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Job Description:

  • 1) Counsels individuals or groups regarding psychological or emotional problems, such as stress, substance abuse, or family situations, using evaluative techniques, and develops and implements therapeutic treatment plan in medical setting: Interviews patient to obtain information concerning medical history or other pertinent information.

  • 2) Observes client to detect indications of abnormal physical or mental behavior.

  • 3) Selects and administers various tests, such as psychological tests, personality inventories, and intelligence quotient tests, to identify behavioral or personality traits and intelligence levels, and records results.

  • 4) Reviews results of tests to evaluate client needs.

  • 5) Plans and administers therapeutic treatment, such as behavior modification and stress management therapy, using biofeedback equipment, to assist patient in controlling disorders and other problems.

  • 6) Changes method and degree of therapy when indicated by client reactions.

  • 7) Discusses progress toward goals with client, such as controlling weight, stress, or substance abuse.

  • 8) Consults with medical doctor or other specialists concerning treatment plan and amends plan as directed.

  • 9) Conducts relaxation exercises, peer counseling groups, and family counseling during clinical therapy sessions.

  • 10) Refers client to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling.

  • 11) May conduct research in treatment and test validation.

  • 12) May develop evaluative studies of therapy and therapy outcome.




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Job Number: 1951