Staff Forensic Psychologist

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Staff Forensic Psychologist

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Department of Psychiatric Medicine

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-07-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia's Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy (ILPPP) is seeking to hire a full-time Staff Forensic Psychologist. This position works in the ILPPP Forensic Clinic, conducting (independently, with colleagues, or with trainees) forensic mental health evaluations such as those addressing trial competence, legal sanity, violence risk, sexual offense risk, and similar referral questions from courts and attorneys. The incumbent will also conduct other forms of psychological assessments, such as pre-employment screening evaluations for police candidates, fitness-for-duty evaluations, and similar referral questions for clients of the ILPPP Clinic. The Staff Forensic Psychologist also provides testimony and consultation to courts, attorneys, and other agencies that the ILPPP Forensic Clinic serves. This position further provides supervision and didactic training to doctoral psychology students, law students, and forensic psychology fellows who are training in the ILPPP Forensic Clinic.

Qualified candidates must have a Doctorate in clinical psychology or related field and must have successfully completed a Postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology. Candidates must also have experience conducting forensic evaluations at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral (fellowship) level and working with persons with serious mental illness. A valid psychologist license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required by date of hire.

This position is restricted and contingent upon availability of funds.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Highly competent at providing forensic psychological evaluations, and preparing forensic reports for courts and attorneys.
2. Strong knowledge of psychological assessment strategies, psychiatric illness, and criminal law as related to mental health issues.

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