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Couples & Family Therapist (part-time)
Mary's Center | Washington, District of Columbia
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Job Description

The part-time Couples and Family Therapist provides psychotherapy to couples and families during evening and weekend hours from Mary's Center's Georgia Avenue site in NW Washington, DC. This position is responsible for providing the following core services: mental health assessment; treatment planning; and individual, couple, and family psychotherapy. This position works within Mary's Center's behavioral health department.


This position reports to and receives clinical supervision from a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist within the behavioral health department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

* Explain therapist's role, responsibilities and client's rights, including confidentiality and mandated reporting;

* Complete a diagnostic assessment on all clients referred, gathering information from referral source, client chart and other pertinent sources, including family members and past providers of care;

* Determine DSM-5 diagnosis;

* Complete Treatment Plan and authorizations for services as required by individual insurance payers;

* Provide individual, couple, and family therapy to assist clients in their insight development and achievement of personal goals identified in treatment planning process;

* Complete five (5) billable encounters per eight (8) hours worked;

* Document all contacts, referrals, and other necessary information;

* Maintain client records that are accurate, comprehensive, and adhere to documentation policies and billing timelines;

* Meet weekly productivity standards as set by the Senior Director of Behavioral Health;

* Engage families and significant others as needed to support treatment goals;

* Apply crisis management skills when necessary to stabilize clients;

* Maintain monthly statistics and provide reports as needed to Program Director;

* Participate in case reviews of clients as needed in peer group supervision;

* Practice participant-centered care and cultural humility. Integrate the family's values and culture into services;

* Identify and participate in other trainings or committees that can further enhance professional growth;

* Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director and the Chief Programs Officer.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education - Requires a master's degree and current licensure in the District of Columbia at the LGSW/ LGPC level or eligibility to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist intern under supervision with an AAMFT-approved supervisor. Individuals with LICSW, LPC and LMFT and who are Spanish speaking are encouraged to apply.

Experience -Relevant experience providing psychotherapy is preferred. The ability to communicate proficiently in English is required and Spanish language skills are preferred. Working knowledge of Windows and Word; knowledge of patient confidentiality issues and HIPAA compliance/regulation are essential.

Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out complex, multi-step instructions and make appropriate independent decisions as necessary

Physical Demands - Regularly required to sit; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment - Mostly in a typical office and/or home setting with quiet to moderate noise level. May be exposed to extreme cold, heat, and humidity due to outside weather conditions.

About Mary's Center

Mary's Center provides comprehensive health, education and support services to young adults between the ages of 13 and 21. Through a youth driven model, we promote primary health care, support abstinence choices, family planning and pregnancy prevention services, HIV/STD testing, health education, counseling, case management, referrals and academic support and college preparation. Mary's Center works to help adolescents make responsible decisions and realize their full potential in partnership with their families.

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