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#90330 Staff Psychologist

Extended Review Date: Tue 5/29/2018

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/11/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments of psychiatry in the country with cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering challenging career opportunities with potential for growth and a dynamic learning environment to its talented and dedicated employees.

Under general supervision, the psychologist will provide psychological services for patients in the UCSD Division of Clinical Psychiatry Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Hoarding Program and General Psychiatry Program. Services include: diagnostic evaluations, treatment planning, individual therapy, and supervision of trainees; group and individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related “Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders,” including Hoarding Disorder, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), trichotillomania, skin-picking, and tic disorders; and family interventions. The psychologist will formulate psychiatric diagnoses, develop, and implement treatment plans for patients, and will provide crisis intervention services and referrals. The psychologist will participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team and clinic site.


  • Possession of a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and valid licensure as a clinical psychologist as determined by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

  • Training and experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with OCD and related OC Spectrum disorders, such as trichotillomania, body dysmorphic disorder, compulsive Hoarding, and tic disorders, as well as comorbid neuropsychiatric disorders.

  • Skill and experience in conducting specialized cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), in both individual and group settings, for patients with OCD and related OC Spectrum disorders such as Tourette's Syndrome, Trichotillomania, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and Compulsive Hoarding.

  • Strong demonstrated experience in providing psychological services such as diagnostic evaluations, treatment planning, individual therapy, group and individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related “Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders.

  • Strong demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact with patients, general public, and other clinical and medical staff.

  • Strong demonstrated writing skills for completing medical records and preparing various clinical reports.

  • Knowledge of community, mental health and social services.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct psychiatric and functional assessments and formulate DSM-IV diagnoses.

  • Proven ability to plan and conduct treatment interventions for psychiatric disorders, as well as family interventions. Knowledge and skill in problem-focused psychotherapeutic approaches.


  • Proven ability to present, speak at conference, group and the general public events to advocate for the programs.


  • Must have completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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UC San Diego School of Medicine
Payroll Title:
PSYCHIATRY/Community Clinical Programs
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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HX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.