Psychologist - Primary and Specialty Care

Posted: March 13, 2019

Hennepin Healthcare has a current opening for a Primary Care/Specialty Care Psychologist. This position will be split 60% in the Adult Psychiatry Clinic and 40% at the Whittier Clinic (Primary Care). Spanish-speaking psychologists are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Champion primary care behavioral health
  • Triage patients with behavioral health concerns for appropriate assessment and/or treatment.
  • Consult to primary care providers to assist with management of the behavioral health needs of their patients on an urgent basis.
  • Complete brief and standard diagnostic assessments (may include brief psychological testing) for mental illness and co-occurring addictive or medical disorders.
  • Provide and communicate recommendations for psychological interventions (addressing their mental, chemical, and physical well-being)
  • Collaborate with the patient (and family as applicable) to develop a treatment plan to address identified goals in psychotherapy.
  • Confer with staff members regarding the treatment plans for clients.
  • Provide stage-wise (stages of change/treatment), culturally appropriate, empirically based psychological interventions in individual, family, and/or group modalities in an outpatient setting (familiarity with Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy preferred).
  • Perform health and behavior assessments and interventions for medical illnesses.
  • Exhibit time efficiency (20-45 minute appointments), flexibility, and ability to manage in a high paced primary care environment
  • Perform ADHD assessments or cognitive assessments (administer, score, & interpret) to assist referring providers with diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations.
  • Supervise and train entry-level clinical psychologists, and doctoral level interns/fellows.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology obtained from an APA-approved program with appropriate clinical training
  • Completion of an APA-approved internship
  • One year of supervised post-doctoral experience as a clinical psychologist in a mental health setting
  • Training appropriate to the area of specialization required
  • Certified (or eligible for certification) as a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Minnesota

Positions at Hennepin Healthcare are credentialed through the Office of the Medical Staff in accordance with its policies.

How to Apply


Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.