CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY INTERN

Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources - Los Angeles, CA4.2

Full-time$39,000 a year
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DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
EXAM NUMBER: b8694A
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
FILING START DATE: 07/22/2015
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice

DEFINITION:
Assists in and learns to apply techniques and principles of clinical psychology in a formal training program.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this trainee class work under the close supervision of licensed psychologists, in accordance with requirements as set forth by the State Board of Psychology. Incumbents are assigned to a program designed to provide a comprehensive and intensive overview of the methods, processes, and procedures for providing psychological services to an established client base, in order to gain practical experience and learn psychological techniques in the field of clinical psychology. Clinical Psychology Intern is distinguished from Clinical Psychologist I in that the latter serves as a Post-Doctoral staff psychologist under close supervision to provide the full range of psychological services relating to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and co-occurring disorders.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Learns the mission and functions of County institutions and their relationship to the community.
Learns the purpose, methods, and related functions of the treatment program.

Attends seminars,in-service training classes, and lectures to become familiar with various psychological and medical conditions and appropriate treatment services and functions.

Participates in staff discussions of the applications of psychological principles and techniques and presents case histories.

Interviews incoming clients, reviews medical and psychosocial histories, and prepares appropriate intake documentation.

Administers and participates in the interpretation of a range of psychological, cognitive, developmental, aptitude, and vocational-interest tests for purposes of diagnosis, treatment, and providing vocational counseling.

Participates in the development of psychological treatment plans and develops and maintains written client case histories integrating test interpretations.

Provides supervised psychological counseling and psychotherapy to clients.

Collects measurable outcomes data on clients receiving treatment.

correlative research doctoral dissertation.

May participate in research-related activities appropriate to the institution.

REQUIREMENTS:MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Current enrollment in a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
2 - Light.

Special Requirement Information:
Candidates must provide proof of enrollment in a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology accredited by the American Psychology Association with your application at the time of filing.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Special Information:
Past and present mental health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.

Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based upon application information, weighted at 100%. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher to be placed on the eligible register.

Vacancy Information:
The eligible register will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Mental Health as they occur.

Eligibility Information:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the eligible register and, will appear in the order of their score group for a period of at least twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility. No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Application and Filing Information
All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment Application online only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to the applications. This examination will remain open until the need of the services are met, and is subject to closure without prior notice.

You MUST complete the filing process ONLINE (via electronic submission) ONLY.

Instructions for Filing: A standard County of Los Angeles Employment Application for this examination must be completed online and submitted electronically. Applications electronically received after 5:00 pm, PST on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THEIR JOB APPLICATIONS AND UPLOAD REQUIRED OR ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS (e.g.,diploma/official transcripts, license) AS ATTACHMENT(S) AT THE TIME OF FILING.

Additional documents may be sent by email to exams@dmh.lacounty.gov , please include exam number and exam title in the subject line.

The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements. Please be sure your application indicates complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position. For each job held, give the name and addresses of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, total number of hours worked (full or part-time) and salary earned. Resumes showing training and experience may be attached to the Los Angeles County Application. All information and records are subject to verification.

Falsification of records can result in disqualification from the examination or termination of employment.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Department Contact Name: Joshua Goldman
Department Contact Phone: (213) 972-7046
Department Contact Email: exams@dmh.lacounty.gov
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099