Telepsychology (Clinical Faculty)- Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Telepsychology (Clinical Faculty)- Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230000TZ

The Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston has extraordinary opportunities for mental health professionals seeking to develop an academic career in Psychiatry.

Telepsychology (Clinical Faculty)

We are currently recruiting for a faculty position in our Telemedicine Program. Faculty members utilize televideo technology from the comfort of homes or local offices to provide psychological services to select inpatient facilities throughout Texas. Once per month travel for site visits will be required and all necessary equipment and technical support will be provided.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Performing as a clinical psychologist for a maximum-security unit at North Texas State Hospital – Wichita Falls Campus with a maximum of 24 patients.

  • Expected to sit in on daily rounds and participate in twice weekly treatment team meetings via telehealth.

  • Providing case formulation for all patients on the maximum-security unit and assist making behavioral plans for certain patients.

  • Providing clinical case consultation and assisting with creating behavioral plans for “difficult patients” on other units within the state hospital.

  • Providing occasional neurocognitive assessments on patients at the hospital (approximately 1-2 per month)

  • Traveling once a month to NTSH for two full working days is required.

  • Performing psychological testing, examinations, and evaluations including trials and competency evaluations (TCE) in conformance with hospital bylaws and operating procedures, SSLC policy, Texas Administrative Code requirements, and applicable state and federal law;

  • Providing consultation and recommendations to recovery teams and interdisciplinary treatment teams for individualized treatment planning and competency restoration planning per ethical standards regarding separation of treatment services and forensic evaluation services;

  • Providing testimony in court for TCEs as requested by judge.


  • Psy.D. or Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Psychology from an APA accredited program

  • Licensed or eligible for license by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.