What do supervisory clinical psychologists do?
How are they different from regular clinical psychologists?
I know what clinical psychologists do, but I want to know the difference between them.
Is supervisory just a level higher? Or do they do something else? etc.
I know jobs, and what you do, I don't need that information.
Asked By: RaHan - 10/21/2009
The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery provides high quality, economical health care to approximately 700,000 active duty Navy and Marine Corps members, as well as 2.6 million retired and family members at a little more than half the national per capita average cost. This care is provided while supporting contingency, humanitarian, and joint operations around the world with highly trained, dedicated health care professionals adhering to the principles of Total Quality Leadership.
Are you INTERESTED in a career as a Clinical Psychologist?
The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) frequently fills civilian Clinical Psychologist positions throughout the nation.
What will you do?
Clinical Psychologists in Navy's civilian Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) provides professional direct service to others who serve our Nation as well as their families. They help individuals and group handle and solve a wide variety of issues in their everyday lives. They focus on the psychological assessment, evaluation and treatment of patients with problems of personality, emotional adjustment, or mental illness.
The work environment varies...medical treatment facility or clinic, psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric wards of general hospitals, community mental health clinics, and more!
A typical day in the life:
Independently apply professional knowledge of clinical psychology. Identifies and diagnoses psychological, emotional, medical, and behavioral issues and disorders.
Utilizes a variety of counseling and psychotherapeutic techniques and treatment methods to develop, implement, assess, and modify individual treatment plans, specifying the type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.
Interacts with patients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals.
Provides counseling to individuals and groups regarding behavioral problems, physical and mental illnesses, and physical rehabilitation in order to modify behavior or improve personal, social, and vocational adjustment.
Conducts interviews and reviews medical records.
Administers and interprets psychological tests.
Collaborates with physician and other medical professionals to develop and implement treatment and intervention programs.
Prepares reports and documentation of patient diagnoses and treatment.
Consults a variety of reference materials.
2. Completion of an one year psychology clinical internship training program. Please make sure your resume reflects the location, duration (beginning and ending dates including month and year), and specialty of your completed internship.
3. Must hold an active, current, unrestricted license as a Psychologist by the recognized licensing agency of a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the US. Virgin Islands. Please make sure your resume list the type of licensure you possess and from where it was obtained and most recent date it was awarded. If your resume does not reflect you possess, your resume will not be considered.
For GS-12, and GS-13 positions: At least one year of specialized professional Clinical Psychologist experience equivalent to work performed at the next lower grade level is required in addition to the above requirements. Examples of qualifying experience at GS-12 level would be serving as a member of a patient treatment unit performing psychological diagnosis and treatment; participating in staff discussions of patient diagnosis, treatment and progress; carrying out clinical psychological work in testing and assessment of personality and in individual and group psychotherapy; using the full range of diagnostic tests for psychological assessment, and employing generally accepted psychotherapy techniques. Examples of qualifying experience at the GS-13 level would be performing psychodiagnosis and psychotherapy at a level of professional maturity for the full range of mentally disturbed patients; making psychological assessments, and presenting diagnostic and treatment recommendations; participating as a full member of a team in formulating patient treatment plans.
Answered By: ayahoouser - 10/23/2009