Clinical Psychologist University of Prince Edward Island Canada

Clinical Psychologist - Department of Psychology-Faculty of Arts 

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, July 9, 2018
Date of Posting: 
June 22, 2018
Department of Psychology
Clinical Psychologist
Full-Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The Department of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island is seeking a Clinical Psychologist to work within a newly established Psychology Training Clinic which will serve as a primary placement for clinical training of graduate students in the new Doctor of Psychology program.  The psychologist will work solely within the psychology clinic which, in turn, operates within a multidisciplinary health center that will include physical medicine, psychiatry, nursing and potentially other health-related professionals. The psychologist will report directly to the Associate Director Clinical Experience.


• In the first year of the appointment the primary responsibility will be direct clinical work with UPEI students, faculty and staff
• As PsyD students become ready for practicum placements during the second year of the appointment, the primary responsibility will be supervision of graduate students in the Psychology Training Clinic which may include involvement in clinic outreach beyond UPEI. Some direct clinical service will also be required

Within these two broad responsibilities the Psychologist will be expected to supervise or directly engage in the following:

• Provide a wide range of assessment, diagnosis, treatment and consultation services for a variety of mental health needs of varying severity, working within a multi-disciplinary health center team. Clients will be students, faculty and staff of the University, with the objective to expand to the broader community. Clients will be diverse in cultural background and in other group and personal identities
• Perform diagnostic interviews (structured and unstructured) with clients to collect relevant information which will aid in the diagnosis of mental health problems and illnesses
• Choose, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests to assess cognitive abilities, achievement levels, attention abilities, emotional functioning, personality functioning, and mental health disorders within scope of practice
• Create comprehensive psychological reports which integrate all relevant material and provide useful recommendations to the client and other systems
• Use substantive knowledge of numerous areas including development, mental illness, cognitive functioning,  behaviour, medical co-morbidity, and substance abuse; analyze and interpret the information to formulate clinical impressions and to develop and, as appropriate implement, treatment plans
• Maintain and protect confidential records and case reporting consistent with policy, procedures, and ethical standards, as part of the case management process
• Plan and implement evidence-based initiatives designed to promote mental health and prevent disorder
• Perform other duties as required


• Applicants must have a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology, with training and supervised practice with child, youth and adult populations. Considerable experience with university-aged clients will be considered a strong asset
• Applicants must be eligible for registration with the PEI Psychology Registration Board; registration will be required as a condition of employment. Where currently registered, must be a member in good standing

In addition applicants must have:

• A foundation of knowledge and / or experience that will allow for the development and delivery of highly competent clinical supervision of psychology graduate students providing mental health treatment and psychological assessment services
• Considerable experience in independent practice, including knowledge of the processes and procedures which characterize an independent psychology clinic
• Demonstrated substantive knowledge of, and practice in, conceptualization, assessment and evidence based therapeutic approaches to mental health treatment
• Demonstrated proficiency in core clinical competencies in mental  health treatment, which include: psychological testing, client-clinician relationship formation,  professionally autonomous and accountable, clinical assessment and formulation skills, and therapeutic interventions with individuals, groups and families and clinical case management, consultation, application of research to practice, and application of ethical principles and standards of conduct
• Demonstrated effective professional skill including: time management, interpersonal skills, oral and written skills, effective team building skills, collaborative and consultative practice skills
• A working knowledge of: Mental Health Act, DSM , FOIPP, Consent to Treatment Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Child Protection Act, Psychologists Act and other legislative frameworks as needed
• A working knowledge of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists and PEI Psychologists Registration Board Code of Conduct
• Demonstrated strengths in clinical work with cultural and other group and personal diversities
• Demonstrated strengths in situating clinical assessment treatment and consultation within a broad framework of mental health wellness, promotion and illness prevention
• The successful applicant must provide a satisfactory criminal record and vulnerable sector check prior to beginning employment

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website ( Applications will not be accepted via email. 

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.

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