Clinical Psychologist

Job ID
# Positions
Behavioral Health
Salary Range
$85,816 to $111,560
Recruitment Bonus
Relocation Assistance
Student Loan Repayment



Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

Fort Hood, TX


The Carl R. Darnall Healthcare System, located at Fort Hood, Texas, values evidence-based, patient and family-focused care to military personnel, beneficiaries and their families. Situated in Bell County just north of Austin, the Killeen/Temple area is home to more than 370,000 residents and serves as the gateway to the farmed Texas hill country. A great to place to live and work, the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area was ranked the best performing economy in the nation.


Bell County offers cosmopolitan amenities combined with down-to-earth country style. Residents enjoy convenient access to natural wonders, shopping, entertainment and history. The region offers exciting recreational activities and entertainment with Belton Lake, natural parks, golf courses, Vive Les Arts Center for the Performing Arts and more. The Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater is among the largest facilities of its kind. Each year residents look forward to the Central Texas State Fair hosted by the Bell County Expo Center.


Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center


Ft Hood is nicknamed The Great Place because of the quality of life the post and area offer Soldiers and their families. Ft Hood covers a total of 340 sq miles and rests in the beautiful 'hill and lake' country of Central Texas, between Killeen and Copperas Cove. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Ft Hood is the ideal location because of warm winters and hot summers. The nearby lakes, Belton and Stillhouse, offer year round outdoor recreation activities. Please visit:


This position is for the Embedded Behavioral Health (EBH) initiative. This work involves treating soldiers with a broad range of behavioral health concerns in specific combat divisions at various locations around the world.


Preferred candidates will have completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral graduate program and an APA accredited predoctoral internship.


Key Requirements

  • A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.
  • May be required to work weekend call duties and evenings.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens



As a Clinical Psychologist in Embedded Behavioral Health (EBH) at Fort Hood, you will:

  • Provide individual and group therapy, using various modalities as clinically indicated to include brief problem-focused psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and client-centered therapy.
  • Assess acute mental health conditions in beneficiaries who present with such issues.
  • Screen and interview patients, perform bio-psychological social evaluations using expert knowledge of general and specific concepts, principles, procedures, and practices relating to psychological counseling.
  • Evaluate overall effectiveness of therapeutic effort and institute changes to increase effectiveness of therapeutic efforts.


Candidate must have completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral graduate program and an APA accredited predoctoral internship.


Degree: Successful completion of a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.


Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.  To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.


Licensure: A current, active, valid, and unrestricted clinical license to practice Pscyhology independently offered by a U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, territory, or jurisdiction is required.


Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


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