How to Hire a Clinical Psychologist

Does your growing business need a Clinical Psychologist? A licensed Clinical Psychologist uses research based approaches to facilitate psychological healing.

Here are some tips to help you find great Clinical Psychologist candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $56.59 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $19.50$89.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Clinical Psychologist?

Adding a new Clinical Psychologist to the staff can help you:

• Take on more patients
• Free up the patient workload so that more time can be allotted for existing patients
• Add a new therapeutic focus or expand the patient population to include a particular specialty, e.g., Autism, BCBA, etc.

Skills to look for in a great Clinical Psychologist

The ideal Clinical Psychologist candidate will have, at a minimum, the skills and abilities listed below:

• A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
• Be licensed in the particular state to practice Clinical Psychology
• Knowledge of various diagnostic assessments for the specific target population
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Works well with a variety of different people including colleagues, administrative staff (when applicable), and patients
• Interpersonal awareness

Writing a Clinical Psychologist job description

A thoughtfully written description is important if you want to attract highly qualified Clinical Psychologist candidates. A comprehensive Clinical Psychologist job description includes a summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and both the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Clinical Psychologist jobs, such as:

• Licensed Clinical Psychologist
• Clinical Psychologist
• Licensed Psychologist

Interviewing Clinical Psychologist candidates

The best candidates for Clinical Psychologist positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Diagnostic and other psychological assessments (personality, intellectual, cognitive)
• The therapeutic approach they use, e.g., CBT, DBT, etc.
• The clinical relevance of their academic research

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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