Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Clinical Psychologist job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Teaching
  • Medicine
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Research
  • Clinics
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychiatry
  • Healthcare
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Behavioral Health
  • Psychological Testing
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression Treatment
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
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Resume Skills: Techniques

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Behavioral Modification
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Psychoanalytical Therapy

Resume Skills: Therapeutic Approaches

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Systemic Therapies
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy

Resume Skills: Software

  • SPSS
  • Psychiatric EMR software
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Teletherapy platforms
  • TherapyNotes
  • SimplePractice
  • eClinicalWorks
  • PsyDx
  • EHR/EMR Systems
  • Teletherapy Platforms
  • Electronic Health Records (Epic, Cerner)
  • HIPAA compliant teleconferencing tools
  • MS Office Suite
  • Electronic Appointment Reminder Systems
  • EHR/EMR Software
  • PsyD
  • TheraNest
  • Advanced Excel
  • REDCap
  • Neurobehavioral Systems
  • Medicare's DDE system
  • Psych Advantage

Resume Skills: Clinical

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Psychoanalytical Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Neuropsychological tests
  • Depression Treatment
  • Anxiety Treatment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Resume Skills: Assessment Tools

  • Rorschach Inkblot Test
  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
  • Clinical Interview
  • MMPI
  • WAIS
  • Rorschach
  • thematic apperception test
  • neuropsychological assessments
  • projective tests
  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-IV)
  • Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)

Resume Skills: Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German

Resume Skills: Diagnostic Tools

  • DSM-5
  • Clinical Assessments
  • Psychometric Testing

Resume Skills: Psychiatric Evaluation Tools

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5)
  • ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders
  • Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM)
  • Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90)

Resume Skills: Assessment Techniques

  • Psychometric Testing
  • Clinical Interviewing
  • Functional Analysis
  • Rorschach Test
  • Thematic Apperception Test
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Sample Clinical Psychologist Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
Clinical Psychologist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded July 2019 - Present
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Implemented Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to successfully reduce depressive symptoms of 323 patients by 65%
Integrated family therapy strategies in the treatment course that enhanced familial relations of over 250 families
Formulated and executed a feedback-informed approach and cut treatment amendment time by 30% leading to shorter treatment periods
Conducted group therapy for various demographics resulting in a significant decrease in crisis situations by 42%
Enlisted in clinical research, contributing to the development of new therapeutic methodologies, proving effective with 80% of trial participants
Coached.com January 2015 - June 2019
Clinical Psychology Leader
Designed effective psychological assessments for 1200+ patients leading to tailored treatment plans
Developed and led a team of 20 psychologists, increasing the department’s efficiency by 35%
Led regular workshops on Mental Health Counseling, increasing staff proficiency, resulting in 40% increased positive patient feedback
Regularly conducted detailed psychological testing, enabling the introduction of new treatment procedures
Columbia University Medical Center December 2009 - December 2015
Clinical Psychologist
Rendered psychotherapy to diverse age groups, improving mental health status by 50%
Performed 90+ clinics each week maintaining a 95% satisfaction rate
Improved patient turnaround by 30% through efficient clinical supervision
Taught clinical psychology classes to psychology interns, enhancement of performance by 60%
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2009
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Specialization in Clinical Psychology
Resume Worded University May 2007
Master of Arts in Psychology
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Thesis: 'Effective Interpersonal Techniques in Clinical Practices'
SKILLS
Clinical Skills: Psychotherapy, Neuropsychological tests, Depression Treatment, Anxiety Treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy
Psychological Assessment Tools: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), Clinical Interview
Techniques: Client-Centered Therapy, Behavioral Modification, Play Therapy, EMDR Therapy
Software: TherapyNotes, SimplePractice, eClinicalWorks
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Publications: Co-authored 'Innovative Approach in Treating PTSD' published in the American Journal of Psychology
Volunteering: Provided free psychotherapy sessions for underserved populations through the Resume Worded Foundation
Professional Development: Attended annual American Psychological Association (APA) conference - 2015-2020
Your Name
Psychotherapy Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded August 2018 - Present
Senior Psychotherapy Specialist
Devised personalized psychotherapy treatment plans, decreasing reported emotional distress by 60%
Led bi-weekly group therapy sessions helping reduce crisis calls by 35%
Directed a series of mental health counseling workshops, improving staff performance indicators by 45%
Streamlined the psychological assessment process, reducing time taken by 20%
Collaborated in psychiatry research contributing to 2 peer-reviewed publications
Coached.com March 2012 - July 2018
Psychiatrist
Oversaw the treatment of 600+ patients annually, reducing hospital readmissions by 40%
Implemented Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with 80% success rate
Organized regular inter-departmental meetups to foster interdisciplinary knowledge sharing boosting overall departmental success rate by 30%
Played a leading role in three clinical research projects, featured in esteemed journals
New York State Psychiatric Institute June 2007 - February 2012
Mental Health Counselor
Provided behavioral health sessions to 40 patients weekly, improving their mental stability by over 50%
Assessed, diagnosed and treated a range of psychiatric conditions within a diverse patient population
Pioneered a family therapy approach, leading to a 20% increase in patient recovery rates
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2007
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology
Dissertation: Managing Severe Mental Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide.
Resume Worded University June 2005
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Specialization in Psychotherapy Techniques
Award: Top 5% of class
SKILLS
Clinical Skills: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Advanced), Psychoanalysis (Advanced), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Intermediate)
Therapeutic Techniques: Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Exposure Therapy
Diagnostic Tools: DSM-5 (Advanced), Clinical Assessments, Psychometric Testing
Software: Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, PsyDx, EHR/EMR Systems, Teletherapy Platforms
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Psychoanalyst, Board Certified in Psychiatry
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Psychological Association; Member, American Association of Professional Psychiatrists
Conferences & Workshops: Regular participant and speaker at global psychology and psychiatry conferences
Publications: Published 15+ articles in peer-reviewed journals on subjects related to psychotherapy and mental health
Your Name
Psychiatry Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded September 2015 - Present
Senior Psychiatry Specialist
Applied evidence-based strategies for 220 patients with post traumatic stress, reducing symptoms by a half
Optimized psychological testing practices in the department, enhancing diagnostic accuracy by over 60%
Championed the treatment of 500+ patients with severe mental conditions each year, decreasing relapse rate by 30%
Played a significant role in 4 clinical research projects, steering the development of innovative treatment methodologies
Performed regular clinics and check-ups for 100 patients, maintaining 98% patient satisfaction
Coached.com February 2011 - August 2015
Lead Psychiatrist
Led a team of 15 therapists, increasing the team's efficacy by 26%
Implemented a cognitive behavioral therapy program that helped 80% of participating patients find relief from symptoms
Successfully managed a caseload of over 200 patients annually with diverse psychiatric disorders
New York Presbyterian Hospital June 2006 - January 2011
Mental Health Counselor
Developed insightful counseling session strategies, thereby reducing patient anxiety levels by 35%
Conducted educational psychology courses, thus enhancing students' academic performance by 40%
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University May 2010
Doctorate in Psychiatry
Specialized in Adult Psychiatry
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2006
Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology
Focused on Counseling and Therapeutic Methods
Part-time alongside counseling role at New York Presbyterian Hospital
SKILLS
Therapeutic Techniques: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Advanced), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (Advanced), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (Advanced), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (Intermediate), Motivational Interviewing (Advanced), Play Therapy (Intermediate)
Psychiatric Evaluation Tools: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5), ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM), Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90)
Software: Electronic Health Records (Epic, Cerner), HIPAA compliant teleconferencing tools, MS Office Suite, SPSS, Electronic Appointment Reminder Systems
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
OTHER
Certifications: Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHPC), Psychiatry Neuroimaging Academy Certificate
Awards: American Psychiatric Association (APA) Distinguished Psychiatrist Award 2018, Patient's Choice Award 2017
Volunteering: Crisis Text Line Volunteer, Mental Health America Virtual Volunteer
Projects: Established and lead 'Healthy Minds' youth mental health initiative (2015-present)
Your Name
Mental Health Clinician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Coached.com January 2022 - Present
Senior Mental Health Clinician
Conducted comprehensive mental health assessments for 200+ clients, utilizing evidence-based methods to accurately diagnose and suggest interventions.
Formulated and implemented therapeutic treatment plans for individual/group therapy, enhancing clients' coping mechanisms by 70%.
Significantly reduced crisis situations by implementing Crisis Intervention strategies, diminishing client distress events by 55%.
Conducted weekly individual counseling, incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and leading to an improvement in client mental health.
Supervised a team of 5 Associate Clinicians, ensuring adherence to case management protocols and providing regular clinical supervision.
Resume Worded January 2019 - December 2021
Associate Mental Health Clinician
Led Group Therapy sessions for clients suffering from Mood Disorders, leading to significant improvements in client communication and interpersonal skills.
Conducted large scale community sessions on mental health, reaching out to 1000+ individuals.
Worked closely with multidisciplinary teams to manage complex cases, ensuring seamless delivery of mental healthcare.
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Institute March 2021
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
Earned Certification while employed at Resume Worded, pursued in an online, part-time capacity
Resume Worded University June 2018
Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Specialization in Trauma Counselling
Awards: Dean's List 2016, 2017 (Top 5%)
SKILLS
Therapy Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Assessment Tools: MMPI-2, MCMI-IV, TAT, Rorschach inkblot test
Software Proficiency: MS Office Suite, Advanced Excel, Theranest, SimplePractice, TherapyNotes
OTHER
Certifications: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certification (2023), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Mental Health First Aid Instructor, American Mental Health Counselors Association (Board Member)
Accomplishments: Recipient, Mental Health Excellence Award, The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Your Name
Psychology Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Coached.com January 2022 - Present
Senior Psychology Specialist
Evaluated, diagnosed and suggested necessary interventions for 300+ patients, resulting in improved healthcare outcomes.
Led the implementation of a ground-breaking Acceptance & Commitment Therapy protocol, improving symptom management by 60%.
Championed crisis interventions strategies, reducing client distress situations in the community by over 45%.
Facilitated Psychology-based workshops for over 200+ professionals, educating them about Mental Health.
Monitored a team of 5 Psychology Specialists, promoting a collaborative working environment and maintaining industry best practices.
Mental Health Agency January 2018 – December 2021
Associate Psychology Specialist
Assessed psychological conditions of clients and developed individualized therapeutic treatment plans.
Worked proactively in community mental health, managing 350+ cases.
Developed a unique Mindfulness-based program, which was adopted by the agency and resulted in improved mental well-being of 100+ clients.
EDUCATION
SKILLS
Psychological Assessment Tools: Rorschach Inkblot Test, Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), Beck Depression Inventory
Counseling Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Family Systems Therapy
Software: SPSS, MS Office, Google Workplace, Paro, Practice Fusion
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French(Basic)
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Psychologist from American Board of Psychologists (2018), Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Awards: Coached.com ‘Star Performer’ Award (2022), ‘Psychologist of the Year’ by Mental Health Agency (2020)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Mental Health Counselor at Senior Care Centers, Mentor for undergraduate psychology students at Resume Worded University
Publications: Authored 'How childhood experiences influence adolescent mental health' in American Journal of Psychology (2021)
Your Name
Psychotherapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded March 2022 - Present
Senior Psychotherapist
Designed a comprehensive psychotherapy program for 500+ clients, leading to improved mental health outcomes.
Incorporated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in individual & group therapy sessions, improving client coping mechanisms.
Initiated Crisis Intervention strategies effectively reducing the rate of distress events by 60%.
Conducted weekly family therapy consultations, enhancing interpersonal relations amongst family members.
Led a team of 6 junior psychotherapists, ensuring best practices and maintaining high levels of patient care.
Psychotherapy Institute January 2018 – February 2022
Psychotherapist
Implemented psychological assessments and individual and group counseling sessions with a focus on mental health counseling.
Cooperated with multi-disciplinary teams in Behavioral Health to ensure patient-centered care.
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University December 2017
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Specialized in Mental Health Counselling
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Deans' List 2013, 2014
SKILLS
Therapeutic Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family and Marital Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques
Assessment Tools: MMPI-2, MCMI-IV, PAI, WAIS-IV, NEO Personality Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)
Software: Psychotherapy Notes, SimplePractice, Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, Skype
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), Certified in EMDR Therapy
Continuing Education: Advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Volunteering: Pro-bono Mental Health Counsellor, Resume Worded Community Clinic (2019-2021)
Publications & Projects: Co-authored 'Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Adolescent Mental Health', Published in the Journal of Mental Health (2021)

How do I add skills to a Clinical Psychologist resume?

1
Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Clinical Psychologist posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Psychological Assessment, Mental Health and Psychotherapy are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

2
Add industry skills like Clinical Psychology and Group Therapy.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Clinical Research, Psychology and Family Therapy - into your resume if they're relevant.

3
Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Life Transitions, Teaching and Clinical Supervision - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

4
Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Clinical Psychologist, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Clinical Psychologist Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Clinical Psychologist job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Clinical Psychologist Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Clinical Psychologist Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Clinical Psychologist job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What hard skills should you include on a Clinical Psychologist resume?

Some popular Clinical Psychologist hard skills are Psychotherapy, Psychology, Mental Health, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Group Therapy, Family Therapy and Clinical Research.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Life Transitions, Teaching, Medicine, Clinical Supervision and Counseling Psychology can also be good to include on your resume.

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