Primary Therapist - Eating Disorder - Outpatient Program

Center for Discovery
Alexandria, VA
Jun 20, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Full Time
The Primary Therapist is a therapeutic guide journeying with the residents/clients on their road of recovery - from admission to discharge. The Primary Therapist provides clinical assessments and contributes insightful, practical and meaningful information to the development of treatment plans. Therapists orient new residents/clients to the treatment program and make introductions to other staff as well as other program participants. Each Primary Therapist carries a caseload and provides clinical treatment in the form of, but not limited to, individual, family and group counseling. As a member of the treatment team, the Primary Therapist meets weekly in collaborative fashion with the rest of the team to discuss their cases. Licensed clinicians (Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, etc.) and registered interns who possess knowledge of dual diagnosis, eating disorders and/or chemical dependency. Clinicians must be licensed or registered in the state to which the program they are applying for. The Primary Therapist must possess Masters or Doctorate in appropriate field with Licensure. Center for Discovery utilizes MFT and LCSW interns and psychological assistants under the supervision of an appropriate Licensed Independent Practitioner. The Primary Therapist must have at least one year in acute care or residential treatment or closely related experience. Completes the Biopsychosocial assessment within one day of admission (parent and/or resident components) Completes the Comprehensive Treatment Plan and Integrated Treatment Summary within three days of admission Identify weekly treatment goals and write contracts relative to individual client needs Write and facilitate the Discharge Summary Individual psychotherapy sessions, 3 times weekly for each client Conjoint family psychotherapy sessions at least once each week. Facilitate professional groups as assigned. Facilitate Multifamily and Alumni groups Interface with insurance companies, providing appropriate clinical information to obtain initial certification and continuing stay certification as required. Meets with each resident in individual session as clinically indicated, provide psychotherapeutic interventions, to thoroughly educate each resident to the CTP and its intent, target dates, and revisions. Is appropriately accessible to family members. Conjoint family therapy is scheduled at least once each week to address issues related to the resident's family experience. The therapist ensures that each family member is fully educated to the CTP, its goals and methods and the resident's discharge plan. It is key that the family know how to approach and implement all discharge recommendations. Meets with residents within twenty-four hours of admission to establish therapeutic rapport. Facilitates group therapy, workshops, and educational groups as directed by the program schedule. Assesses suicidality and possibility for danger to self or others. Charts each resident's progress throughout the treatment experience. Charts after each individual, group, and family session. Educates each resident as needed. Begins and ends groups timely. Creates a written plan for continuing care (DC plan) and discharge summary. The Primary Therapist attends all treatment planning meetings, all treatment review and goals setting groups, in-service training's, and general staff meetings and clinical retreats. The Primary Therapist "oversees" the daily treatment experience of each of his/her resident clients. The Primary Therapist may provide additional clinical support for other members of the clinical team in their absence. May be required to travel to other facilities to attend trainings. INDL CB

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