The Behavioral Specialist Consultant will provide services to children/youth under the direction of a psychologist. The Behavioral Specialist Consultant will provide ongoing analysis, treatment planning, and monitoring of treatment implementation.
Masters degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline such as: psychology, counseling, clinical social work, psychiatric nursing, and/or marriage and family therapy. Degree must include clinical coursework in the foundations of behavioral health and the provision of mental health services (e.g., individual, group and family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, crisis counseling, abnormal psychology, psychopathology, assessment, child development, personality theory, psychotherapy lab, clinical practicum). Other courses may be considered as determined by a transcript/syllabi review. For a degree to count as a mental health degree, the degree must contain at least twelve (12) credit hours in core behavioral health coursework as defined above. No more than three (3) of these twelve (12) credit hours can be derived from a supervised clinical mental health practicum experience (teaching/education/non-clinical practicum experiences will not count). Courses such as statistics, program and policy development, and program administration will not be counted as behavioral health courses; they do not include instruction in the direct provision of mental health services. If coursework is part of a medical degree, there must be clear evidence that the course was directly related to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders rather than medical conditions. Appropriate medical degrees/training will include substantial training in mental health disorders; medical degrees that are behavioral health-related usually include a residency in psychiatry. Also, two (2) years verified post-master’s experience providing behavioral health treatment to children (at least one of which is experience using behavior analysis/modification techniques) is required.