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Psychologist - Adult Mental Health

Job Description

Georgia Regional Hospital - Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Psychologist for Adult Mental Health.

Job Description: 

Job Description:

Collaborate with a multidisciplinary treatment team in a psychiatric inpatient setting with adults, whom often are experiencing severe and persistent mental illness. Evaluate behavioral, emotional and cognitive disorders through observation, interview, and interpretation of psychological tests. Apply theory relating to behavior and mental processes to formulate and administer programs of treatment including development and implementation of on-unit behavioral interventions, individual psychotherapy, and group interventions. Engage in supervision or otherwise participate in a pre-doctoral psychology internship program. Generally, the psychologist will assist clients in working toward the maintenance and enhancement of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and interpersonal functioning.

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

  • Identifies presenting issues and develops approaches to treatment for psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials.
  • Develops and implements individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy or other interventions.
  • Consults with multi-disciplinary treatment team, including the client.
  • Counsels individuals and groups regarding problems such as persistent symptoms, histories of trauma, impulse control, and interpersonal issues, in order to modify behavior and/or to improve personal, social, and vocational adjustment.
  • Uses behavioral observations, assessment data, and/or review of records to design specific recommendations for behavioral intervention.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of interventions, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, then modifies treatment plans and diagnoses as necessary.
  • Interacts with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.
  • Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social, and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families, and by reviewing records.
  • Provides psychoeducational materials to individuals to promote client empowerment and promote more informed decision-making.

Technical Competencies:

  • Knowledge of the standards, practices, and methods in applied clinical psychology.
  • Ability to use current, empirically-supported treatments and interventions.
  • Ability to use the systematic application of learning theory for behavioral interventions.
  • Knowledge of psychological tests, tools, and techniques (e.g. intellectual, cognitive, and objective personality assessments)
  • Ability to administer, score, and interpret psychological tests
  • Ability to interpret statistical measures, to prepare charts and graphs, and write clear, concise reports.

2 Open Positions  -  Secure Unit 2 and Secure Unit 3



A current Georgia license to practice Psychology

*License may be temporary, provisional, or permanent*


Preferred Qualifications

. Full and active Georgia License to practice psychology . Experience serving psychiatric inpatients and/or people with severe mental illness . Experience using applied behavior analysis or related learning principles for intervention . Experience conducting cognitive and personality assessments


In addition to a competitive salary (), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 19 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at Georgia Regional Hospital of Atlanta in Atlanta (Decatur), Georgia.

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Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to:

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Psychologist - Adult Mental Health If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.