Licensed Psychologist - Cohen Veterans Network
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Licensed Psychologist

Licensed Psychologist

Silver Spring, MD

The Licensed Psychologist will be an integral member of MFC clinical team. He/she/they will report to the Deputy Director and will provide evidenced-based CBT-informed targeted short-term therapy services for clients of the MFC. The psychologist will have training and experience provision of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for trauma and PTSD, individual (adults and children), couples, and family therapy and be skilled at delivering evidence-based care. The psychologist will have experience working with a military population and knowledge of military culture and unique mental health needs of veterans and military family members. The population treated at the Cohen Clinic is multicultural and diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Clinicians have the opportunity to treat under-served groups of veterans, including women veterans and LGBTQ+ veterans and family members. Accordingly, applicants with training, experience, or interest in multicultural/diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment and working with diverse populations would be a good fit for the position.

Additionally, the psychologist will assist with supervision of psychology doctoral students, and as such will have 1-2 years prior experience with clinical supervision (independent or layered supervision).

Schedule: Hybrid schedule. Mix of remote and in-person work. Flexible schedule.


Administration, Management, and Operations

·        Collaborate and coordinate with the caregiver, physician, director, case management and all other disciplines, as needed, to provide the best care to patients

·        Manage full caseload of veteran and family members and complete accurate and timely documentation in the electronic health record

·        Actively participate in weekly clinical, supervision, and administrative meetings

·        Assist with provision of clinical supervision of doctoral students and post-doctoral psychologist trainees

Clinical Care

·        Provide direct evidenced-based targeted short-term CBT-informed mental health services and referrals for veterans and their families. Perform and document client screenings, psychosocial assessments, and progress and referral information. Scheduled approximately 30 hours of face to face client time per week.

·        Conduct clinical intake assessments on veterans and family members

·        Provide individual, couples, and family therapy to patients, with a focus on delivering evidence-based treatments

·        Provide treatment in compliance with state and federal guidelines as well as Center policies, protocols and procedures

Training Opportunities include:

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (6 month certification program)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (6 month certification program)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Levels I and II)
  • Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (intensive supervision and training)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (certification track)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (basics via Beck institute, Beck supervisor on staff for individual supervision) and additional CBT related training
  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide (consultation and advanced training)
  • Layered/Group supervision of graduate students
  • Supervision and clinical practice hours towards full licensure in Maryland and near-by states.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children

Critical Competencies

Exceptional Communicator: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via oral and written means. Ability to present a positive and friendly demeanor to veterans, their families, staff, and clinic support personnel, funders and the general public. Ability to develop and provide oral presentations

Team Player: Ability to work as part of an effective multidisciplinary team

Exceptional Clinician: Proven capacity to deliver results through short-term therapy programs. Ability to identify and assess high risk veterans or family members and provide appropriate acute care intervention.

Technical: Ability to learn and appropriately utilize the electronic health record. 

Decision Making:  Ability to think analytically and evaluate the impact of case management recommendations. Ability to set work priorities and to evaluate and create solutions to work related problems

Ability to Succeed in a Not-for-Profit Environment: Demonstrated experience working successfully within a highly collaborative and collegial organization. Comfort rolling one’s sleeves up and engaging in day-to-day operations. Passion for and commitment to ESDCMDVA’s mission


·        Education: Ph.D. or Psy.D in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

·        Must be currently licensed to practice in the state of Maryland, Virginia, DC, or West Virginia or hold current PsyPact status.

·        A minimum of two years full-time post-doctoral experience.

·        Minimum of one year provision of clinical supervision at the doctoral level. Experience may be through layer or independent supervision. Preference for clinicians with formalized training (classwork, supervised supervision, workshops) in clinical supervision.

·        Experience working with or managing the care of adults, children, couples, or families

·        Experience in PTSD diagnosis and treatment

·        Experience and training in providing cognitive behavioral therapy required. Preferred experience in short-term targeted therapy models.

·        Veterans, service members and military family members are strongly encouraged to apply and are invited to note their military connection in their cover letter, if desired.

·        Experience working with diverse communities is strongly preferred. Individuals who identify as BIPOC or as a part of historically under-represented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply and are invited to identify their culture, identity, or background in their cover letter, if desired.

·        Working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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