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#79387 Eating Disorder Treatment Psychologist

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 3/2/2017

University of California - San Diego Medical Centers San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Doctoral Degree


UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment or Special Selection: Apply by 12/1/15 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible ACCES or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Special Selection.


The UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

As a university-based program, the UCSD Eating Disorders Program provides state-of-the-art treatments based on research and new understandings of eating disorders. Our adult program follows the evidence-based approach of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and our adolescent program utilizes a Family Based Treatment approach (FBT; also known as the "Maudsley" Model) in addition to DBT. Our dynamic team of researchers and clinicians is very dedicated to staying at the forefront of eating disorder treatment.

Under general supervision of the Program Director, the incumbent will serve as a psychologist for the UCSD Adult Eating Disorders Program. Responsibilities include: In conjunction with the other Program Director, oversee day to day Adult program operations, formulate treatment plans; utilize a wide range of therapeutic techniques to treat patients with eating disorder illness; organize, structure, and conduct individual and group therapy sessions; develop treatment plans for eating disorder patients; serve as a resource for members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team; train and provide consultation to related staff professionals and paraprofessionals in clinical psychology; and prepare clinical reports.



A Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology and a current license to practice psychology in California.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience of specialized treatments for eating disorders (Family Based Treatment/Maudsley, Radical-Openness DBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).

Demonstrated experience in providing therapy to individuals with eating disorders at several levels of care, including residential/inpatient, day treatment, outpatient, and IOP.

Demonstrated training and proficiency in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Demonstrated experience in working with insurance companies to obtain treatment authorization.

Demonstrated knowledge and skill in problem-focused psychotherapeutic interventions and a thorough working knowledge of DSM-IV categories and differential diagnosis.

Demonstrated experience in being flexible and in managing multiple tasks efficiently.

Strong written and oral skills. Good organizational skills. Capacity to develop and implement specialized programs. Ability to direct and supervise others as well as function as an effective team member.



Overtime and weekends may be required.

Background check clearance prior to employment.

Pre-employment physical and TB test required.