The goal of the UCD Early Psychosis clinical and research programs is to intervene as early as possible to support recovery for youth with serious mental illness.
The Staff Psychologist 2 position is a direct-service clinician role in the Early Psychosis Programs at the UC Davis Medical Center. The Psychologist provides gold-standard clinical and functional assessments as well as evidence-based individual, family and group interventions (including CBT for Psychosis, Trauma-focused CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Focused Therapy, and Multi-family group). Services may be provided in a variety of clinical, research and community settings. Provides culturally competent mental health services to youth and young adults (ages 12 – 40), and their caregivers, who have recently developed a psychotic disorder, or who are at high risk for one of these disorders. Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team and attend weekly team and supervisory meetings to ensure fidelity to the program model. Supervision and training opportunities will also be provided if available.
Applicants are encouraged to upload license and certification if required of the position.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Valid California State License by the Board of Psychology.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a valid California State License by the Board of Psychology.
Must possess valid CA driver’s license and/or be able transport self to daily appointments in the community
Valid CA driver’s license and/or be able transport self to daily appointments in the community
Minimum of one-year full-time experience providing direct evidence based clinical assessment and treatment services to youth with early psychosis ages 12-40 and their families
Proven experience with psychodiagnostic interviewing with youth ages 12-40 to determine diagnosis according to DSM-IV and DSM-V and experience with standardized clinical rating measures for assessment of serious mental illness such as KSADS, SCID-5, and Structured Interview of Prodromal Symptoms (SIPS)
Proven experience writing clear and concise assessment reports for clinical purposes
Proven experience using evidence-based interventions for the treatment of youth with early psychosis ages 12-40 and their families (individual and group approaches based in CBT for psychosis, DBT, and/or ACT as well as family-oriented treatments such as Multifamily group and Functional Family Therapy) is required to work in this outcomes-oriented treatment program
Experience interacting with people of diverse backgrounds, the ability to identify when differences in culture of language may impact communication, and how to resolve those differences appropriately and with cultural humility
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal, written and listening
Ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team
Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating mental health
practice (Tarasoff, patient confidentiality) with ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy
Ability to use clinical supervision to enhance professional growth and examine clinical work
Ability to successfully manage conflict
Prior experience with trauma-focused treatments for youth
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
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