Licensed Clinical Psychologist

PRIME Pain Medicine Institute - Capitola, CA


P*RIME Pain Medicine *Instituteis seeking a licensed psychologist to join our team of clinicians in Capitola. We are a multi-disciplinary pain management practice providing treatment for a diverse population. We are firmly rooted in empirically-validated treatments tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients. PRIME Pain Medicine Institute has offices located in both Capitola and Salinas.

Expectations and Requirements
California license with a Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical psychology with qualifications in assessment, clinical care, report preparation, and clinical supervision.

Experience in psychological assessment and treatment of chronic pain utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic relaxation skills, and other integrative approaches.

Individual and group therapy expertise in the following:

Mind-body techniques that control the effects of pain

Decreasing dependence on pain medications and interventional pain treatment

Developing and maintaining active pain management skillI

Increasing functionality

Applicants should be familiar with evidence-based modalities including but not limited to:

Psychophysiological - Somatic Relaxation Skills, Biofeedback

Cognitive – Cognitive Distortions and Restructuring, Addressing Fear Avoidance Behavior, Catastrophic Thinking, Locus of Control

Behavioral – Managing Stress Reactivity, Self-Care, Goal Setting, Behavioral Activation, Diet/Nutrition, and Exercise

Psychosocial – Coping with Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Building Social Skills, Effective Communication Skills, Vocational Goal Setting

Substance Use/Abuse

Medication reduction approaches

Workers’ Compensation experience is a plus but not required - will train
Bilingual skills are of benefitbut not required

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • Doctorate (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement

Hours per week:

  • 30-39
  • 20-29