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Senior Psychologist

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Department: 350 - Rehab Therapy Staff
Requisition Number: 14-1666994

Job Description:

The Senior Psychologist provides on-going evaluation and treatment for persons with disabilities and their families. These services include psychological testing and neuropsychological assessment, cognitive remediation, individual and group psychotherapy, family support and educational interventions. Serves as a consultant for the rehabilitation team, provides in-service training for medical and rehabilitation staff. This individual participates in clinical training seminars, mentors junior psychology staff and provides supervision of externs and interns.

1.Identifies psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials and plans appropriate interventions.

2.Develops and implements individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy under the direction of attending physician.

3.Interacts with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.

4.Discusses the treatment of problems with patients.

5.Counsels individuals and groups regarding problems, such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations, to modify behavior or to improve personal, social, and vocational adjustment.

6.Writes reports on clients and maintain required paperwork.

7.Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, modifying plans and diagnoses as necessary.

8.Teaching and mentoring staff and students.

9.Participation in training program seminars.

10.Develops programs and conducts research in field of personality development and adjustment.

11.Performs other related duties.

Doctoral degree in Psychology Required

The American Psychological Association (APA) accreditation

American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) certification preferred

Knowledge of human behavior and performance, identify individual differences in ability, personality, and interests, learning and motivation.

Knowledge of psychological research methods and assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance

Advanced communication and organizational skills are required

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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