Clinical Unit Psychologist

Falls Church, Fairfax, Virginia
May 05, 2017
Jun 09, 2017
Full Time

Clinical Unit Psychologist

We are looking for a psychologist with experience and interest in applying evidence-based treatment approaches to the treatment and recovery of individuals with persistent and severe mental illness to join our dynamic clinical team.  Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute serves a diverse population in the Northern Virginia region and leads the region in the promotion of hope and recovery for individuals who have mental illness.   NVMHI encourages collaboration among its clinicians and promotes an environment of innovative thinking, shared leadership and ongoing professional development.  Unit Psychologists work as part of an interdisciplinary team supporting the recovery of adults with severe mental illness in an inpatient setting. 

Duties include providing assessment to evaluate risk, participating in treatment planning and providing evaluation, treatment (group, individual, and family, behavioral) and consultation services.  Unit Psychologists also play a lead role in the case management and treatment of individuals adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity.  The successful candidate will have training and ongoing interest in the application of cognitive-behavioral strategies and behavioral interventions to the treatment of a range of disorders.  Opportunities for participation in research, training, and ongoing individual and peer clinical supervision are available in the context of quality patient centered care. 


·        Graduation from an accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology required. Previous experience working as a Clinical Psychologist in an inpatient setting strongly preferred. VA license as Clinical Psychologist strongly preferred. Experience CBT and DBT treatment interventions as well in behavioral analysis and application to various disorders, including trauma and dual diagnosis, are strongly preferred. Previous experience in forensic mental health treatment is a plus. A writing sample will be required at the time interview.

A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the selected candidate. Open until filled. For consideration, you must apply on-line at .

Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute Human Resources, 3302 Gallows Road Falls Church, VA  22042  EOE  


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