The examination scope consists of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
1 - Knowledge of principles, techniques, and problems in developing and coordinating a specialized psychological treatment program.
2 - Knowledge of principles, techniques, and trends in psychology with particular reference to normal and disordered behavior, human development, motivation, personality, 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 and developmental disabilities.
5 - Knowledge of research methodology and program evaluation.
6 - Knowledge of institutional and social process, group dynamics.
7 - Knowledge of functions of psychologists in various mental health services.
8 - Knowledge of current trends in the field of mental health.
9 - Knowledge of professional training.
10 - Knowledge of principles of personnel management and supervision.
11 - Knowledge of community organization and allied professional services.
12 - Knowledge of a manager's/supervisor's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion and for maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
13 - Ability to plan, organize, direct, or coordinate a specialized psychological treatment program involving members of other treatment disciplines.
14 - Ability to provide professional consultation and program leadership.
15 - Ability to supervise consultation and program leadership.
16 - Ability to supervise professional staff.
17 - Ability to teach and participate in professional training.
18 - Ability to recognize situations requiring the creative application of technical skills.
19 - Ability to develop and evaluate creative approaches to the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental disabilities, to the conduct of research, and to the development and direction of a psychology program.
20 - Ability to plan, organize, and conduct research, data analysis, and program evaluation.
21 - Ability to conduct the more difficult assessment and psychological treatment procedures.
22 - Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
23 - Ability to communicate effectively.
24 - Ability to understand and effectively carry out State and departmental equal employment opportunity policies.
25 - Ability to effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.