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"Clinical Psychologist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Clinical Psychologist"

1) Consult reference material such as textbooks, manuals, and journals in order to identify symptoms, to make diagnoses, and to develop approaches to treatment.

2) Counsel individuals and groups regarding problems such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations, in order to modify behavior and/or to improve personal, social, and vocational adjustment.


3) Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.

4) Discuss the treatment of problems with clients.

5) Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary.


6) Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues, and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials.

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

8) Observe individuals at play, in group interactions, or in other contexts to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment.

9) Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families, and by reviewing records.

10) Provide occupational, educational, and other information to individuals so that they can make educational and vocational plans.

11) Select, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests in order to obtain information on individuals' intelligence, achievements, interests, and personalities.

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12) Utilize a variety of treatment methods such as psychotherapy, hypnosis, behavior modification, stress reduction therapy, psychodrama, and play therapy.

13) Maintain current knowledge of relevant research.

14) Plan, supervise, and conduct psychological research, and write papers describing research results.


15) Refer clients to other specialists, institutions, or support services as necessary.

16) Write reports on clients, and maintain required paperwork.

17) Develop, direct, and participate in training programs for staff and students.

18) Direct, coordinate, and evaluate activities of staff and interns engaged in patient assessment and treatment.

19) Plan and develop accredited psychological service programs in psychiatric centers or hospitals, in collaboration with psychiatrists and other professional staff.

20) Provide psychological and/or administrative services and advice to private firms and community agencies regarding mental health programs or individual cases.

Job Description for "Clinical Psychologist" continued here...

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Part 4
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"Clinical Psychologist"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  I-A-S        SOC:  19-3031.02


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