Company Name:



Silver Spring, Maryland

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Clinical Psychology

Work Setting:

Government Agency

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:


Date Posted:

October 15, 2018

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Clinical/Counseling Psychologist

Are you passionate about improving quality of life through psychological health promotion and reduction of barriers to mental health treatment? Then consider ICF. We work at the forefront of today’s global health issues, helping clients understand the specific needs of diverse populations and address complex health challenges with behavior and disease surveillance and monitoring, research and surveys, training and technical assistance, and informatics and systems.


Job Description:

We are seeking a trained psychologist at the Doctorate level with a clinical, counseling, or community psychology background for a full-time role within our Health, Research, Informatics and Technology (HRIT) Division. This position supports ICF’s work for a Government Agency in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We seek a strong scientist with a research and/or policy background for this position. The individual will be part of a team working to identify and address barriers to mental health care for those in the military community, which includes a strong focus on stigma reduction.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support ongoing policy review and stigma reduction efforts
  • Review military policies to identify potentially stigma-increasing language and recommend language changes
  • Offer training and education to team members without mental health experience to support team review efforts, and review proposed policy language changes for accuracy and appropriateness
  • Interface with client and stakeholder leadership to deliver language changes and incorporate feedback
  • Develop a wide variety of written products for dissemination, including articles, special reports, brochures or announcements that involve presentation of technical and professional subject matter; assure conclusions drawn are valid and supportable by reference to the facts; monitor and manage the timely production and quality of the products
  • Create and edit briefing documents, blog posts, position papers, white papers, and/or scholarly articles and powerpoint presentations on psychological health-related topics primarily for audiences of nonmedical professionals
  • Conduct background information research, literature reviews, analysis and interpretation to support these documents
  • Provide expert consultation and support on the design and implementation of ongoing efforts within the Government entity
  • Perform evaluations of existing programs and research demonstrations to evaluate new service delivery program initiatives
  • Support completion of day-to-day operations of the assigned program to ensure that policies and procedures are being followed, that goals and objectives are met, and that services and projects are being accomplished effectively and efficiently
  • Provide expert consultation to support the inter-agency integrated strategy for early intervention of mental illness

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology or a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical, Counseling, or Community Psychology
  • 3 years of experience in the implementation of community or clinical psychology interventions focused on an area of psychological health affecting the military community (e.g., suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, PTSD)
  • In-depth knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate directly with peers, managers, and clients while leading product development to a completed and successful solution
  • Strong organization skills to manage multiple timelines and complete tasks quickly within the constraints of clients’ timelines and budgets


Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience working in, or with, Department of Defense (DoD), Veterans Affairs (VA) or other federal agencies is an asset, but not a requirement
  • Experience conducting systematic review, meta-analysis or evidence grading techniques as applied to psychological health interventions/treatments


ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.


ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)


Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

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