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Regular, Full Time

Location: London, Ontario

Deadline: 2021-08-03

Posted: 2021-07-21

Reporting to the Manager, Mental Health Care Team, the Psychologist’s responsibility is two-fold. First, the role will provide oversight of the individual supervision to practicum/residency students, including meeting with their assigned supervisee a minimum of one hour per week and providing clinical supervision regarding the student’s clinical work at their practicum site at Western’s Health and Wellness.
Second, the Psychologist draws upon extensive training, experience, a large body of theory and research, and well-developed consultative networks to formulate, collaborate, implement and evaluate individualized treatment plans for students. The Psychologist provides evidence-based counselling and psychotherapy, including triage and crisis support to a diverse student population.
The focus of the clinical work is primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) orientation, however the psychologist should be familiar with additional modalities of evidence-based treatments. These treatment plans are focused towards outcomes that prevent and relieve psychological distress and dysfunction, which interfere with a student’s safety, health, academic functioning and engagement within the university context, utilizing a variety of psychological methods and treatments. This work contributes to the planning and coordination of Western’s mental health services, as well as the research and development mandate.
The Psychologist also consults with administration, faculty, and staff towards building broader community and personal capacity in responding to mental health needs, and provides direct clinical training as part of the academic curriculum.
- Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counselling Psychology
- Current membership in good standing as a Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
- Current professional liability insurance
- 5 years' of clinical or counselling psychology experience in assessment and treatment of emotional, cognitive, and behavioural problems
- 5 years' of experience and proven competency working with adolescents and young adults
- Experience supervising doctoral-level students, interns and other clinical trainees in a clinical setting
- In-depth experience with psychological testing and report writing across diverse populations
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Demonstrated familiarity of anti-racism and diversity issues, with a clear understanding of the importance of creating an inclusive environment in a post-secondary environment
- Familiarity with relevant legislation, trends and best practices related to diversity, equity, human rights and anti-oppression theory in the provision of clinical services
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in one or more of the big five therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Psychoeducation and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
- Proven expertise in group and individual interventional skills and in treatment of individual problems including concurrent disorders
- Capacity to provide supervision and training to psychology students in placement
- Ability to be self-directed and autonomous with advanced decision making, problem identification and problem solving skills
- Strong organization and time management skills with an ability to adapt effectively and efficiently in a rapidly changing therapeutic and organizational environment
- Ability to work as part of a clinical departmental team and as a collaborative member of the Western campus community
- Proven flexibility and ability to adapt to change and demonstrated commitment to competence in interpersonal relationships, assessment and evaluation, intervention, consultation, and research