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Becky Raines, Human Resources Coordinator
Treatment and Rehabilitative Services
2901 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(405) 962-6185 (405) 962-6170 (FAX)
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Unclassified Job Descriptor
Under general direction, performs professional work in the psychological diagnosis and/or treatment of patients in a state correctional facility.
Identifies and monitors the mental health status of seriously mentally ill inmates.
Provides group and individual counseling or psychotherapy with inmates; provides crisis and suicide intervention.
Evaluates mental health service delivery needs and makes recommendations for needed changes to include needs assessment of assigned cases.
Selects and administers a variety of psychological tests, including intelligence, personality, aptitude, and related tests; and interprets test findings to physicians, nurses, offenders, and other appropriate staff.
Provides special evaluation, counseling, and therapy to a selected inmate population, e.g., mental retardation, sex offender, substance abuser.
Attends conferences with psychiatrists, social workers, and other staff members for diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Prepares reports on findings, and interviews, including diagnostic opinions for use by the medical staff.
Supervises and assists in developing training programs for the recognition and handling of problems involving psychological, social, or personality adjustments; conducts in-service training programs for staff members and other professionals in the prevention, recognition, and management of psychological problems in mental, emotional, and social development and adjustment; trains designated correctional staff to administer departmental approved psycho-educational programs (e.g. Rational Behavior Training (RBT) and Interpersonal Communication Skills (IPCS), etc.)
Participates in psychological research projects to evaluate objectives, methods, and results of mental health interventions.
Participates as a representative of the agency in both lay and professional
conferences and meetings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of psychological theory; of methods of psychological counseling,
psychotherapeutic methods, case assessment methods, individual and group
counseling and testing; of projective techniques, statistical methods, and research
design; of community problems; and of special education of individuals with mental,
emotional, and social problems and mental retardation. Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships; to direct the work of others; to serve as a consultant
and/or function in an administrative capacity; to work with community groups and
agencies in developing programs and services; to exercise good judgement in analyzing
situations and making decisions; and to prepare special funding grants.
Education and Experience:
Statutorily Required: N/A
Completion of the curriculum requirements for a doctorate in
psychology (Ph.D., Ed.D., or D.Psy.) from an accredited college or university with a
specialty in clinical or counseling psychology or related area. This program shall
include one (1) calendar year of full-time or two (2) years part-time pre-doctoral
internship in a clinical setting. One (1) year of post-doctoral clinical experience may be substituted if the work is supervised by a licensed psychologist. Course work should
include training in psychological testing in both projective and objective techniques.
Job Code: 2043 DOC Pay Grade: Medical Statutory Reference: 74 O.S. § 840-5.5 or 5.11 Effective Date: 08-01-02