STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B18

Class No. 4469

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATE II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) psychological work. Work involves psychological testing, programming, diagnosing, counseling, reporting, and research. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Administers and interprets psychological instruments.

Plans and implements psychological activities.

Conducts individual and group psychotherapy.

Conducts training programs.

Interviews clients, recommends treatment, and prepares reports.

Participates in conferences for diagnosis and treatment planning.

Participates in research projects and program evaluations.

Prepares behavior analyses, and designs and monitors behavior modification and skill acquisition plans.

Assists in the development and implementation of individualized program plans.

Assists in conducting research and disseminating findings.

Assists with quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to psychological service provisions.

May review reports for completeness and accuracy.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in counseling or psychological work.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a master’s degree in psychology or a related degree.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of psychology and related disciplines; and of psychological tests, measurements, and treatment techniques and practices.

Skill in interviewing, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to interpret diagnostic interviews and test data, to conduct individual and group psychotherapy, to analyze behavioral deficits, to develop plans for implementing and monitoring rehabilitation activities in skill acquisition and behavior management, to communicate effectively, and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be a Licensed Psychological Associate in the State of Texas or a reciprocity state.


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Revised 9-1-17