Career Awareness

Psychologist

 Daily Tasks
Provide psychological services including assessment, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoeducation and consultation for individual and group format for individuals, children and families. Participate in research when opportunities arise. Complies with required standards for medical/legal responsibilities. Functions as a multidisciplinary team member and serve as a resource to other allied health and administrative staff within the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology.
 
 Skills/Talents
Multitasking skills, ability to work under pressure, excellent communication and human relation skills, public speaking skills to conduct lectures, workshops and in-service training programs. Ability to adjust to change, analytical skills, problem-solving skills, desire for continuing education.
 
 Work Setting
Clinical, hospital, inpatient or outpatient setting.
 
 Work Hours
Variable schedule, including weekend hours, dictated by assignments and workload.
 
 Education
Master's degree in psychology or counseling from an accredited college or university. Licensed Psychologist (LP) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
 
 Qualifications
Training and experience with evidence based assessment and treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy background preferred. Strong background and experience in individual and group therapy. Experience with adult mental health and/or child/adolescent mental health, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), mood disorders, anxiety disorder or eating disorders depression. 
 
 Recommended High School Classes
College prep, computer applications, health sciences, advanced biology, advanced chemistry, advanced math, psychology, statistics, leadership, public speaking