Primary Care Psychologist

Posted: May 15, 2018

Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc has a current full-time opening for a Primary Care Psychologist. This position will be shared 60% in the Addiction Medicine Clinic and 40% at the Brooklyn Park Clinic.


• Champion Primary Care Behavioral Health
• Triage patients with behavioral health concerns for appropriate assessment and/or treatment.
• Consult to primary care providers and addiction medicine providers to assist with management of the behavioral health needs of their patients.
• Complete brief diagnostic assessments (may include brief psychological testing) for mental illness and co-occurring addictive or medical disorders.
• Provide recommendations for psychological interventions (addressing their mental, chemical, and physical well-being)
• Collaborate with the patient (and family as applicable) to develop a treatment plan to address identified goals in psychotherapy.
• Confer with staff members regarding the treatment plans for patients.
• Provide stage-wise (ie. stages of change), culturally appropriate, empirically based psychological interventions in individual, family, and/or group modalities in an outpatient setting (experience with Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy preferred)
• Perform health and behavior assessments and interventions for medical conditions.
• Perform brief ADHD assessments or brief cognitive assessments (administer, score, & interpret) to assist primary care providers with diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications

• Doctoral degree in psychology obtained from an APA-approved program with appropriate clinical training
• Completion of an APA approved internship
• One year of supervised post-doctoral experience as a clinical psychologist in a medical or mental health setting
• Training appropriate to the area of specialization is required
• Certified (or eligible for certification) as a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Minnesota Skills, Knowledge and Ability
• Exhibit time efficiency (20-40 minute visits), flexibility, and ability to manage in high paced environment Positions at Hennepin Healthcare are credentialed through the Office of the Medical Staff in accordance with its policies.

Cathy Tikkanen


Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.