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UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
Under the direction of the Medical Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Services, La Jolla Clinic, and the Assistant Program Director of General Psychiatry Services, the incumbent will work as a Clinical Psychologist providing on-site mental health and collaborative psychological treatment to patients of all ages receiving general psychiatry services. These services will include diagnostic evaluations, comprehensive needs, risk and triage assessments, short and longer term treatment planning, short-term individual psychotherapy using evidenced based treatments, couples and family psychotherapy and group therapy, as needed.
The Psychologist will conduct evidence-based psychotherapy with patients across our General Psychiatry services with a range of diagnoses, such as anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, suicidal behaviors, bipolar disorder, and ADHD, among others. The incumbent will participate in multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings, interview patients and families, participate in team-based treatments and facilitate discussion around diagnosis and treatment planning. The incumbent will also provide crisis intervention and urgent same-day appointments for patients across the age range. Professional and community activities include participating in inter-departmental committees and in conferences with fellow staff and team members.
A PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology and one (1) year of post-doctoral clinical experience. Must possess a degree from a program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Must possess a valid License as a Psychologist in California.
Extensive knowledge of DSM-V diagnoses, and superior skills in differential diagnosis, as well as providing problem-focused, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions.
Proven experience in treatment of complex psychological disorders. Ability to treat a wide variety of patients and administer with considerable independence a variety of therapies to our patient population.
Superior theoretical understanding and extensive clinical experience providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, supportive, and crisis therapy.
Demonstrated experience providing services in an outpatient clinic and utilizing a short-term approach to therapy.
Experience in conducting psychodiagnostic evaluations and developing treatment plans.
Demonstrated experience in conducting group psychotherapy for various psychiatric disorders and problems.
Proven interpersonal skills to interact effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and co-workers, exercising tact, flexibility and diplomacy. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
Excellent writing ability and experience in writing concise, factual initial evaluation notes, individual and group therapy notes, consultation reports, and other required clinical documentation.
Knowledge of indications and contraindications for psychiatric medications and experience in reading and interpreting psychiatric charts.
Demonstrated skill in problem solving and in critical thinking. Able to think creatively and efficiently, to assess, analyze and solve problems.
Proven crisis intervention skills. Ability to deliver care in an ethical, non-judgmental, and non-discriminatory manner.
Thorough knowledge of and experience working with community mental health resources.
Specialty training and clinical experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and research-supported short-term therapeutic modalities.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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