Behavioral Health Therapist, Psychology, SMVH

Sharp Healthcare San Diego, CA

This position will be located in Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA


This is a per diem float pool position. Hours will vary from zero to 80 in a two-week pay period, depending on need. The employee must be available to work some weekends. Will work 8-hour shift or less.

Required Skills and Qualifications

* Masters degree in counseling, psychology or related field

* Three years' experience in psychiatric treatment setting

* Demonstrated competence using CBT, DBT, and/or ACT in a Psychiatric setting

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

* Completed or currently enrolled in an APA accredited Doctoral program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology (i.e., awarded or working toward a PhD, PsyD or EdD)

* Completed or currently enrolled in an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship program in Clinical Psychology

* Experience and training in an inpatient psychiatric setting

* Expertise in group therapy

* Expertise in one or more of the following:

* Assessment and treatment of severe Psychopathology in adults

* Assessment and treatment of severe Psychopathology in children and adolescents


Sharp Mesa Vista (SMV) is expanding the psychology team so that we are able to provide comprehensive clinical programming on all units, seven days per week. Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, the Behavioral Health Therapist (BHT) will provide assessment and behavioral/cognitive-behavioral treatment on an as-needed basis. The per diem BHT will be offered hours on an ad hocbasis,usually to assumetheduties of another BHT or psychologist who is on leave, or to assist in times of unusuallyheavyworkloads. In patient programming would be prioritized, however, the BHT could be offered hours in outpatient and residential units if staffing needs arise. All BHT will register with the CA Board of Psychology as psychological assistants under the supervision of one or more of SMV's licensed psychologists.

The Psychology Department at Sharp Mesa Vista is home to an APA-accredited internship in clinical psychology as well as training for advanced doctoral students from APA-accredited schools and APPIC-Approved postdoctoral fellowships.

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, anxiety, thought disorders, substance abuse or other 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.

Additional physical Requirements may be discussed during the interview

Sharp HealthCare is proud to be 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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