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Career Opportunities

Job Title: Psychotherapist

Job Duties: ·Assess, diagnose, and treat mental and emotional disorders of individuals through
observation, interview, and psychological tests.

·Help individuals with distress and maladjustment understand their problems through their knowledge
of case history, interviews with patients, and theory.

·Provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective
personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.

·May design behavior modification programs and consult with medical personnel regarding the best
treatment for patients.

·Interact with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve
effective personal, social, educational, or vocational development and adjustment.

·Conduct assessments of patients' risk for harm to self or others.

·Counsel individuals, groups, or families to help them understand problems, deal with crisis situations,
define goals, and develop realistic action plans.

·Write reports on clients and maintain required paperwork.

·Collect information about clients, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other
assessment methods.

·Document patient information including session notes, progress notes, recommendations, and
treatment plans.

·Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration
of therapy.

·Use a variety of treatment methods, such as psychotherapy, behavior modification, and stress
reduction therapy.

·Develop therapeutic and treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, and needs.

·Identify psychological, emotional, and behavioral issues and diagnose disorders, using information
obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials.

·Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling treatments, the accuracy, and completeness of diagnoses,
modifying plans and diagnoses as necessary.

·Consult with and provide consultation to other doctors, therapists, and clinician’s regarding patient

·Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories by interviewing individuals,
couples, and families and by reviewing records.

·Direct, coordinate, and evaluate activities of staff and interns engaged in patient assessment and

·Advise clients on how they could be helped by counseling.

·Maintain current knowledge of relevant research.

·Consult reference material, such as textbooks, manuals, and journals, to identify symptoms, make
diagnoses, and develop approaches to treatment.

·Refer clients to other specialists, institutions, and support services as necessary.

·Supervise and train interns, clinicians in training, and other counselors.

·Develop, direct, and participate in training programs for staff and students.

·Provide consulting services, including educational programs, outreach programs, or prevention talks to
schools, social service agencies, businesses, and the general public.

·Consult with other professionals, agencies, and universities to discuss therapies, treatments,
counseling resources and techniques, and to share occupational information.

·Select, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests to obtain information on individuals'

intelligence, achievements, interests, and personalities.

·Provide occupational, educational, and mother information to individuals so that they can make
educational and vocational plans.

·Prepare written evaluations of individuals' psychological competence for court hearings.

·Observe individuals at play, in group interactions, and in other contexts to detect indications of mental
deficiency, abnormal behavior, and maladjustment.

·Conduct research to develop and improve diagnostic and therapeutic counseling techniques.

Location of Employment: 1400 W. Milham Ave., Portage, MI 49024

If interested in applying for this position send résumé and cover letter to: and
include “Job ID PT-I” in the subject line.

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