PsyD Practicum Student

  • Practicum
  • Urgent
  • Practicum Site
  • In Person

Job Description

Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders. Working conditions are normal office environments with use of computers, laptops, telephones, copiers, and printers. Clinical assessments vary on population served. This is a volunteer opportunity under a contract for one year as based on school requirements. Minimum 20 hours client hours. May sit for up to 8 hours per day.

Key Responsibilities

Provides individual, group, and marital and family counseling.

· Gathers and analyzes information on family members through a variety of methods that may include observation, interviews, self-report inventories, group discussions, and/or formal assessments.

· Collaborates with the family and/or individual family members to develop plans to positively manage and respond to issues; assists clients with replacing unhealthy or dysfunctional behaviors with healthy choices.

· Collaborates with clients to develop post-treatment activity plans.

· Assists clients in developing new or strengthened communication skills and methods.

· Develop, implement, and monitor individualized treatment plans and progress.

· Provide psychoeducation to clients.

· Identifies and provides appropriate psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and/or the entire family.

· Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or educational programs.

· Refers clients to specialists for further treatment as appropriate or help clients get needed services or resources.

. Conduct clinical assessments (if applicable).

· Present social services program information to the public.

· Develops and maintains accurate records regarding case progress, evaluations, and any further treatment recommendations.

· Drafts and submits necessary paperwork to insurance companies.

· Write evaluations of parents and children for use by courts deciding divorce and custody cases, testifying in court if necessary.

· Maintains compliance with ethical codes and standards.

· Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Skills & Experience

· Strong sense of diversity and inclusion for ALL clients.

· Superior verbal and written communication skills.

· Compassionate and empathetic with a strong ability to establish and build trust.

· Excellent listening skills.

· Ability to remain calm and reassuring in tense situations and to de-escalate arguments.

· Thorough understanding of human behavior, various behavioral and affective disorders, and the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of these disorders.

· Organizational skills required to manage complex, deadline-driven paperwork including billing and insurance claims.

· Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

· Thorough understanding of applicable ethical codes and standards.


Experience: Some experience in note-taking, DSM 5 diagnosing, and therapy.