The examination scope consists of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
1 - Knowledge of high risk sex offender and/or sexually violent predator clinical psychological evaluation processes, risk assessment, and current research.
2 - Knowledge of principles, techniques, and trends in psychology with particular reference to sex offender evaluation, risk assessment and treatment, human development, learning, individual differences, adaptation, and social interaction.
3 - Knowledge of methods for the assessment and modification of human behavior.
4 - Knowledge of characteristics and social aspects of mental disorders and disabilities.
5 - Knowledge of program evaluation.
6 - Knowledge of institutional and social process, group dynamics, and professional training.
7 - Knowledge of interrelationships of federal, state, and local professional and voluntary mental health agencies and of programs and services of such agencies.
8 - Knowledge of current trends in the field of mental health.
9 - Knowledge of functions of psychologists in various mental health services.
10 - Knowledge of community organization and allied professional services.
11 - Knowledge of consultative methods in various mental health fields.
12 - Ability to plan, organize, evaluate, and work in a forensic and/or sex offender evaluation program.
13 - Ability to interpret and apply the mental health policies and standards of the Department’s program.
14 - Ability to promote the organization of community mental health resources and their effective utilization in a mental health program.
15 - Ability to teach and participate in professional training.
16 - Ability to plan, organize, and conduct research data analysis and program evaluation.
17 - Ability to evaluate and conduct assessment on psychological treatment procedures.
18 - Ability to evaluate and assess forensic mental health treatment procedures.
19 - Ability to evaluate the quality and scope of psychological services provided under mental health programs.
20 - Ability to communicate effectively.
21 - Ability to provide professional consultation and leadership.
22 - Ability to recognize situations requiring the creative application of technical skills.
23 - Ability to develop and assess creative approaches to the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental disorders.
24 - Ability to conduct the research, development, and direction of a psychological program.
25 - Ability to secure the cooperation of professional and lay groups.
26 - Ability to train other psychologists and other mental health professionals.