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Clinical Psychologist - BH, COG/DBT OP, SMVH

Job ID: 109372 Date posted: April 20, 2021

  • Sharp Mesa Vista
  • Psychologist Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Per Diem



The Clinical Psychologist performs psychological/diagnostic assessment and evidence-based treatment for mood, anxiety, thought, neurocognitive, intellectual, and personality disorders and behavior problems. Provides empirically-supported treatments. Develops and provides staff training to enhance clinical knowledge and skills as necessary. Provides specialized clinical training for psychology trainees, including supervision /mentorship as needed per APA, APPIC, and BOP guidelines. Demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional-development. 

The Cognitive treatment Program at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital is a highly intensive treatment program that treats adults and older adults experiencing depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. The program offers a support therapeutic setting for patients experiencing significant disruption in daily living and takes a short term, group-oriented, cognitive-behavior approach.

As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 149 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 250 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1963, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.

Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offers outpatient programs throughout the community.


This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County



Per diem position.  8-hour variable day shift; no weekends 


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • PsyD, PhD from an APA accredited doctoral program in psychology OR an EdD from a doctoral program in psychology

  • Current California Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)

  • Current BLS certification for Health Care Providers issued by the American Heart Association

  • Three years recent clinical experience

  • Demonstrated competence in group, individual and family therapy

  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and oral and written presentation skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional-development

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Completion of an APA doctoral internship in clinical psychology

  • Completion of a postdoctoral fellowship in a relevant specialist area such as mental illness, trauma, psychosocial rehabilitation, cognitive behavior therapy

  • At least one year experience (pre or post licensure) providing group therapy

  • One year of recent clinical experience with the CBT model

  • Expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Sharp HealthCare 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, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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