Inpatient Psychologist/Faculty - Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC) Juvenile Justice Unit Program Director

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Inpatient Psychologist/Faculty - Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC) Juvenile Justice Unit Program Director

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230000RA

Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesofMcGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houstonis seeking qualified psychologists to join our excellent faculty team atUTHealth Houston Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC)and the newly openedJohn S Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center at UTHealth Houston.

Inpatient psychology faculty provide evidence-based individual, family, and group psychotherapy services and psychological assessments as part of the HCPC Psychology Services team. The position also provides opportunities for exceptional teaching and clinical supervision for psychology predoctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, practicum students, and psychiatry residents. Be a part of a robust collegial atmosphere that fosters collaboration, innovation, and teamwork! Texas Mental Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness opportunities are available for eligible inpatient faculty!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Direct and oversee multidisciplinary evidence-based treatment and programming for juvenile justice-involved youth.

  • Complete referral screenings, and conduct intakes, as well as group, individual, and family therapy.

  • Proficient administration of psychological testing to juvenile justice-involved adolescent patients and completion of assessment reports promptly when needed.

  • Provide training and consultation to staff regarding milieu and behavioral management.

  • Supervise and teach psychology trainees including interns, practicum students, fellows, and psychiatry residents.

  • Participate in clinical, research, and educational missions of the department.

  • Work effectively within a multidisciplinary setting, and in collaboration with the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department


  • PsyD or PhD in clinical, counseling, or school psychology from an APA-accredited program.

  • Eligibility for or ability to maintain a license as a psychologist in Texas.

Clinical experience with both adults and children/adolescents preferred.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.