Minimum Qualifications Psychology Assistant 3 - A master’s degree in psychology.
Appointment at Psychology Trainee Level - Appointments may also be made at the Psychology Trainee levels. Candidates hired at the entry-level title (Psychology Trainee 1) may be advanced to the full-performance level (Psychologist 1) following satisfactory completion of two-years of service For Psychologist Trainee 1 - a master's degree in psychology from a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education/United States Secretary of Education. The psychology degree program must have been one that prepared graduates for positions treating individuals in clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school settings; OR Completion of graduate coursework in a qualifying doctoral level program in psychology that would be the equivalent required for conferral of a master's degree in psychology. The coursework must have prepared graduates for positions treating individuals in clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school settings. Candidates must submit an official transcript to provide evidence that such coursework was completed, or an attestation of the coursework equivalency from a qualifying accredited college or university.
For Appointments at Psychologist 1 and 2 - you must have a Master of Psychology degree from a regionally accredited college or university psychology degree program which prepares graduates for clinical positions in the field of psychology in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting. Qualifying degree programs must have included coursework in psychological and behavioral assessment, and treatment modalities for psychological and behavioral disorders.
For Psychologist 1 - A master's degree in psychology and completion of a two-year traineeship; or two years of supervised, post-degree psychology experience in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting. For Psychologist 2 - A master’s degree in psychology and three years of supervised, post-degree psychology experience in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting.
Substitution for Post-Master’s degree experience: Doctoral degree in a clinical field of psychology may be substituted for both the education and experience requirements above. Clinical psychology practicum, externship, or fieldwork assignment, that was completed as part of a qualifying master of psychology degree program, may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Certificate of advanced study in a clinical field of psychology or school psychology may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Note: Examples of qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: clinical psychology, clinical forensic psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, and child psychology.
Note: Examples of non-qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: education, counseling, clinical counseling, clinical hypnosis, community counseling, educational counseling, forensic counseling, guidance counseling, human relations, marriage and family counseling, professional counseling, rehabilitative counseling, school counseling, student and personnel services, mental health counseling, psychological counseling, pastoral psychology, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, experimental psychology, industrial psychology, and organizational psychology.
Note: Examples of qualifying experience is considered to be direct experience with individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program, under the supervision of a doctoral level psychologist, licensed psychologist, licensed physician, licensed psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, or licensed clinical social worker (or in the case of school psychologists with permanent certification from the New York State Education Department, working under the supervision of a school principal or similar administrator). In order for experience to be considered qualifying, primary duties must have included activities such as administering assessments and tests for diagnostic psychological evaluations or completing functional behavior assessments; developing behavior support plans or writing psychological treatment plans; and/or providing psychological counseling and treatment in one or more of the following areas: mental and/or emotional disorders, cognitive disorders, behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, addictions, substance abuse disorders, sex offender assessment and treatment, or forensic mental health.
Note: Examples of non-qualifying experience include but are not limited to, experience in experimental psychology, research psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, health psychology, utilization review, guidance counseling, pastoral counseling, or as a habilitation specialist or instructor of psychology.
A practicum, externship, or clinical fieldwork assignment is defined as a direct clinical experience providing psychological services in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program; and must have been a component of a qualifying Master of Psychology degree program listed on the official transcript.
Appointments may also be made at the Psychology Trainee 1 levels. Candidates hired at the entry-level title (Psychology Trainee 1) may be advanced to the full-performance level (Psychologist 1) following satisfactory completion of two-years of service.
Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Psychologist provides key support to the Family Care Unit and provides psychological services to a caseload of 75-80 individuals resides with Family Care providers throughout Long Island, while also performing duties on committees and administrative tasks.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In addition to assessments and treatment, your duties may include but are not limited to:
• Develop, implement, and monitor behavior support plans and functional behavioral assessments
• Participate as a member of the Psychology Department, which includes monthly meetings
• Complete capacity and psychological evaluations as needed
• Develop and present individuals’ cases to various review committees (BMRC, ICC) for approval
• Consultation to other agencies
• Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team for Family Care Unit
• Attend monthly meetings for individual service plans, case reviews and residential habilitation.
• Provide on-site training and guidance to Family Care providers and assist in crisis intervention
• Complete psychological evaluation as required
• Design and application of appropriate specialized psychological interventions
• Participation in policy development workgroups
• Provide coverage for other psychologists in the catchment area.
• Occasional evening/weekend hours to attend meetings may be required.
• Participation in the Administrator on Duty (AOD) system is required.
• Special assignments as directed
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