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Clinical Psychologist


Minimum Education Requirement:
A current unrestricted license is required, along with a doctorate degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical psychology or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program, Additionally, completion of an APA approved psychology internship plus at least one year post doctoral training is required.


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Clinical Psychologist

Career Description

The Air Force community is made up of families from all walks of life, and they can have the same ups and downs as civilian families. As an Air Force Clinical Psychologist, you'll help Airmen, their spouses and their children address the full spectrum of psychological conditions. And since you won't have the burdens of running a practice, you'll spend more of your time helping patients get healthy.

To learn more, please visit the Healthcare Professionals site.

Career Tasks

  • Diagnose and treat the full spectrum of psychological conditions within a multidisciplinary setting
  • Supervise mental health personnel, implement mental health programs and collaborate with other agencies to offer prevention programs and organizational consultation

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this position if you have interests in these areas:

  • Health and Medicine
  • Natural Science
  • Business, Operations and Administration

Becoming a Commissioned Officer

To ease your transition into the Air Force, you'll enter a five-week training regimen designed to educate you on the ways of both the military and military healthcare. You'll participate in physical conditioning five days a week, leadership training and classroom studies.