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University of Miami Per Diem Psychologist in Miami, Florida

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The Department of Pediatrics has an exciting opportunity for a Per Diem Psychologist. The Psychologist (N)* evaluates patients for mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. Moreover, the incumbent diagnoses disorders, including nature and extent, and determines the appropriate course of treatment. An employee in this position works closely with coalition partners to conduct assessments, provides individual and group counseling, provides consultation and case management to centers, coordinates training and technical assistance, and meets the goals and objectives of the department. The Psychologist also assists with data analysis and manuscript preparation and presentation. This position works in conjunction with and under the direct supervision of the Director and Associate Director of the UM PCIT Program and Director of UM Team COACH.

  • Identifies psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues, and diagnoses disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials.

  • Develops and implements individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.

  • Interacts with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning actions to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.

  • Discusses the treatment of problems with clients.

  • Utilizes a variety of treatment methods, such as psychotherapy, hypnosis, behavior modification, stress reduction therapy, psychodrama, and play therapy.

  • Counsel’s individuals and groups regarding problems, such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations.

  • Performs timely, complete, and legible documentation of services provided.

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and accuracy and completeness of diagnoses and modifies plans and diagnoses.

  • Provides individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, design and implementation of individualized behavior plans, competency groups, psychological assessments and evaluations, and psycho-education.

  • Completes and submits reports in time frames designated and follows-up on all recommendations pertaining to responsible areas.

  • Supervises and trains the psychology students and the clinical team.

  • Serves as a consultant to the multidisciplinary teams.

  • Provide in-person/virtual/hybrid PCIT/PCIT-CALM services to families in Miami-Dade County

  • Assist with/leading grant applications and manuscripts.

  • Support ongoing PCIT/PCIT-CALM research-related tasks (e.g., data monitoring and cleaning, analyses, etc.).

  • Provide coaching and technical assistance to providers.

  • Facilitate communities of practice and trainings.

  • Develop training materials for community providers (e.g., courses, resources, etc.)

  • Provides expert testimony in court proceedings and serves on committees.

  • Oversees the collection of data on target behaviors.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


  • Doctorate degree in relevant field

  • Certification in relevant specialty or field

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

  • Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure.

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.


The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here ( for additional information.

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