Psychologist (PhD, PsyD) - Comprehensive Epilepsy Center


Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
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The Institute of Living, one of the first mental health centers in the U.S., remains one of America’s leading not-for-profit centers for patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorder. Through our dedicated, experienced and skilled clinicians, we provide patients and their families with the highest quality of personalized care. Programs are offered for children, adolescents and adults struggling with mental illness as well as offering services specializing in Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Geriatric Services.

The Division of Health Psychology at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is pleased to announce a position opening for a full time psychologist in the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Epilepsy Center. The position will be embedded within the Epilepsy Center but reflects a collaboration between Hartford HealthCare’s Neuroscience Institute and the Behavioral Health Network, which includes six hubs throughout the state. The Epilepsy Center has undergone significant growth in the past several years and is providing the highest level of care for people with seizures. Our mission is to maintain convenient, rapid access for people with seizures anywhere in CT, coordinate their care to achieve the best outcomes, and to provide all necessary services including neuro-surgery when appropriate.

Job Summary
This is a very collaborative position, closely connected to the Epilepsy Center providers, all of whom are aligned in the core mission of optimizing quality of life for people with epilepsy. Seizures are one of many factors affecting quality of life, and often a secondary issue after mood disorders, disempowerment, PTSD, or other psychosocial sequelae. The psychologist will work closely with a psychiatrist and a social worker to craft a strong program to support the behavioral health of our population, and combat the biological and social barriers faced by our patients. In addition, the psychologist is considered an integral part of the Epilepsy Center, maintaining an office in the clinic, and regularly attending faculty meetings and refractory epilepsy conference. In addition, the psychologist will interface with other behavioral health specialists within the Neuroscience Institute, including psychiatrists and licensed clinical social workers, and will work to develop and enhance a behavioral health service line within the Institute, including developing a clinical and research oriented program for people with PNES.

Additional expectations for this role include coordination of care with the social worker to identify community psychiatric and Social Services resources, connecting patients with primary and specialty care providers, educating other providers about NES and epilepsy, and assisting patients in staying connected with community and state resources, school or vocational rehabilitation, volunteer opportunities, support groups such as the Epilepsy Foundation of CT and other community supports. Collaboration within the hospital system includes identifying needs and referring to in-house services including primary care, speech and occupational therapy, sleep medicine and nutrition.
Opportunities for research and training (psychiatry residents and fellows, psychology trainees) also exist and are an integral part of the psychologist’s role.

A synopsis of duties includes:
• Providing behavioral health services to adults, including diagnostic assessment and evaluation of treatment needs of medical patients on site, collaboration and consultation with medical providers, brief and evidence-based treatments for behavioral and mental health issues,
• Effective utilization of screening measures and assessment tools,
• Data management including tracking symptoms and treatment outcomes,
• Participating in program development,
• Developing and implementing psychoeducational materials for use in the medical setting,
• Participating in team meetings, case management and coordination, outreach and communication with outside providers,
• Independent maintenance of treatment records.


• Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD.) or Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from an APA accredited institution
• One year APA approved internship in Clinical Psychology
• Licensed to practice Psychology in the State of Connecticut
• Training and experience in clinical health psychology, integrated primary care or other medical settings
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Self-directed and capable of working independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
• Spanish language proficiency a plus

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As a Hartford Healthcare entity, The Hartford Hospital Institute of Living provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package and all the benefits of working in a thriving centrally located urban community:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs
  • Historic park-like grounds designed by Frederick Law Ohlmsted
  • Individual offices for full time clinicians

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

Full time
Salary Range
$75,000.00 - 126,000.00
per Year
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Hartford, CT 06102, US