Psychologist Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

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  • Personal Development
  • Cognition
  • Mindfulness
  • Group Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Coaching
  • Healthcare
  • Neuropsychology
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  • Medicine
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  • Teaching
  • Microsoft Access
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Resume Skills: Therapeutic Techniques

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
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Resume Skills: Software & Apps

  • Psychological Record Keeping Softwares (TherapyNotes, SimplePractice)
  • SPSS
  • R
  • Statistica
  • Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
  • Psychiatric EMR software
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Teletherapy platforms
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Resume Skills: Assessment Tools

  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V)
  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III (MCMI-III)
  • Neuropsychological Testing
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Resume Skills: Professional Code of Ethics

Resume Skills: Psychological Assessment Tools

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Therapy Techniques

Resume Skills: Interviewing & Assessment

Resume Skills: Counseling Software

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Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2018 - Present
Senior Psychologist
Spearheaded a unique treatment regimen combining Mindfulness and CBT techniques that enhanced treatment outcome by 35%
Integrated IBM SPSS to streamline data analysis and increased research efficiency by 50%
Assessed and delivered psychotherapy to over 300 patients; 180 patients witnessed substantial improvement in mental health
Leveraged psychological assessments and psychological testing to develop customized treatment program, enhancing patient response by 30%
Piloted a Group Therapy model which aided overall personal development of patients by 40%
Mount Sinai Hospital February 2015 - March 2018
Clinical Psychologist
Bagged the 'Psychologist of the Year 2017' for successfully treating 200+ clients diagnosed with severe depression
Instituted a Neuropsychology-specific approach to address cognitive issues, improving patient cognition by 20%
Evaluated 50+ patients for psychiatric medication use, optimizing treatment plans and positively affecting 60% of the patients
Facilitated teaching sessions for junior professionals, increasing their proficiency in counseling psychology by 10%
Johns Hopkins Hospital October 2012 - January 2015
Inducted the use of EMDR technique, improving success rate for patients with PTSD by 30%
Aided healthcare professionals with effective psychological tools, supporting overall hospital patient care
Conducted 40+ psychological assessments aiding in accurate diagnosis and treatment planning
Resume Worded University June 2012
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) - Clinical Psychology
Dissertation: Exploration of cognitive-behavioral techniques in treating anxiety disorders
Resume Worded Academic Center November 2017
Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Part-time certification concurrently with work at Mount Sinai Hospital
Psychotherapy Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused CBT
Assessment Tools: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V), Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III (MCMI-III), Neuropsychological Testing
Software & Databases: Psychological Record Keeping Softwares (TherapyNotes, SimplePractice), SPSS, R, Statistica, Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
Professional Code of Ethics: HIPAA Compliance, American Psychological Association's (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Certifications: Certified in EMDR Trauma Therapy (2016), Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) by International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists (2015)
Awards: Research Paper awarded as 'Best in Clinical Research' at Resume Worded Annual Symposium (2019)
Volunteering: Mental Health Counselor, Resume Worded Community Center (2018 - Present)
Professional Affiliation: Active Member, American Psychological Association (APA, 2012 - Present)
Your Name
Counseling Psychologist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Lead Counseling Psychologist
Utilized cognitive-behavioral therapy to provide patients with insight into destructive patterns, leading to a 40% improvement in patient behaviors
Led Group Therapy sessions weekly, resulting in significant progress in social interaction and personal development among 50% of participants
Enhanced psychological assessment process through the inclusion of additional methodologies; saw a 45% improvement in diagnosis accuracy
Trained and mentored new graduate students in therapy best practices using the Microsoft Access database, increasing their skill level by 15%
Championed the use of EMDR technique among the counseling team, resulting in greater treatment success for patients with traumatic disorders by 30%
Stanford Health Care May 2016 - February 2019
Counseling Psychologist
Incorporated Mindfulness strategies into therapy sessions, improving patient stress and anxiety management by 25%
Led regular team briefings about recent research in Neuropsychology, enhancing team knowledge by 10%
Provided guidance in personal development leading to improved interpersonal relationships among 40% of clients
UC Health September 2012 - April 2016
Applied psychological testing principles in understanding the cognitive challenges faced by patients with mental health disorders
Spearheaded a project using IBM SPSS to analyze patient data, reducing the processing time by 35%
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2012
Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology
Specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Multicultural Counseling
Resume Worded University June 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Graduated Cum Laude
Relevant coursework: Counseling Techniques, Behavioral Neuroscience, Social Psychology
Therapy Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Humanistic Therapy, Exposure Therapy
Interviewing & Assessment Skills: Competency Assessment, Clinical Hypnosis, Dynamic Assessment, Psychometric Testing
Counseling Software: TheraNest, Quenza, TherapyNotes, TheraPlatform, Owl Practice
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Awards: Stanford Health Care Employee of the Year (2018), APA’s Early Career Achievement Award (2015)
Continuing Education: Participated in yearly continuing professional education workshops to stay current within field
Volunteering: Facilitator at Local Grief Support Group, Volunteer Counselor at Community Outreach Program
Your Name
Clinical Psychologist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
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 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%
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'
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
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]  •
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 March 2012 - July 2018
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
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
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
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]  •
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 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%
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
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)
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
Outpatient Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2020 - Present
Lead Outpatient Therapist
Designed, implemented, and led training programs addressing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques resulting in a 20% increase in effective methods used per session.
Introduced EMDR as an effective strategy for trauma cases, decreasing the average patient recovery time by three months.
Facilitated group therapy and family therapy sessions, contributing to the improved emotional resilience of 50+ clientele.
Supervised a team of 5 junior therapists and assisted in escalating complex case management issues, improving team efficiency by 25%.
Implemented Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in individual counseling sessions and observed a 15% improvement in patient overall mental wellbeing.
Acme Mental Health Services January 2018 - April 2020
Senior Outpatient Therapist
Developed and enforced behavioral health protocols resulting in a 40% reduction in crisis intervention referrals.
Managed the treatment plans of 100 unique mental health patients leading to a 80% improvement rate by the conclusion of therapy.
Increased accessibility to psychotherapy services by 30% through remote counseling sessions.
Resume Worded June 2015 - December 2017
Outpatient Therapist
Tailored PTSD therapeutic treatments for 50+ veterans and increased recovery results by 30%.
Increased patient satisfaction by 25% through the use of motivational interviewing techniques in counseling psychology.
Managed high-risk, complex social service cases with a 90% stabilization rate.
Resume Worded Institute May 2020
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
Gained in-depth understanding of various patient care models
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Thesis on the impact of integrative approaches in outpatient therapy and treatment planning
Counseling Techniques: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Multicultural Counseling
Therapeutic Tools: Biofeedback, Therapeutic Art, Play Therapy, Hypnosis, Therapeutic Astrology, Sand Play
Assessment Tools: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory, PCL-R for PTSD, Rorschach Inkblot Method, Thematic Apperception Test
Technologies & Software: Electronic Health Records (EHR) Software, Microsoft Office Suite, Teletherapy Softwares (Zoom, Skype,, SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach and Recovery), SPSS
Volunteering: Provided free mental health counseling to homeless and low-income families at local community centers
Publications & Blogs: Published various articles related to mental health and therapy on professional platforms such as MedCircle, Psychology Today
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Counseling Association; Member, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Self-Improvement & Continuous Learning: Attended and participated in various webinars, workshops, and seminars related to outpatient therapy, patient care, mental health advocacy
Your Name
Clinical Social Worker
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2020 - Present
Senior Clinical Social Worker
Promoted psychotherapy as a primary method, resulting in a 15% increase in cognitive function among patients with cognitive declining disorders.
Leveraged play therapy strategies in treating 70+ pediatric patients with emotional and psychological disorders leading to a 90% success rate.
Implemented a robust case management system, improving the efficiency of service delivery by 40%
Facilitated motivational interviewing counseling sessions yielding a 20% increase in patient commitment to treatment plans.
Directed a mental health team of 7, providing supervision and timely intervention to effectively manage stressful crisis situations.
State Healthcare Facility October 2016 - January 2020
Clinical Social Worker
Conducted trauma therapy sessions with sexually abused children which decreased symptoms of PTSD by 60%.
Led individual counselling sessions for patients with suicidal ideation, resulting in zero incidences of self-harm.
Achieved 25% improvement in patient recovery rates from alcohol addiction through effective behavorial health strategies.
Resume Worded June 2013 - September 2016
Associate Clinical Social Worker
Developed a multi-disciplinary approach to holistic mental health services, resulting in a 35% increase in patient engagement.
Reduced crisis intervention referrals by 20% through proactive case management.
Managed social service cases for elderly patients, reducing family related stress by 40%.
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Concentration in Clinical Social Work
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2013
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Minors in Psychology and Sociology
Awards: Resume Worded Fellow in Social Work Education (only 3 awarded to class), Dean's List 2011 (Top 15%)
Therapeutic Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychoanalysis, Play Therapy
Assessment Tools: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
Software: Electronic Health Records (EHR) Software, MS Office Suite, SPSS, Qualitative Data Analysis Software (Atlas.ti, NVivo)
policies & Procedures: HIPAA, Patient Confidentiality, Mandatory Reporting Laws, Governmental and Private Insurance Procedures
Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) (2016), Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling (2014)
Leadership & Volunteering: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (Board Member and Chair), Volunteer Counselor at State Mental Health Helpline (2013-2015)
Publications: Co-authored paper in Journal of Clinical Social Work entitled 'Innovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders'
Continued Professional Development: Completed continuing education courses in Trauma-Informed Care and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety
Your Name
Mental Health Counselor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE April 2019 - Present
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help 75+ patients with anxiety disorders reduce symptoms by 50%.
Directed family therapy sessions for 40+ families, promoting emotional well-being and familial harmony.
Designed and led group therapy sessions for patients with a range of mental health issues, leading to a patient engagement increase of 35%.
Managed crisis intervention for 200+ emergency cases, reducing hospitalization rates by 30%.
Developed customized mental health programs utilizing trauma therapy effectively resulting in a 70% improvement in patient mental health stability.
Green Valley Psychiatric Clinic February 2015 - March 2019
Associate Mental Health Counselor
Developed psychology-based treatment plans for 50+ patients improving individual mental health by 50%.
Provided counseling psychology services to adolescents, reducing school related stress by 40%.
Helped integrate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) into practice, improving patient feedback response by 30%.
Resume Worded September 2012 - January 2015
Junior Mental Health Counselor
Worked with diverse groups of people in providing mental health counseling, resulting in increased cultural competency and a 15% improvement in patient satisfaction.
Coordinated post traumatic stress treatments for patients from difficult backgrounds, documenting a significant reduction of symptoms in 80% of cases.
Improved patient follow-ups by introducing modernized case management strategies, thereby increasing patient engagement by 20%.
Resume Worded Institute April 2019
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
Specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Resume Worded University August 2012
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Focus on integrative health and nutrition in mental health
Recipient of the Counseling Excellence Scholarship (Top 5%)
Therapeutic Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Problem-Solving Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
Therapy Tools: TherapyNotes, SIMPLE PRACTICE, CentralReach, TheraNest, CounSol, ICANotes
Specialized Areas: Substance abuse, Trauma and stress-related disorders, Mood disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders
Certifications: Narrative Therapy Certification, Motivational Interviewing Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: President, American Counseling Association - Local Chapter (2017-2019), Volunteer Counselor, Homeless Community Outreach (2017-Present)
Projects: Initiated and led a project on exploring the impact of nutrition on mental health
Your Name
Counseling Psychologist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2017 - Present
Counseling Psychologist
Developed and implemented an effective mental health program, reducing staff stress levels by 30%.
Initiated psychotherapy group sessions that increased client satisfaction by 25%.
Conducted qualitative research to measure therapy effectiveness, providing actionable insights that improved therapy outcomes by 20%.
Streamlined patient intake processes, increasing efficiency and reducing patient wait time by 50%.
Created a series of self-help resources for clients, which were accessed over a thousand times in the first month.
University of Stanford August 2010 - April 2017
Senior Therapist
Worked with multidisciplinary team to implement a program evaluation strategy that improved patient satisfaction scores by 25%.
Secured grant funding of $75,000 for a mental health initiative aimed at lowering student stress levels.
Effectively conducted psychological assessments and outlined treatment plans for 500+ students. July 2004 - July 2010
Increased patient satisfaction scores from 50% to 90% through effective counseling techniques.
Brought in 50+ new clients through effective networking and reputation.
Resume Worded University May 2004
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) - Clinical Psychology
Thesis: The Impact of Regular Therapeutic Intervention on Mental Health Outcomes
Resume Worded Academic Center Jun 2002
Master of Arts - Mental Health Counseling
Focus area: CBT and Mindfulness-Based Techniques
Graduated summa cum laude
Therapeutic Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Clinical Hypnosis, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Psychodynamic Therapy
Psychological Assessments: MMPI, Rorschach Inkblot Test, Thematic Apperception Test, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration
Software and Tools: EMR & Billing Software, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SPSS Statistics, Python (base, pandas, seaborn), Qualtrics Research Suite, Theramanager
Certifications: Licensed Psychologist by The State Board, Certified as a Meditation Teacher
Professional Affiliations: Member of American Psychological Association (APA), The Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) member
Professional Development: Participated in Resilience-Building Leader Program
Publications & Research: Published research paper on 'Effects of Mindfulness on Psychosocial Well-being' in the Journal of Clinical Psychology
Your Name
Primary Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2022 - Present
Senior Therapist
Implemented Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) strategies with a caseload of 100+ patients, resulting in a 35% improvement in recovery outcomes.
Leveraged group therapy techniques to foster a collaborative and supportive environment, leading to a 25% decrease in patient relapses.
Supervised a team of 10 therapists, ensuring all treatments align with ethical guidelines.
Developed a new patient intake system which improved the accuracy of diagnosis by 50%.
Collaborated with multi-disciplinary care teams, coordinating holistic plans to enhance patient care and recovery.
Resume Worded March 2018 - December 2021
Addictions Counselor
Oversaw recovery management for a diverse patient pool of 120+ individuals battling substance abuse, achieving a 30% increase in successful recovery rates.
Established group and individual counseling sessions utilizing Motivational Interviewing techniques, resulting in enhanced patient engagement.
Implemented a comprehensive family therapy program that bridged communication gaps for 90% of participants, fostering healthier domestic environments.
Mental Health America April 2014 - February 2018
Clinical Social Worker
Provided crisis intervention for 300+ high-risk clients in emergency settings, contributing to a 40% decrease in incident rates.
Managed a challenging case load of dual diagnosis patients, leveraging both psychotherapy and medical interventions, enhancing recovery outcomes by 30%.
Resume Worded Institute January 2022
Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)
Certified by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)
Resume Worded University May 2014
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Specialization in Clinical Social Work
Therapeutic Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy, Play Therapy
Counseling Software: EHR Software, TheraNest, SimplePractice, Procentive, Clinicient
Crisis Intervention: ASIST, QPR, SafeTALK, Mandt System, Crisis Negotiation, CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
Assessment Tools: DSM-V, CAPS, SCID-5, PANSS, MINI
Certifications: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC)
Professional Affiliations: Member, National Association of Social Workers; Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Conference Presentations: Presented research on treatment methods for addiction disorders at the 2019 National Conference on Addiction Disorders
Volunteering: Volunteer therapist, Local Homeless Shelter
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2023 - Present
Senior Psychotherapist
Led psychotherapy sessions for 200+ clients with various mental health disorders, facilitating a 45% reduction in symptom severity.
Incorporated mindfulness techniques within therapeutic approaches, increasing patient self-awareness by 70%.
Collaborated with a diverse team of mental health professionals, developing comprehensive counseling strategies tailored to individual needs.
Conducted workshops on mental health and wellness attended by 1,000+ community members.
Facilitated transition of 50+ patients from inpatient to outpatient service, aiding continuous recovery and reducing hospital re-admissions by 20%.
Resume Worded April 2018 - January 2023
Clinical Therapist
Administered psychotherapy to a caseload of 150+ patients, achieving a success rate of 80%.
Identified and addressed conflict patterns in families using comprehensive family therapy techniques, resolving familial blockages for 75% of the patients.
Increased community awareness on mental health issues through 20+ outreach programs.
Family Services Agency June 2014 - March 2018
Family Therapist
Counseled 50+ families and couples, reducing relationship conflicts by 30%.
Delivered solution-focused therapy, enhancing relationship resilience in 70% of clients.
Resume Worded University February 2014
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Specialized in Family Therapy Techniques
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
Emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Part-time program alongside role at Family Services Agency
Therapeutic Techniques: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Play Therapy, Adlerian Therapy
Developmental Assessment Tools: Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Personality Assessment Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory
Data Analysis: SPSS, Data Coding, Quantitative Research, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent)
Certifications: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (2023), Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level II
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; Member, World Confederation for Mental Health
Publications: Co-authored 'Addressing Mental Health: A Practical Guide for Therapists' (2019), Published in Journal of Clinical Psychology (2016, 2017)
Continued Education: Completed 200+ hrs of continuing education in psychotherapy topics
Your Name
Mental Health Counselor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2023 - Present
Senior Mental Health Counselor
Assessed and treated 150+ clients with severe mental health disorders, reducing hospitalization rates by 20%.
Spearheaded deployment of a preventative care model for high-risk clients, resulting in a 30% decrease in emergency room visits.
Facilitated group therapy sessions that fostered peer support among 100% of group members.
Improved interdepartmental communication by conducting regular cross-functional meetings, assisting in 50+ case management scenarios.
Trained and mentored 5 junior counselors, creating a knowledgeable and cohesive team environment.
Resume Worded February 2017 - April 2023
Behavioral Health Counselor
Managed a caseload of 100+ behavioral health clients, achieving an overall improvement in patient recovery outcomes by 40%.
Implemented Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), addressing core issues and prompting behavioral change in 75% of patients.
Led crisis intervention efforts for 500+ emergency cases, reducing potential harm and providing immediate therapeutic care.
Addiction Treatment Solutions August 2013 - January 2017
Addiction Recovery Specialist
Counseled 80+ clients with addiction issues, facilitating a sobriety maintenance rate of 65%.
Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT) to counter addictive behaviors in clients.
Resume Worded University December 2012
Master of Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Specialization: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Resume Worded Institute April 2013
Certified Mental Health Professional (CMHP)
Completed part-time alongside role at Addiction Treatment Solutions
Clinical Skills: Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Substance Abuse Counseling, Trauma Therapy, Patient Assessment, Crisis Intervention, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Assessment Tools: DSM-5, MMPI-2, RAAPS, PHQ-9, SBIRT
Softwares & Platforms: EHR software, Microsoft Office, Google suite, Zoom, Teletherapy platforms
Professional Training: Trauma-Informed Care, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Ethical Decision Making
Your Name
Clinical Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2020 - Present
Senior Clinical Therapist
Implemented a successful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach that reduced patients' anxiety levels by 60% within 6 months
Improved patient recovery time by 30% by integrating Motivational Interviewing techniques into the therapy process
Pioneered a Family Therapy program, strengthening the emotional health of families and led to an 80% improvement in family-related patient issues
Effectively handled Crisis Intervention, preventing any major incidents among patients and improving clinic safety by 50%
Curated and led Group Therapy sessions, improving patient interaction and recovery rates by 40% within 1 year
Resume Worded February 2016 - December 2019
Clinical Therapist
Employed Behavioral Health strategies and Psychotherapy techniques that resulted in a 35% increase in patient wellbeing scores
Streamlined Case Management process, enhancing efficiency in patient handling, reducing therapy session delays by 45%
Transformed patient engagement with customized Individual Counselling strategies, witnessing a 40% increase in therapy success rates
Phoenix Mental Health Services July 2012 - January 2016
Associate Clinical Therapist
Adopted an empathetic approach in mental health counseling, improving trust and communication with patients by 25%
Contributed to the development of a Trauma Therapy module, successfully helping 50+ post-trauma patients regain normal life patterns
Consistently provided crucial support in critical Mental Health Interventions, reducing emergency instances by 30%
Resume Worded University June 2012
Master of Science in Psychology with a Focus in Clinical Therapy
Graduated summa cum laude (Top 5%)
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2010
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Minors in Sociology and Health Science
Awards: President's Scholarship Recipient (Full-Tuition Academic Scholarship), Beta Psi Honors Society Member
Therapy Methods: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Group Therapy, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Psychological Assessments: Mental Status Exam (MSE), Rorschach Inkblot Test, Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
Software: EHR Software (Epic, Cerner), Microsoft Office Suite, TheraNest, TherapyNotes, Telehealth Platforms
Regulations & Protocols: HIPAA, State and Federal Mental Health Laws, DSM-5, ICD-10
Certifications: State Licensed Clinical Therapist, Certified Mental Health First Aid Professional
Continuing Education: Routinely participate in professional development courses, latest being 'The Latest Advances in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)'
Publications & Presentations: Published research paper in Journal of Clinical Psychology: 'Effectiveness of DBT in Adolescents with Co-morbid Disorders'
Volunteering: Volunteer Clinical Therapist at the local community center, providing free therapy sessions to the underprivileged
Your Name
Mental Health Counselor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2021 - Present
Lead Mental Health Counselor
Incorporated Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques to patient therapy programs, reducing the severity of mental health crises by 55%
Leveraged psychology knowledge to enhance engagement with patients, improving treatment adherence rates by 40%
Conceptualized and established a successful Post Traumatic Stress management program, aiding 40+ clients in trauma resolution
Handled and oversaw crisis management situations, reducing the need for hospitalization among patients by 45%
Utilized EMDR in therapy sessions, aiding faster recovery in 70% of trauma patients within a year April 2017 - February 2021
Mental Health Counselor
Orchestrated group therapy sessions wherein patients expressed feelings and came to terms with their experiences, raising therapy success rates by 30%
Spearheaded a streamlined case management process, resulting in a 35% decrease in administrative delays
Graceway Mental Health Clinic August 2014 - March 2017
Counseling Intern
Worked under the supervision of senior therapists, gaining valuable insights and hands-on training in counseling psychology
Served as the point of contact for social services, aiding in increasing overall clinic efficiency by 20%
Built rapport with clients, aiding therapists in delivering more tailored solutions and improving patient satisfaction by 25%
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Graduated Cum Laude
Thesis: 'Technological Impact on Adolescent Mental Health Practices: A Multidimensional Perspective'
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2013
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Member and Academic Chair of Psi Chi Honorary Society
Minor in Sociology as an approach to enrich patients' treatment
Counseling Techniques: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT
Assessment Tools: ASCA Model, DSM-5 Diagnostics, Suicide Risk Assessments, BioPsychoSocial Assessments, Mental Status Examination
Software: TheraNest, SimplePractice, Psychology Software Tools E-Prime, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SPSS
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - 2017, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) - 2021
Professional Development: Attended numerous webinars and workshops on mental health issues, particularly ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, and adjacent child and adolescent disturbances
Volunteering: Active member of The Mental Health Foundation, participated in various charitable events and mental health awareness campaigns
Publications: Authored an article: 'Mental health in the Workplace: A crisis we cannot ignore' published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior
Your Name
Behavioral Health Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2021 - Present
Senior Behavioral Health Specialist
Utilized an evidence-based cognitive behavioral approach to assist patients in developing coping mechanisms, decreasing patient-reported stress levels by 60%
Initiated and conducted weekly group therapy sessions, enhancing patient-peer understanding and recuperation success by 40%
Successfully led a team of behavioral health specialists, improving overall team performance by 30% and reducing recurrence of critical incidents among patients by 50%
Employed beneficial and patient-specific motivational interviewing approaches, maximizing therapy effectiveness and achieving a 35% increase in patient recovery rates
Applied advanced DBT techniques, resulting in a 45% decrease in self-harming behaviors among patients
Resume Worded June 2016 - April 2021
Behavioral Health Specialist
Spearheaded the formulation and execution of individualized therapy plans, improving patient wellbeing scores by 30%
Impacted the quality of service by sharing knowledge of recent mental health counseling theories, resulting in a clinic-wide improvement in counseling effectiveness by 25%
Bridge Mental Health Services January 2013 - May 2016
Behavioral Health Associate
Actively contributed to streamline the center's treatment process, reducing redundancy and enhancing operational efficiency by 40%
Developed a well-received psychoeducation module as part of the clinic's group therapy program, improving patient understanding and engagement by 30%
Resume Worded University June 2012
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Resume Worded Institute May 2010
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Minor in Social Work
Dean's List 2010 (Top 10%)
Therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Tools and Software: Teletherapy Platforms, Electronic Health Records (EHR), DSM-5, Crisis Intervention Techniques
Assessment Tools: Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Anxiety and Stress Scale, Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
Medical Training: Psychopharmacology, Neuropsychological Assessments, Mental Health First Aid, Emergency Psychological Care
Certifications: Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mental Health America (Volunteer Counselor), The Trevor Project (Crisis Counselor)
Professional Development: Attended yearly 'American Psychological Association Convention' for continuous professional development
Projects: Launched an online mental health awareness campaign reaching over 50,000 individuals

How do I add skills to a Psychologist resume?

Review the job posting closely.

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

Add industry skills like Mental Health and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Add other common skills from your industry - such as EMDR, Psychology and Psychiatry - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Human Resources (HR), Neuropsychology and Customer Service - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Use the exact job title.

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

Word Cloud for Psychologist Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on 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 Psychologist Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Psychologist Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on 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.

  • Teamwork

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 skills should you put on a Psychologist resume?

Some popular Psychologist hard skills are Psychology, EMDR, Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Psychiatry, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Personal Development.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Cognition, Neuropsychology, Customer Service, Teaching and Human Resources (HR) can also be good to include on your resume.

How do resume skills compare between an Occupational Psychologist and a Forensic Psychologist?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Occupational Psychologist positions include:

  • Psychology
  • Recruiting
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Coaching
  • Teaching
  • Interviewing
  • Competency Analysis
  • Social Psychology

In comparison, skills we see on Forensic Psychologist resumes include:

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mental Health
  • Psychotherapy

What are good resume skills to include for different Psychologist roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Occupational Psychologist: Psychology, Recruiting, Human Resources (HR), Coaching and Teaching
  • Clinical Psychologist: Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Assessment and Group Therapy
  • Educational Psychologist: Educational Psychology, Child Development, Special Education, Learning Disabilities and Staff Development
  • Neuropsychologist: Neuropsychology, Neuropsychological Assessment, Clinical Supervision, Cognition and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Forensic Psychologist: Forensic Psychology, Psychological Testing, Behavioral Health, Mental Health Counseling and Crisis Intervention

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It is personalized to your resume, and is the best way to ensure your resume will pass the automated resume filters.

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