Reporting to the Manager, Psychological Services, the Clinical Psychologist (CP) works within a multidisciplinary healthcare team consisting of other psychologists, counsellors, physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, health educator, allied health professionals, and other academic support personnel. The CP provides psychotherapy as well as psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational assessments.
The provision of psychotherapy interventions includes evaluation and diagnosis of cognitive, intellectual and neurodevelopmental conditions; mood and anxiety disorders; psychotic disorders; eating disorders; sleep disorders; sexual disorders; gender identity; substance and addiction-related disorders; adjustment disorders, personality disorders and others
Psychological intervention is provided for a full range of personal concerns, distresses, and objectives. Working from a short-term brief therapy model along with a behavioural health perspective, the expectation is that most clients can be assisted within a limited number of meetings
In conjunction with the growth in client demand, parents, community professionals, university personnel, and others are becoming increasingly involved in client matters. The CP must field these occasional, sometimes-delicate, interactions and ensure that a consistent approach be maintained that balances confidentiality with client welfare and community safety
The CP provides intervention services in both individual and group formats
Psychodiagnostic and Psychoeducational Assessment
The CP is responsible for the provision of psychological assessment services, which includes conducting a variety of psychological assessments; report writing; formulating diagnosis and treatment plans; providing feedback to clients and referral sources, and facilitating on and off campus referrals
The provision of psychological assessment services includes evaluation and diagnosis of cognitive, intellectual and neurodevelopmental conditions, mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders, sexual disorders, gender identity, substance and addiction-related disorders, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, and others
For psychoeducational assessments, the CP conducts screening assessments to determine whether further testing in the community is necessary as opposed to full comprehensive psychoeducational assessments, although there may be some infrequent opportunities to complete comprehensive psychoeducational assessments within the role
Multi-Disciplinary Team Member
Meets regularly with the other staff in Counselling Services to discuss work distribution, waiting lists, client feedback, case management, and other pertinent issues
Provides consultation with other members of the client’s treatment team including other psychologists, counsellors, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, and other members of the interdisciplinary team
The CP provides supervision in psychological assessment and intervention for psychology residents, psychologists on the College of Psychologists Temporary Register and others within the Service
The CP provides consultation for complex cases, particularly as it pertains to assessment and assisting referring clinicians engaged in treating clients
PhD or PhD candidate eligible for registration as a clinical psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (adult population competency required; additional competencies with children and adolescent population an asset)
Carries appropriate liability insurance as outlined by the College of Psychologists of Ontario
Scope of practice must include clinical work with adolescent and young adult populations
Demonstrated experience conducting and interpreting psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational assessments
Proven experience in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of clients with significant, often comorbid, psychological concerns including the spectrum of clinical depression, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders, etc
Demonstrated skill and effectiveness in the application of a broad spectrum of psychological interventions/therapies, especially Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and expertise in behavioural health
Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and organizational skills. Demonstrated initiative and strong skills in problem-solving and decision-making
Proven ability to work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team
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