1. Are you a citizen of the United States?A. Yes
In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to perform the duties of this position.
2. Are you proficient in basic written and spoken English?A. Yes
The following questions pertain to your licensure and/or certification. Note: The Psychologist must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia
3. Are you licensed or certified by a state to practice psychology at the doctoral level?A. Yes
Licensure requirement may be waived by the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs for a period not to exceed two (2) years from the date of employment on the condition that the psychologist provide care only under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.
4. Are you a non-licensed psychologist and meet the eligibility requirements as stated above?A. Yes
The following questions pertain to your degree in Psychology and psychology internship training program. You must have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). AND have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA.
5. Do you have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association?A. Yes
6. Have you successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA?A. Yes
New Veterans Health Administration (VHA) psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Central Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern and (2) VHA facilities who offered full on-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirements.
7. Have you successfully completed a VHA internship program meeting the requirements above?A. Yes
The following questions pertain to your experience. In additional to meeting the basic requirement, you must also have experience that was obtained through employment as a psychologist or through participating in a supervised post-doctoral psychology training program that demonstrates 1) active professional practice that was paid/non-paid employment and/or 2) a full, current and unrestricted license. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current psychology practice and must also have been at the level comparable to professional psychology experience at the next lower grade. This experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral degree experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties performed.
8. Do you have post-doctoral experience demonstrating possession comparable to professional psychology practice skills as described in the paragraph above?A. Yes
9. Do you have experience that was obtained through participating in a supervised post-doctoral psychology training program as described above?A. Yes
Certification of Understanding - Select the appropriate answer to the statement below. Failure to provide an answer will result in your not being considered for this position.
10. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated and that responding "No" or providing no response to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.A. Yes, I understand the information provided above and certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.
KNOWLEDGE OF, AND ABILITY TO APPLY, ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES PERTAINING TO A FULL RANGE OF PATIENT POPULATIONS IN A CULTURALLY SENSITIVE MANNER.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES - This section evaluates your knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. For each task below, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
11. Interact with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal and social development and adjustment.
12. Provide interventions when appropriate, to relieve difficulties, provide support, and promote development and adjustment.
13. Provide individual and group therapy, psycho-education, and other services to a diverse population.
14. Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity and duration of therapy.
INCLUDING ALL AREAS RELATED TO PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH.
15. Discuss the course of treatment with clients and if appropriate, family members or caretakers.
16. Counsel individuals and groups to help them understand problems, define goals, and develop a realistic action plan.
17. Provide screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of depressive and anxiety-related disorders, as well as, other Axis I and Axis II conditions.
KNOWLEDGE OF CLINICAL RESEARCH LITERATURE.
18. Keep abreast of current knowledge of procedures, policies, directives pertinent to the practice of psychology.
19. Consult with medical staff and provide the treatment team with clinical information.
20. Consult reference material, such as textbooks, manuals, and journals to identify symptoms, make diagnosis, and develop approaches to treatment.
ABILITY TO DEVELOP COHERENT TREATMENT STRATEGIES AND INCORPORATE NEW CLINICAL PROCEDURES.
21. Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories to develop and incorporate treatment procedures.
22. Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and the accuracy and completeness of diagnosis, modifying plans and diagnoses as necessary.
23. Uses a variety of treatment methods, such as psychotherapy, behavior modification, stress reduction therapy, etc.
ADMINISTER, SCORE AND INTERPRET OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE PERSONALITY MEASURES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO STANDARDIZED INTELLIGENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT TESTS.
24. Develop a therapeutic plan based on an assessment of client's interests, abilities and needs, as well as, test results.
25. Administer and score standardized assessment tools, including tests.
26. Interpret and evaluate results of standardized assessment tools, including tests.
ABILITY TO INCORPORATE PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST FINDINGS INTO A THOROUGH COMPREHENSIVE REPORT INCLUDING DIAGNOSTIC SUMMARIES AND TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS.
27. Write clinical notes based on information obtained from psychosocial interviews and other sources.
28. Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, clinical notes, and other reference material to develop an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan and summary.