Careers in Mental Health
Franz A. Kubak, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Certified Forensic Evaluator
- Administers, scores, and interprets psychological assessment data.
- Evaluate intellectual, personality, and social functioning of patients
- Diagnose and make treatment recommendations for patients experiencing symptoms of mental illness.
- Create reports of findings and recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, or discharge
- Formulate treatment plans
- Collaborate with physicians, clinicians, nurses, therapists, and allied health professionals as a part of interdisciplinary teams
- Provides in-service training to agency staff on topics related to psychological
treatment of patients; serves as a resource in training of program and hospital staff; trains graduate psychology students in assessment, psychotherapy, treatment planning, and basic counseling skills.
- Provides consultation to agency staff in areas of research, training and direct services
- Provides information and explanation concerning patient/resident treatment during pre-trial conferences, trials, and hearings
Ph.D., or Psy.D.
- License issued by State of Oregon Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners
- Empathetic active listening skills
- Clinical knowledge, skills and abilities in working with persons with mental illness
- Ability to function independently and as a part of a patient-centered interdisciplinary
- Highly attentive to detail, confidentiality, and accuracy
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Private practice
- Medical hospitals
- Outpatient clinics
- Academic and industrial research
- Government and community agencies
- Civil and criminal courts
- Corrections facilities
- Military facilities
- Rehabilitation facilities
- Schools (k-12 – universities)
The Psychologist oversees and evaluates specialized treatment programs with members of patient-centered interdisciplinary teams to design and implement treatment plans best suited for patient recovery. Being a Clinical Psychologist is a multifaceted line of work; primary responsibilities include the assessment, education, and treatment of patients with mental health care needs. Through an understanding of behavioral patterns and patient motivations, the Clinical Psychologist develops care plans, provides therapeutic services including assessment, diagnosis, individual and group therapies, and other treatments according to patients needs, symptoms, and diagnoses.
History at OSH
In 1956, a psychology internship was approved at OSH with the hope that it would expand the hospital’s potential for psychological testing and improve group therapy protocols. Today, many psychologists at the hospital continue to revolutionize the treatment of patients making the hospital a leader in the recovery care model.
For more information on the educational pathway to this and other healthcare careers follow this Link to the Educational Resource page.