MH Therapist – Young Child/Caregiver Focus

Organization: Group Health Cooperative

Location: Madison, WI

The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for the delivery of direct, empirically driven, clinical services to children and adolescents, families, individuals, couples, and groups in the Mental Health department as a practicing psychotherapist. The emphasis and primary focus of this position is on the assessment and treatment of young children and their families. The therapist is this position sees children presenting with a range of emotional and behavioral difficulties including attachment complications, post-traumatic stress responses, depression and anxiety, feeding disorders, and regulatory challenges. A broad range of parental mental health difficulties negatively impacting the parent-child relationship are also addressed. Children are assessed and treated in the context of their primary caregiver relationship. The aim of all services is to support healthy child development by enhancing the quality of child-caregiver relationship. The incumbent also may provide initial telephone screening and triage assessments and provide office intakes to Group Health Cooperative of South-Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) patients as a member of the mental health practitioner staff.  The Mental Health Therapist works under the general direction and supervision of the Mental Health Clinic Coordinator with additional accountability to the Behavioral Health Services Manager.

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