Fort Hood covers a total of 340 square miles and rests in the beautiful 'hill and lake' country of Central Texas, between Killeen and Copperas Cove. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Fort 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: http://pao.hood.army.mil/.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
The incumbent works as an independent professional under the administrative supervision of Behavioral Health carrying out independent duties in accordance with (IAW) generally accepted psychological theories, methods, techniques, and practices. Assignments are received in broad terms with the expectation of autonomous implementation. The incumbent maintains full professional responsibility and individual accountability for professional decisions and actions. Incumbent’s findings, conclusions and recommendations are accepted as being professionally sound by colleagues and organization superiors.
Incumbent serves as Psychologist for the Clinic. Makes mental health diagnoses as appropriate in accordance with DSM-IV-TR criteria, or other, more current, accepted standards. Provides individual and group therapy, using various modalities as clinically indicated to include brief problem-focused psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and client-centered therapy. Assesses acute mental health conditions in beneficiaries who present with such issues. Maintains appropriate documentation of patient care in accordance with current unit and hospital SOPs; current DoD, Army, Federal and state regulations; and professional ethics. Maintains performance and conduct in accordance with current unit and hospital SOPs; current DoD, DA, Federal and state regulations; and professional ethics.
Assesses and provides crisis intervention for individuals and families. Other intervention skills may include capacity to perform stress management, relaxation training, assertive/social skills training, smoking cessation training, substance abuse identification and brief related interventions appropriate for primary care-based practice, weight reduction training, and brief interventions for mastery of anxiety, depression, post traumatic symptoms and post deployment stress symptoms. Participates in related quality assurance activities. Provides individual, couple, family, and/or group psychological counseling utilizing a variety of treatment modalities to child, adolescent, and/or adult patients. Provides psychological and clinical consultation to other professionals and paraprofessionals through established consultation channels. Personal contacts include, but are not limited to, contacts with other professional within the fields of counseling, psychology, social work, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, education and Army unit leaders. These contacts are for the purpose of gathering relevant data and providing consultation in order to facilitate the accurate assessment and treatment of referred patients.
Candidates will have completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral graduate program and an APA accredited predoctoral internship.
Fort Hood is nicknamed The Great Place because of the quality of life the post and area offer Soldiers and their families.
US Citizenship Required
Must be a licensed psychologist. A PhD, or manifestly equivalent degree from an APA approved program, and an APA approved internship. Subspecialty positions require additional training and experience.
Ability to lead patient care teams
Ability to provide Psychological consultation
Ability to provide treatment services