Job Description

Payroll Title:
Eating Disorder Clinic
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Chancellor Park
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#117148 Eating Disorder Treatment Psychologist

Filing Deadline: Fri 7/8/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/28/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/08/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under direction of the Program Director, the Psychologist will serve as a primary therapist for the adult program at the UC San Diego Health Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research. Responsibilities include: formulate treatment plans; assist with program development; utilize a wide range of therapeutic techniques to treat patients with eating disorder illness; organize, structure, and conduct group therapy sessions; develop treatment plans for eating disorder patients; serve as resource persons for many members of the treatment team; train and provide consultation to related staff professionals and paraprofessionals in clinical psychology; and prepare clinical reports.


  • A Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology and one (1) year of post-doctoral experience in clinical psychology and current valid license to practice Psychology in California.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience of specialized treatments for eating disorders.

  • Proven experience in providing therapy to individuals at several levels of care, including residential/inpatient, day treatment, outpatient, and IOP.

  • Experience in developing treatment plans for eating disorder patients, administering and interpreting psychological tests related to eating disorders.

  • In-depth knowledge and proven skill in provision of individual, group, and family psychotherapy.

  • Knowledge and skill in problem-focused psychotherapeutic interventions and a thorough working knowledge of DSM-5 categories and differential diagnosis.

  • Demonstrated experience in working with insurance companies to obtain treatment authorization, etc.

  • Excellent and appropriate interpersonal skills including listening and interpretive skills, in dealing with patients, families, caregivers, multidisciplinary team members and community professionals.

  • Strong written and verbal skills.

  • Capacity to develop and implement specialized programs.


  • Experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.


  • Must be able to work various hours, including early evening hours and Saturdays, and locations based on business needs.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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