Clinical Psychologist in Waltham, Massachusetts
Diagnoses or evaluates mental and emotional disorders of individuals, and administers programs of treatment. Advises and administers programs of treatment to mentally and emotionally disturbed individuals to help them with adjustments to their lives; aids medical and surgical patients deal with illnesses or injuries; assists in treating rehabilitation patients; and treats individuals in times of personal crisis, such as a divorce or death of a loved one. Interviews patients and studies medical and social case histories. Observes patients and selects, administers, and interprets intelligence, achievement, interest, personality, and other psychological tests to diagnose disorders and formulate plans of treatment. Treats psychological disorders to effect improved adjustments utilizing various psychological techniques, such as milieu therapy, psychodrama, play therapy, and hypnosis. Selects approach to use in individual therapy, such as directive, non-directive, and supportive therapy, and plans frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy. May collaborate with Psychiatrist and other specialists in developing treatment programs for patients. May instruct and direct students serving psychological internships in hospitals and clinics. May develop experimental designs and conduct research in the fields of personality development and adjustment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. May serve as a consultant to industrial, social, educational, welfare, and other agencies on individual cases or in evaluation, planning, and development of mental health programs. May specialize in behavior problems and therapy, crime and delinquency, group therapy, individual diagnosis and therapy, mental deficiency, objective tests, projective techniques, or speech pathology.