As part of a dynamic, growing treatment team: the Program Therapist evaluates, diagnoses and treats patients presenting to both the Womens Partial Program (WPP) and the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Partial Program (CBT) at Butler Hospital. Therapist applies individual therapy as well as skill-based and psychotherapy group treatment in order to assist patients in the resolution symptoms which prevents them from achieving their highest level of functioning.
The WPP provides short-term, evidence-based treatment using a combined ACT/DBT protocol for cisgender women, female-identifying, and non-binary individuals ages 18 and over with a wide range of symptoms. The CBT Program provides similar short-term, evidence-based treatment using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy protocol for patients of all genders, 18 and older. Common symptoms for the WPP include: unstable, intense, and distressing intense emotions; chronic suicidal thoughts; impulsivity; self-injury; identity problems; and relationship problems. The majority of WPP patients are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Common Symptoms for the CBT include: symptoms of anxiety, depression or mood swings that interfere with daily functioning, suicidal thoughts, and other mood related symptoms.
Participates actively as part of the WPP/CBT treatment teams to promote ongoing program development, design, and implementation consistent with tenets of third-wave behavioral models.
Provides evidence-based interventions using current behavioral models of treatment for symptoms of personality disorder, depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, ect.
Completes individual psychiatric evaluations: obtaining relevant history, psychosocial stressors, initial working/treatment diagnosis, history of present illness, mental status exam, risk assessment and formulation as assigned by the program leadership.
Develops individualized behavioral treatment plans that take into account cultural context, gender, race, and other aspects of diversity.
Provides daily, didactic/experiential group therapy, psychotherapy groups, and psychoeducation consistent with ACT/DBT and CBT models.
Monitors the course of treatment and clinical progress of patients.
Coordinates with the discharge planner to make recommendations about recommended aftercare needs of the patients.
Provides consultative and coordination of care services to outpatient clinicians to assist follow-up treatment and maximize clinical success
Maintains the privacy of patients and holds in confidence all information obtained in the course of professional service.
Participates in evidence based, quantitative monitoring of symptoms and progress. Responsible for documenting process and outcome measurement and narrating the treatment course in the discharge summary.
Participates in quality assurance projects for the program as assigned.
Participates in training and supervision in individual and group psychotherapy for psychology and psychiatry residents and fellows.
Updates the treatment team of the patients level of acuity - giving special attention to management of potential emergencies (e.g. suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, risk to minors or elders).
Advocates for the patients needs within the hospital and with outside agencies.
Completes required charting according to documentation and time of entry requirements.
Coordinates on site reviews with clinical teams and ERO's.
Maintains accurate and up to date written and computerized records of all cases and all cases in review.
Regularly provides feedback to clinical team on patient concerns or progress.
Contributes actively to additional program needs, including maintaining treatment fidelity, administrative issues, program evaluation efforts, clinical consultation, and clinical research as needed. Maintains computer skills necessary to complete all work.
Performs other duties as assigned by leadership to include supervision of a student if eligible to supervise.
Job Qualifications and Specifications
Education: Master Degree in counseling, social work or other related field with Independent license preferred.
Training and Experience: Experience in a psychiatric setting is required. Training and experience in delivering evidence-based behavioral treatments particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or completing continuing education/in-services in these areas will be required.
Special Qualifications:Must have an interest and commitment in the programs at Butler Hospital and the department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown. Must be able to function effectively working in a fast-paced environment and dealing with multi-disciplinary staff and complex patient population.
Schedule: M-F 7:30 - 4:00 pm
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