Clinical Psychologist Clinical Privileges

Diagnose, provide treatment and consultation to children, adolescent, and adult patients who suffer from mental, behavioral, or emotional disorders. Assess patients to determine the nature, causes, and potential effects of personal distress; of personal, social, and work dysfunctions; and the psychological factors associated with physical, behavioral, emotional, nervous, and mental disorders, through interviews, behavioral assessments, and the administration and interpretation of tests of intellectual abilities, aptitudes, personal characteristics, and other aspects of human behavior relative to the disturbance. Clinical psychologists may provide care to patients in the intensive care setting in conformance with unit policies. They may assess, stabilize, and determine disposition of patients with emergent conditions consistent with medical staff policy regarding emergency and consultative call services. The core privileges in this specialty include the procedures on the following procedure list and such other procedures that are extensions of the same techniques and skills.