Under general supervision, provides counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services in a clinic or institutional setting.
Positions are available in both the Mental Health Department as well as the Alcohol & Drug Services Department.
Performs intensive counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services with patients or clients and their families;
Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the making of treatment plans;
May participate in group therapy programs;
Cooperates with other staff members and with community agencies in carrying out treatment plans;
Participates in psychotherapy and case management programs with psychiatric staff treatment teams;
Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients, relatives and community groups, and may conduct educational sessions and training events, as appropriate;
Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems;
Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies;
Performs related work as required.
Possession of a Master's degree or equivalent which qualifies for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State Board of Behavioral Science, such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Child Development and Family Studies, or Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling; and two years of post graduate counseling experience in the field of mental health.
Possession of a valid California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science.
Theory and treatment practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology;
Theory and practice of community mental health, alcohol or drug abuse interventions;
Community agencies and community resources serving in the field of mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and alcoholism;
Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality.
Apply theory and practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology;
Do differential diagnosis;
Develop and implement a counseling program;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
Use psychiatric consultation effectively.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous