Position title
Clinician, Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD

The Clinician will provide evidence-based treatment to veterans, particularly those who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and their families. The Clinician will have training Cognitive  Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and should be skilled at offering treatment in a measurement-based, time-limited treatment environment. Clinician must have background and training in utilizing evidence-based interventions in the assessment and treatment of mood disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and adjustment disorders. Qualified candidates will be proficient in providing individual, couples, and family therapy, with an
emphasis on delivering evidence-based care. Certification or documented proficiency in one or more in one or more of the following EBPs: PE, CBT and CPT is required at time of hire or within a year of employment


• Provide evidence-based treatment and assessment for veterans and their families.
• Performs and documents patient’s screenings, psycho-social assessments, and progress and referral information.

• Conduct clinical intake assessments on veterans and family members as needed.

• Provide individual, couples, and family psychotherapy to patients, with a focus on delivering evidence-based treatments.
• Collaborates and coordinates with the caregiver, physician, director, case management and all other disciplines to provide the best care to patients as needed.
• Attend weekly clinical, supervision, and administrative meetings.
• Provide services via tele-health platform, as required.
• Perform other duties as required.


• A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or (Psy.D.) degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited psychology program.
• Shall have completed an APA  accredited internship/residency in professional psychology; or a Master’s degree in social work and licensed to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); or a Master’s degree in counseling and licensed to practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); or a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and licensed to practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

Required Qualifications

• A minimum of three years’ experience working with adults, children, couples, and families
• Knowledge in DSM-IV/DSM-V diagnoses
• Experience in PTSD diagnosis and treatment
• Certification or documented proficiency in one or more of the following EBPs:
• Experience working with military populations and/or Veterans is strongly preferred.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Must be highly organized and detail oriented.
• Posses and maintain a current license to practice psychology, social work, counseling and/or marriage and family therapy.
• Access to daily use of a vehicle without prior notice and possess a valid driver’s license.
• Availability and willingness to travel to various locations and with such frequency as the business need dictates.
• Availability to work nights, weekends and holidays as required to meet business needs.
• Employee should expect to work two evenings a week and some weekend days during the month to accommodate the schedules of the clients being served in addition to regularly scheduled hours.
• Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others.
• Working knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel; PowerPoint and Access a plus.
• Strong math skills.
• Knowledge of clinical services and community resources.

Job Benefits

VVSD offers competitive pay and benefits including 12 paid holidays a year, paid vacation and paid sick leave, pension, health insurance, dental and vision plans.

Please Note:

  • If you were a client of VVSD, you must have been out of all programs for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Veterans Village of San Diego is an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Employment Type
Full Time
Non Profit
Job Location
Date posted
October 17, 2019
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Position: Clinician, Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD

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