Department of Psychiatry
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is among the nation's foremost resources in the field of child, adolescent and adult mental health. Psychiatry faculty members are recognized for their leadership roles in state-of-the-art, comprehensive and compassionate patient care, pioneering research, excellence in training the next generation of leaders, advancing public policy to advance mental health, and commitment to diversity.
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy (“DBT”) clinic, as part of the Young Adult and Family center, provides DBT to adolescents, young adults, and their families both individually and in collaboration with the consultation team and trainees in Langley Porter Hospital & Clinics at UCSF. In addition to working directly with patients, and providing supervision and training to the psychology and psychiatry trainees, the Psychologist II - Supervisor will also manage the DBT clinic and supervise clinic staff. The candidate will also perform other related duties.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.Required Qualifications
- Undergraduate degree
- Graduate degree
- Licensed in the state of CA as a Psychologist, LCSW, or MFT
- Five years of clinical experience post licensure; three years of experience participating in a standard outpatient DBT team
- Demonstrated ability to conduct individual, family, and group treatment in DBT model
- Demonstrated clinical skills with acute adolescent populations:
- Knowledge of safety/risk issues
- Knowledge of criteria for hospitalization and/or referral to residential treatment
- Ability to implement psychological tests and measures; knowledge of HIPAA, billing and documentation protocols
- Demonstrated ability to work well with multidisciplinary teams
- Demonstrated ability to manage a DBT clinical team:
- Ensure case coverage, productivity goals, caseload management for all staff, implement outcome measures, leadadherent DBT team
- Ability to periodically assess adherence and improve treatment fidelity
- Demonstrated skills and ability to manage Intake and Referral functions for a busy clinic
- Demonstrated clinical supervision; ability to supervise DBT model and other empirically supported treatments, such as CBT, Prolong Exposure, interpersonal psychotherapy
- Demonstrated ability to provide Direct Clinical Services:
- Formulate treatment plans and provide intensive psychotherapy utilizing DBT to multi-stressed and suicidal adolescents and their families
- Organize structure and conduct individual and family therapy sessions
- Co-facilitate DBT groups
- Clinician may also be asked to particpate in other adolescent services, such as individual treatment, assessment and specialty services such as Intensive Family Therapy
- Complete proper clinical documentation, including all necessary and assigned clinical records, within time frames
- Must have adequate technical literacy to be able to learn PsychConsult with adequate training, as well as to utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Knowledge of institutional policies, procedures, rules and practices. He or she must learn intake and billing procedures required by medical staff privileged employees
- Knowlege of clinic scheduling and HIPAA policies
- Capability of working with, and at times, leading a multidisciplinary team
- Demonstrated excellent attendance and reliability
- This is a medical staff membership appointment. Credentialing for Medical Staff privileges is required and can take up to 60-90 days for approval. Start date will coincide with final credentials approval date
Physical Demands: requires sitting, standing, walking, squatting, climbing stairs, lifting up to 20 lbs.
Note: Physical/health screening, fingerprinting and background check required.
- Intensively trained in DBT
- Two years of experience supervising DBT
- Demonstrated background knowledge and skills in research; ability to conduct research in a clinical setting
- Licensed in the state of California as a Psychologist, LCSW, or MFT
Equal Opportunity Employer
UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
Apply online at UCSF website