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Primary Therapist - $3,000 Sign On Bonus

Company: Center for Discovery
Location: Granite Bay, CA
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:

The Primary Therapist is a therapeutic guide, journeying with the clients on their road to recovery, from admission through discharge. The Primary Therapist provides clinical assessments and contributes insightful, practical and meaningful information to the development of treatment plans. He/she orients new clients to the treatment program and makes introductions to the staff and 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 cases. Licensed clinicians (Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, etc.) and registered interns possess knowledge of dual diagnosis, eating disorders and/or chemical dependency.

**This position offers a $3,000 sign on bonus**


Completing the Biopsychosocial assessment within one day of admission (the parent and/or resident components**)

Meeting with clients within twenty-four hours of admission to establish therapeutic rapport

Completing the Comprehensive Treatment Plan and Integrated Treatment Summary within three days of admission

Identifying weekly treatment goals and writing contracts specific to individual client needs

Writing and facilitating the Discharge Summary

Individual psychotherapy sessions, 3 times weekly for each client

Conjoint family psychotherapy sessions at least once per week

Facilitating professional groups as assigned

Facilitating Multifamily and Alumni groups

Interfacing with insurance companies, providing appropriate clinical information to obtain initial certification and continuing stay certification as required

Meeting with each client in individual sessions as clinically indicated, providing psychotherapeutic interventions to thoroughly educate each client to the CTP and its intent, target dates, and revisions

Being appropriately accessible to family members

Conjoint family therapy is scheduled at least once each week to address issues related to the residents family experience. The therapist ensures that each family member is fully educated to the CTP, its goals and methods and the residents discharge plan. It is key that the family know how to approach and implement all discharge recommendations.

Facilitating group therapy, workshops, and educational groups as directed by the program schedule

Assessing suicidality and the possibility of danger to self or others

Charting each residents progress throughout the treatment experience

Charting after each individual, group, and family session

Educating each client as needed

Beginning and ending groups in a timely fashion

Creating 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 trainings, and general staff meetings and clinical retreats

The Primary Therapist oversees the daily treatment experience of each of his/her clients

The Primary Therapist may provide additional clinical support for other clinical team members in their absence

The Primary Therapist may be required to travel to other facilities to attend trainings

This is a full-time position that will work Monday-Friday 9-5pm. For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at


The Primary Therapist must possess a Masters or Doctorate degree in an appropriate field

Clinicians must be licensed or registered in the state in which they are applying

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.

Must understand the therapeutic process, understand confidentiality laws, and have strong knowledge of professional ethics

Must be able to demonstrate leadership abilities, and be able to communicate with persons from all educational and cultural backgrounds

Must demonstrate tact, initiative, resourcefulness, a professional manner, enthusiasm, and a non-judgmental attitude

Keywords: Center for Discovery, Sacramento , Primary Therapist - $3,000 Sign On Bonus, Other , Granite Bay, CA, California

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