Psychologist, Correctional

Maryland Dept of Public Safety and Correctional Services

Posted 1 year ago

Psychologist, Correctional

  1. Job Location (City, State)
    Hagerstown, MD
  2. Salary Information (optional)
  3. Job Description
    The main purpose of this position is to perform independent psychological services in a correctional institution at the Doctoral level in order to meet required standards for providing psychological services to incarcerated adults within a State Correctional Institution. The correctional psychologist is responsible for the supervision, direction and management of the facility’s Mental Health Department.

The Psychologist Correctional provides direct psychological services in order to respond to the mental health needs of incarcerated adults within a State Correctional Institution.

Assesses the inmate’s psychological and behavioral status to determine appropriate mental health services using psychological testing and psychotherapeutic techniques.
Conducts individual and group therapy with incarcerated inmates within the Correctional Institution.
Intervenes in a crisis to deescalate the situation using crisis intervention techniques and suicide prevention planning.
Develops treatment and rehabilitation plans for inmates who need ongoing therapeutic intervention. Implements the plans following psychotherapeutic protocols.
Screens and identifies the mental health needs the incarcerated adult and refers for other services such as psychiatric care, inpatient mental health services, case management, as well as community resources for continuing care upon release


Provides clinical supervision and managerial direction to the facility’s mental health/psychology department.
Assigns inmates to MHPC individual caseload. Monitors inmate participation and progress during therapy.
Oversees participation and progress of inmate’s assigned to MHPC’s group therapy.
Meets on biweekly basis (more frequently when necessary) with the MHPC for consultation and review of inmate progress.


Documents the services rendered of those treated by recording services and inmate events in the electronic health record.
Document interventions and actions taken to appropriate Custody staff as required by providing a Matter of Record.


Represents the interests and needs of inmate’s mental health in meetings, including but not limited to administrative staff meetings, custody staff meetings, segregation reviews, medical case reviews, quality assurance reviews, psychiatric case consultation and suicide prevention meetings.
Represents the psychology department at all required institutional committee meetings, e.g., program committee, Inmate representative committee,
Providing information about mental health issues to Administrative and Custodial staff, as well as to inmates and their family members.
Education: A Doctorate degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university accepted by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

Experience: Two years of experience rendering psychological services or engaged in psychological research.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Clinical Psychology classifications or Psychology specialty codes in the Psychology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

  1. Application Instructions
    Must Apply online at

For more information:


  1. Company Name
    Maryland Dept of Public Safety and Correctional Services
  2. Company Website
  3. Contact Name
    Nicole Stotelmyer
  4. Contact Job Title
    Western MD Regional Recruiter
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