organization: 
Baystate Health
Location: 
Springfield, MA
Summary: 

Under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Research and Development Manager, the Psychologist provides clinical services to children, adults, and families being treated at the Family Advocacy Center for symptoms related to trauma or traumatic grief. You will be asked to demonstrate doctorate level knowledge of developmental stages, personality structure and development, mental health diagnoses and current treatment modalities.

Clinical responsibilities include conducting intake interviews to obtain patient history information, contributing diagnostic information, making preliminary diagnoses, and participating in the development of an interdisciplinary assessment and treatment plan, individual evidence based psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy and collaboration with outside agencies (e.g., DCF, public and private schools, daycare centers, mental health agencies, child advocacy groups), and contributions by other psychological disciplines.

Additional responsibilities will include:

•    Provides age appropriate trauma-informed treatment to patients.
•    Evaluates patients to assess presenting problem, contributing history, and current mental status.
•    Develops behaviorally trauma-informed treatment plans including measurable treatment goals.
•    Completes all documentation related to treatment in the clinical record according to established standards consistent with NCQA guidelines.
•    Manages the necessary documentation and provides the information required by third party payers to secure reimbursement.
•    Conducts meetings with families, significant others and other service providers as delineated in the treatment plan.
•    Demonstrates skill of collaboration, advocacy and linkage as they relate to patient care.  Provides patients and families with information on community resources and appropriately refers patients/families to identified resources.  Participates in patient and family educational efforts.
•    Provides strategic information and input to the Practice Manager as needed for service quality evaluation, and program development.
•    As supported by the Clinical Research and Development Manager, participates in teaching activities and academic activities, which may include the clinical supervision of practicum students, post-doctoral students and other clinicians as requested.
•    Participates in other special activities and contributes to the development of programs for the department as requested by the Practice Manager.
•    Observes all health and safety requirements.
•    Expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned.
•    Management has the right to add or change to the job responsibilities at any time.


Grant Information:

This position is fully funded by a grant.  As a grant funded employee, you will be considered a Baystate Health employee with the following stipulations:

Your employment will be for the duration of the grant.  Continued employment, beyond the initial period, is contingent upon the availability of new grant funding.

What You Need To Know:

Full-time / 36 hours

Loc: Springfield, MA
 

Qualifications: 

•    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
•    Massachusetts Psychologist license or license eligible is required
•    Experience in providing treatment in outpatient mental health settings
•    Experience working with individuals with trauma histories is preferred

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

•    Knowledge of trauma-informed practice
•    Excellent interpersonal skills
•    Excellent communication skills, written and oral
•    Knowledge base related to issues of cultural competence
•    Must be Spanish/English Bilingual

Psychologist

Organization: 
The Children’s Center
Location: 
Utah
Summary: 

Full time Licensed Psychologist to provide comprehensive mental health services to very young children and their families including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and Family and Individual Child Therapy. Clientele includes children with severe emotional and behavioral problems, early childhood trauma, and children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.  Successful candidates must demonstrate clinical experience with toddlers and preschool aged children and experience with evidence based trauma treatments. 


REQUIREMENTS:
•    Utah licensure as Psychologist
•    Clinical experience with children birth to age seven and their families
•    Experience using evidence based interventions for childhood trauma
•    Excellent spoken and written communication skills
•    Ability to work independently, set priorities for assignments, meet deadlines, and enthusiastically participate as part of an interdisciplinary team
•    Highly motivated to learn new skills and work in a stimulating and busy clinical environment

OTHER:  Competitive salary and benefits.  The Children’s Center is a private, non profit community agency that provides comprehensive mental health care to children and their families across the socioeconomic spectrum.  We offer a range of services based upon the mental health needs of each child and family, including outpatient family and group therapy, as well as therapeutic preschool services. The Children’s Center is a partner with the National Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) so clinicians at The Center are able to participate in national trainings focused on the use of evidenced based treatments for early childhood trauma.  Extensive professional training and supervision is provided.

CONTACT:  Send resumes to Douglas Goldsmith, Ph.D. by email at dgoldsmith@tccslc.org or fax to 801-582-5540.
 

Psychologist I

Organization: 
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Summary: 

The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) at Kennedy Krieger Institute has a position open for a Psychologist to provide assessment and treatment services. 

CCFTS, located in Baltimore Maryland, strongly encourages the use of evidence-based treatments, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The Psychologist will provide psychotherapy with children who have experienced trauma through physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence. The Psychologist I will also provide assessments of children along a continuum of screenings to full psychological evaluations. Areas of assessment include emotional, cognitive, achievement, and developmental functioning of referred children. The Doctoral Level Psychologist may also participate in research and training activities.

For information about our program, please go to:

https://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/patient-care-centers/traumatic-stress-center/treatment

The Psychologist I provides psychotherapy in the treatment program of the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress. These children are primarily those who have experienced or may be at risk for trauma through physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence.  Psychologist I also provides assessments of children along a continuum of screenings to full psychological evaluations. These are formal evaluations requiring the use of psychometrically sound instruments in addition to clinical interviewing. Areas of assessment include emotional, cognitive, achievement, and developmental functioning of referred children. The position requires the ability to address the needs of this population. The Doctoral Level Psychologist may also participate in research or other projects at the direction of the Director of Clinical Services.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  1. Provides psychotherapy to children through individual, family, or group modalities as appropriate.
  2. Provides psychological evaluations covering cognitive, emotional, and achievement functioning of referred children.
  3. Participates in psychology staff meetings and staff meetings of the family center so as to aid in ongoing program development.
  4. Demonstrates ability to work clinically with severely disturbed children including identifying and managing acute crises.
  5. Collaborates with the referring agency, the local department of social services and the school system to assist them in utilizing the evaluation/treatments services in the development of the agency services plan for the child and the family.
  6. Maintains client activity at the projected level set by the administrative staff.
  7. Maintains the medical record for each client, which may include psychological evaluations, assessment and treatment plan, progress notes, reviews, and discharge summaries.
  8. May participate in the field instruction program and supervise externs when interest and capacity is demonstrated.

EDUCATION:

    Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college, university, or professional school and is licensed to practice psychology in the state of Maryland.

EXPERIENCE:

    Must have had at least one year's experience in clinical psychological work with children, preferably in a community or hospital setting with children who are traumatized, severely emotionally disturbed, or who have experienced abuse/neglect.
    Completion of a one year internship in clinical psychology.

Contact: 

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