The Primary Therapist is a therapeutic guide journeying with the residents/clients on their road of recovery - from admission to discharge. The Primary Therapist provides clinical assessments and contributes insightful, practical and meaningful information to the development of treatment plans. Therapists orient new residents/clients to the treatment program and make introductions to other staff as well as other program participants. Each Primary Therapist carries a caseload and provides clinical treatment in the form of, but not limited to, individual, family and group counseling. As a member of the treatment team, the Primary Therapist meets weekly in collaborative fashion with the rest of the team to discuss their cases. Licensed clinicians (Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, etc.) and registered interns who possess knowledge of dual diagnosis, eating disorders and/or chemical dependency. Clinicians must be licensed or registered in the state to which the program they are applying for.
On Call schedule covers PTO and sick time. There have no guaranteed hours in a week - the on call schedule is usually given out about two weeks ahead of time. The on call schedule may be zero hours one week and a few days of coverage the next.