STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B21

Class No. 4472

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATE V

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) psychological work. Work involves overseeing psychological testing, programming, diagnosing, counseling, reporting, and research.  May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees and evaluates psychological activities.

Oversees, reviews, and implements research projects and program evaluations.

Oversees, coordinates, and evaluates training programs.

Administers and interprets psychological instruments.

Conducts individual and group psychotherapy.

Conducts research and disseminates findings.

Evaluates and oversees individualized program plans.

Interviews clients, recommends treatment, and prepares reports.

Participates in conferences for diagnosis and treatment planning.

Participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to psychological service provisions.

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

Reviews and evaluates reports for completeness and accuracy.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of 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, 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 plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of 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