Job Description

Payroll Title:
Eating Disorder Clinic
Hiring Pay Scale
$105,172.56 - $138,497.04 / Yr
Executive Drive
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Saturday

#129782 Eating Disorder Treatment Psychologist

Filing Deadline: Thu 5/30/2024

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Under direction of the Program Director, the Psychologist will serve as a primary therapist for the adolescent 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $105,172 - $138,505 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $50.37 - $66.33

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