Reporting to the Director of Counselling & Clinical Services (CCS), the CCS Registered Psychologist is accountable for the provision of individual and group psychotherapy to a large post-secondary population that features a diverse range of clinical issues. The successful candidate shall be comfortable operating within a short-term therapy framework and providing clinical supervision to psychology student interns. The Psychologist will also provide outreach/consultation services to the broader university community. Preferred candidates will have the opportunity to practice within an interdisciplinary team environment comprised of registered psychologists, psychiatrists, intake nurses, physicians, social workers and administrative support staff. The successful candidate will also be involved in reflecting teams and working with crisis intervention situations. Some early evening work is involved.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Provides students with psychotherapy related to a broad range of mental health issues including crisis intervention and suicide assessment; depressive, anxiety and other mental health disorders; relationship and family struggles; adjustment and acculturation; and with negotiating critical periods and transitions in their lives that are often associated with the transitions to post-secondary and emerging adulthood
- Develops and delivers group therapy and psycho-educational workshops
- Provides confidential consultations to the University of Alberta faculty and staff regarding potentially suicidal, distressed and at-risk students
- Forms intervention teams involving other University of Alberta services (i.e., U of A Protective Services, University Health Centre, Sexual Assault Centre, Dean of Students, etc.)
- Develops presentations and training modules on various psychologically related topics
- Provides individual consultations to University of Alberta faculty and staff, including Residence Services and the International Centre, on various psychological issues affecting students
- Collaborates with other campus and community mental health stakeholders in the provision of campus mental health education and support
- Participates in the supervision of PhD student interns, provisionally registered psychologists and PhD practicum students
The ideal candidate would possess:
- A PhD degree in Psychology
- Five years of experience post-registration
- Registration in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists
- Interpersonal knowledge and supervision skills necessary to supervise interns/students
- Familiarity and adherence to the Health Professions Act, the Health Information Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the CAP Standards of Practice, the Canadian Code of Ethics and the CAP Practice Guidelines for Psychologists
- Knowledge and experience with interdisciplinary mental health teams, multiple psychological theories including best-practice interventions in the provision of mental health services, and cross-cultural counselling.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to provide consultation, educational, and collaborative services to the University community
- Excellent information systems skills, including Microsoft Office, Internet, scheduling software, etc.
This regular continuing position is in accordance with the Administrative Professional Officer agreement and offers a comprehensive benefits package, which can be viewed at www.hrs.ualberta.ca, and annual salary range commensurate with experience and qualifications.