Therapist - DBT and Outpatient

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The individual(s) who fill this position will be working alongside a great team of therapists and DBT Peer Support Specialists, have access to many DBT resources and participate fully in the consultation team as well as the clinic.

The following roles and responsibilities include:

  • Co-teach a minimum of one 2-hour DBT skills class weekly
  • Attend weekly DBT Consult Team meetings
  • Perform individual and group therapy for adults and children.
  • Diagnose client's by using DSM 5 and other standardized diagnostic tools
  • Assess client’s immediate functional impairments, including psychosocial and biopsychosocial information using standardized assessment tools and evaluations
  • Treat clients focusing treatment on symptom resolution, crisis planning, and improvement of functioning
  • Develop treatment plan using person-centered processes and client input to determine goals, objectives and best practice treatment modalities, including frequency and duration of treatment
  • Facilitate therapeutic process that allows the client to explore resolutions and create positive change, as well as reviewing progress on a regular basis
  • Obtain other needed treatment and resources by making referrals as needed, including coordination of care with other treatment professionals, such as primary care physicians, psychiatrists and case managers
  • Monitor progress toward treatment goals by evaluating progress on a regular basis and adjusting treatment as needed
  • Educate family members by advising on the most appropriate and helpful roles they can fulfill in the treatment process; treating relationship issues with appropriate consents and releases of information
  • Maintain patient records by following protocols; adhering to timelines, entering and updating data; maintaining case history and progress notes
  • Prepare clinical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing patient data and trends
  • Uphold recipient rights standards

Required Skills: 

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Team player
  • Knowledgeable in evaluating treatment activity, person-centered planning principles, and self-determination principles
  • Must have already completed the 5-Day Comprehensive DBT Training
  • Must be willing to have at least 20 DBT clients

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Working telephone
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass all regulatory checks
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • State licensure: LMSW, LLMSW, LPC, LLPC, TLLP, LLP, or LP

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Job Location: 
Flint, Michigan