DBT Therapist

The individual(s) who fills this position demonstrates that he or she is capable of carrying out the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Ability to provide services via telehealth to consumers.
  • Provide individual dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to adults and/or children, including participating as a DBT Group Facilitator.
  • Diagnose client's by using DSM 5 and other standardized diagnostic tools.
  • Assess client’s immediate functional impairments, including biopsychosocial information using standardized assessment tools and evaluations.
  • Treat clients focusing on moving consumers through DBT stages of treatment, crisis planning, and improvement of quality of life functioning.
  • Develop treatment plan using person-centered processes and client input to determine goals, objectives and adhere to DBT program implementation principles to meet evidence-based standards of DBT.
  • Obtain other needed treatment and resources by making referrals as needed, including coordination of care with other treatment professionals, such as primary care physicians, psychiatrists and case managers.
  • Monitor progress toward treatment goals by evaluating progress on a regular basis and adjusting treatment as needed.
  • Educate family members by advising on the most appropriate and helpful roles they can fulfill in the treatment process; treating relationship issues with appropriate consents and releases of information.
  • Maintain patient records by following protocols; adhering to timeliness, entering and updating data; maintaining case history and progress notes.
  • Prepare clinical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing patient data and trends.
  • Attend weekly DBT consultation meetings.
  • Have a cell phone to be available to provide back-up coverage as needed for skills training, individual DBT and 24/7 DBT phone coaching, per DBT fidelity.
  • Uphold recipient rights standards.

Required Skills: 

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Team player
  • Knowledgeable in evaluating treatment activity, person-centered planning principles, and self-determination principles

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Working telephone
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass all regulatory checks
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Masters degree conferred
  • State licensure: LMSW, LLMSW, LPC, LLPC, TLLP, LLP, or LP
  • DBT trained

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Job Location: 

Flint, Michigan