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LICENSED THERAPIST – Cohen Military Family Clinic
Location: Lakewood, WA
Status: Full Time
About Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Valley Cities:
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Valley Cities provides high-quality mental healthcare services accessible to all post-9/11 (including National Guard and Reserves), their families, and the families of active-duty service members including spouse or partner, children, parents, siblings, caregivers, and others.
About the Role:
The therapist will provide evidence-based treatment to veterans, particularly those who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and their families. The therapist will have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and should be skilled at offering treatment in a measurement-based, time-limited treatment environment. Clinician must have background and training in utilizing evidence-based interventions in the assessment and treatment of mood disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and adjustment disorders. Therapist will play a key role in delivering our model of care, which was built with several core elements in mind, including access, low wait times, treating the entire military family and serving veterans regardless of role or discharge status. Qualified candidates will be proficient in providing individual, couples, child, and family therapy, with an emphasis on delivering evidence-based care. Certification or documented proficiency in one or more of the following EBP’s: PE, CBT and CPT are required at time of hire or within a year of employment. Training in these practices is provided.
As a Member of the Military Family Clinic, You Will Have the Opportunity to:
- Training: Have access to a wide range of trainings to support high-quality clinical practice, with a specific focus on evidence-based practices such as CBT, PE, CPT, and CBT-I, as well as population-specific trainings such as Military Cultural Competence and trainings focused on treating families, couples, and children/adolescents.
- Evidence Based Practices: Provide evidence-based treatment which is a systematic process of decision-making to include the best available research to guide treatment decisions and clinical practices in the context of patient characteristics.
- Participate in a multi-disciplinary team: Our clinic includes varied mental health specialties and who work together to meet the needs of our clients.
- Flexible schedules: We offer a verity of work schedules including hybrid remote/in clinic schedules. Our leadership works with each staff to identify a schedule that meets both their needs and the needs of those we serve.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provide evidence-based treatment and assessment for veterans and their families.
- Performs and documents patient’s screenings, psychosocial assessments, and progress and referral information. Conduct clinical intake assessments on veterans and family members as needed. Provide individual, couples, family, and child psychotherapy to patients, with a focus on delivering evidence-based treatments.
- Collaborates and coordinates with the caregiver, physician, director, case management and all other disciplines to provide the best care to patients as needed.
- Attend weekly clinical, supervision and administrative meetings.
- Provide services via telehealth platform, as required.
- Perform other duties as required.
To Succeed in This Role, You Must Embody:
- Exceptional customer service, in everything you do, by being client centered and trauma informed.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via oral and written means. Ability to present a friendly and positive demeanor to veterans, their families, staff, clinic support personnel, funders, and the public.
- Ability to remain calm and maintain self-control amid difficult circumstances and emergencies. Ability to respond in a professional manner in all situations.
- Ability to think analytically and evaluate the impact of case management recommendations.
- Ability to set work priorities and to evaluate and create solutions to work related problems.
- Ability to negotiate veterans and their family members down from stressful situations, potential threatening behaviors. Ability to persuade clients to make appropriate life decisions.
- Interest, desire, and passion in providing high quality evidence-based, time limited care.
- Master’s degree in social work and licensed to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW);
Master’s degree in counseling and licensed to practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC);
Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and licensed to practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or (Psy.D) degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited psychology program. Shall have completed an APA accredited internship/residency in professional psychology.
- A minimum of three years’ experience. Experience working with adults, children, couples and/or families is required; Knowledge in DSDM-IV/DSM-V diagnosis is required; Experience in PTSD diagnosis and treatment is required; Certification or documented proficiency in one or more of the following EBP’s: PE, CBT and CPT is strongly preferred. Experience working with military populations and/or Veterans is strongly preferred; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Must be highly organized and detail oriented.
- Have and maintain a current license to practice psychology, social work, counseling and/or marriage and family therapy in Washington State.
- Working knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel; PowerPoint and Access a plus.
- Knowledge of clinical services and community resources.
- Clinic Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 7pm Mon-Thurs and 8:00 - 3pm on Fridays. Employee should expect to work some evenings and/or weekends. Flexible and hybrid schedules are available.
Our caring, professional staff is Valley Cities’ most important asset – the very heart and center of who we are. Every day, we strive to ensure that your experience working at Valley Cities reflects the importance of your role as we carry out our mission. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability, retirement, paid time off, and 10 paid holidays.
We are dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment & embrace the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans and does not unlawfully discriminate under federal, state, or local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
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