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ABOLISHED 02/02/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-11 - Psychologist (Various Specialties) Consolidated Series

ABOLISHED 02/02/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-11 - Psychologist (Various Specialties) Consolidated Series

California State Personnel Board Specification

Series established May 31, 1972

Scope

This consolidated series specification describes classes which are concerned with providing psychological services within the Department. Specific classes have been established for the following specialties:

 

Psychologist (Various Specialties) Series Specification - Class Titles and Codes
Schem Code Class Code Class
XL55 9849 Psychologist (Clinical)
XL75 9835 Psychologist (Educational)

Job Description

Persons in these specialty classes apply psychological knowledge and techniques to the problems of mental and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults; conduct various forms of group and individual therapy, including behavior modification and psychotherapy; select, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests; consult with medical personnel regarding patient status; evaluate and report on current and new programs; participate in staff, and professional meetings; serve as consultants to other agencies and groups; may work with community groups to develop supportive resources and conduct mental health education; may participate in training programs for other staff and volunteers; may participate in interviews for the selection of personnel; initiate, design, collaborate and report on psychological research or program evaluation; may write articles for publication; and may compile and analyze statistics.

 

This consolidated class series is distinguished from the licensed Psychologist (Health Facility Various Specialties) consolidated class series by the fact that it is not used in a health facility.

 

While all Psychologists will be involved in a wide range of psychological services, staff assignments will differ among the three specialties in both kind and emphasis:

Clinical

The psychological aspects of mental disability, its alleviation, change and study

Educational

Learning and achievement and the psychological aspects of training, remedial and special education

Minimum Qualifications

Clinical

Experience: Completion of the equivalent of one full year of supervised training (1800 hours) in a university approved internship in clinical psychology. and

 

Education: Completion of all requirements for a Doctoral Degree from a recognized college or university with specialization in Clinical or Child Clinical Psychology. [Graduates of foreign universities except Canadian, and graduates of unaccredited universities must meet the educational requirements for State licensure as a Psychologist as evidenced by a written statement from the Psychology Examining Committee of the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance. This statement will also be required to determine the sufficiency of an academic specialty believed equivalent to those mentioned here. (Applicants who are within six months of receiving their degree will be admitted to the examination, but will not be eligible for appointment until receipt of the degree and completion of the internship or additional experience as specified under "Additional Qualification".)]

Educational

Experience: Completion of the equivalent of one full year of supervised training (1800 hours) in a university approved field experience in educational, developmental, mental retardation or school psychology in a mental health, mental retardation or closely related setting. and

 

Education: Completion of all requirements for a Doctoral Degree from a recognized college or university with specialization in Educational, Developmental or School Psychology; or Special Education or Mental Retardation with specialization in Psychology. [Graduates of foreign universities except Canadian, and graduates of unaccredited universities must meet the educational requirements for State licensure as a Psychologist as evidenced by a written statement from the Psychology Examining Committee of the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance. This statement will also be required to determine the sufficiency of an academic specialty believed equivalent to those mentioned here. (Applicants who are within six months of receiving their degree will be admitted to the examination, but will not be eligible for appointment until receipt of the degree and completion of the internship or additional experience as specified under "Additional Qualifications".)]

Additional Qualifications

All Classes:

The internship, field experience, research, or project must be in addition to practicum work associated with specific academic courses or the doctoral dissertation. (One full year of experience in the practice of the appropriate specialty under the close supervision of a Ph.D. level Psychologist of the same specialty may be substituted for the required internship, field experience, research, or project provided it follows two years of graduate study in psychology.)

Knowledge and Abilities

All Classes:

Knowledge of: (With particular reference to their specialty) psychological theories and research; principles, techniques, and problems in developing and coordinating a specialized psychological treatment program; principles, techniques and trends in psychology with particular reference to normal and disordered behavior, human development, motivation, personality, learning, individual differences, adaptation and social interaction; methods for the assessment and modification of human behavior; characteristics and social aspects of mental disorders and retardation; research methodology and program evaluation; institutional and social process, group dynamics; functions of psychologists in various mental health services; current trends in the field of mental health; professional training; community organization and allied professional services.

 

Ability to: Plan, organize, and work in a specialized psychological treatment program involving members of other treatment disciplines; provide professional consultation and program leadership; teach and participate in professional training; recognize situations requiring the creative application of technical skills; develop and evaluate creative approaches to the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental disabilities to the conduct of research, and to the development and direction of a psychological program; plan, organize, and conduct research, data analysis and program evaluation; conduct assessment and psychological treatment procedures; secure the cooperation of professional and lay groups; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; and speak and write effectively.

Special Requirements

All Classes:

Possession of scientific and professional integrity, emotional stability, patience, alertness, and tact.

Class History

Psychologist (Various Specialties) Series History - Dates Established, Revised, and Title Changed
Class Date Established Date Revised Title Changed
Psychologist (Clinical) 05/31/1972 04/11/1979 04/11/1979
Psychologist (Educational) 05/31/1972 04/11/1979 04/11/1979
  Updated: 10/11/2017
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