the Psychologist I provides psychotherapy in the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) treatment program. 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. The Psychologist I will assess these children along a continuum of screenings to full psychological evaluations. These are formal evaluations requiring psychometrically sound instruments, in addition to clinical interviewing. Assessment areas include emotional, cognitive, achievement, and developmental functioning of referred children. This 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.
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 CCFTS staff meetings support ongoing program development.
4. Demonstrates the ability to work clinically with severely disturbed children by identifying and managing acute crises.
5. Collaborates with referring agencies, the local social service department and the school system to assist them utilizing the evaluation/treatments service to develop an agency services plan for the child and family.
6. Maintains client activity at the projected level set by the administrative staff.
7. Maintains each client’s medical record, which may include psychological evaluations, assessments and treatment plans, progress notes, reviews, and discharge summaries.
8. May participate in the field instruction program and supervise externs when interest and capacity is demonstrated.
· Successful completion of an APA approved internship in clinical psychology.
· Must hold and maintain CPR certification.
Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college, university, or professional school and is licensed to practice psychology in the state of Maryland.
Must have had at least one year's supervised post-doctoral 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.