Clinical Psychologist

  • Company:
    University of Waterloo
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    22 hours ago
  • Category:
    Health Care

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.PsychotherapyThe 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 othersPsychological 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 meetingsIn 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 safetyThe CP provides intervention services in both individual and group formatsPsychodiagnostic and Psychoeducational AssessmentThe 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 referralsThe 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 othersFor 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 roleMulti-Disciplinary Team MemberAs part of a multi-disciplinary team member, the CP attends interdisciplinary team meetings, department meetings, Campus Wellness meetings, and other meetings as requested or directed by their Manager in Counselling ServicesMeets regularly with the other staff in Counselling Services to discuss work distribution, waiting lists, client feedback, case management, and other pertinent issuesProvides consultation with other members of the client’s treatment team including other psychologists, counsellors, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, and other members of the interdisciplinary teamOther AccountabilitiesThe CP provides supervision in psychological assessment and intervention for psychology residents, psychologists on the College of Psychologists Temporary Register and others within the ServiceThe CP provides consultation for complex cases, particularly as it pertains to assessment and assisting referring clinicians engaged in treating clientsPhD 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 OntarioScope of practice must include clinical work with adolescent and young adult populationsDemonstrated experience conducting and interpreting psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational assessmentsProven 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, etcDemonstrated 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 healthExcellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and organizational skills. Demonstrated initiative and strong skills in problem-solving and decision-makingProven ability to work effectively with a multi-disciplinary teamThe CP will work evening hoursVulnerable Sector Check required