This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more This position is assigned to the Behavioral Medicine Division, Mental and Behavioral Health Services (MBHS) within the Durham VA Health Care System (VAHCS) located in Durham, North Carolina. The incumbent has responsibilities focused on both evidence-based psychotherapy and assessments in behavioral management of chronic pain, using individual, and group therapy formats. He/she may also assist in the management of behavioral medicine and chronic pain referrals, if needed. The incumbent directly reports to the Division Chief of Behavioral Medicine and, ultimately, the Chief of Psychology. Provides evidenced-based psychotherapies in individual, family, couples, and group formats for a wide-range of Veterans with chronic pain. Provides clinical supervision to Psychology practicum students, interns or fellows (or unlicensed Psychology staff). Designs and implement effective treatment strategies. Contributes to the didactic training series for trainees and staff for medical residents and for other disciplines. Incorporates new clinical procedures related to professional psychology and behavioral health Work Schedule: Full Time, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Monday - Friday Compressed/Flexible: At the discretion of management Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychologist/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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