The duties and responsibilities are to practice independently in the provision of psychological services, consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. Psychologists diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical Responsibilities (90% of time): 1. Provides a full range of diagnostic and assessment services appropriate to the interdisciplinary addictions treatment setting; 2. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions, including: individual, group, and marital and family therapy, psychoeducation, and care coordination, with special emphasis on evidenced-based interventions found to be effective in treatment of addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders; 3. Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients; 4. Facilitates patient and family education appropriate to the setting and the specific presenting issues; 5. Provides consultation services to support team decision-making, building on team interventions and improving team-patient working relationships; 6. Provides psychological consultation to non-psychologist team members and other health care system staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. ENRICHING ELEMENTS Academic/Teaching/Training: (5% of time) 1. Provides clinical supervision to Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows, interns and practicum students training in the SARRTP. 2. Is involved in the training of medical students, psychiatric residents, and nursing students who train in the SARRTP. Administrative/Program Evaluation/Outcome Measurement/Research (5% time) 1. Participates in the monitoring of performance measures that pertain to Mental Health Service and SARRTP. 2. Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by Mental Health Service and the VASLCHCS. 3. Participates in program-wide outcome evaluation studies. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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