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.
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.