Jobs & Opportunities

Outpatient Therapist, posted 09/12/19

Job Type: Full-time
Department: Therapy Services – DBT
Description: InterAct of Michigan – Kalamazoo location is seeking a dynamic, full-time Outpatient Therapist to primarily provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and some Substance Use Disorders (SUD) counseling (with appropriate credential) may be used on occasion in this position.

The successful candidate will work in one of only a few DBT-certified programs by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification with a team of therapists providing DBT, DBT Change to CBT and some SUD counseling (with appropriate credential). Counseling is provided in both individual and group formats. The successful candidate will also receive onsite training from a national trainer who is a certified DBT clinician by the DBT-Linehan Board.


This position offers a competitive start salary based on years of related experience and credentials.

Onsite training offered from an inhouse, national DBT certified trainer by the DBT-Linehan Board. Gain experience in one of the few DBT programs certified by the DBT-Linehan Board.

InterAct’s benefits package includes health, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurances; generous holiday time off (9 paid holidays) and paid-time off (PTO). Additionally, InterAct offers employer match to employee contributions in a 403b retirement plan and other individual benefits such as opportunities for advancement.


This position is located at InterAct’s Kalamazoo, Michigan location. Located midway between Chicago and Detroit, the greater Kalamazoo-area has a population of about 340,000 and is an important center for business, education, culture, and many other activities which has made Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan a great place to live, work and play. Experience all the perks that a big city has to offer with a moderate cost of living and a fraction of the traffic you’ll find elsewhere. The Kalamazoo area has a wide variety of living options including downtown, suburbs, nearby small towns, inland lakes and more. Additionally, Kalamazoo is just a 40-minute drive to Lake Michigan! For more information about the Kalamazoo area, please visit

Provide direct services to participants.

Weekly individual & group skills DBT/CBT/IDDT therapy sessions to assigned caseload

Individual coaching by phone with identified individuals

Develop, follow, and respect dividuals’ person-centered treatment plans.

Complete assessments, PCPs, progress notes

Complete required assessments, etc. on electronic medical health record.

Resolve crisis situations.

Make time for direct calls from participants during weekday hours

Be available for consultation after work hours and on-call

Provide back-up assistance to other therapists, KCMHSAS crisis team and other emergency personnel in times of crisis or as needed.

Coordinate with community and other systems that impact individuals served.

Coordinate with funders and community providers to address detox or other residential substance abuse service treatment services needed.

Coordinate medication services with assigned Psychiatrist or NP.

Maintain regular contacts with support systems to provide knowledge of program and services.

Comply with procedures, standards and policies for agency operations, including Code of Ethical Conduct. Demonstrate flexibility to adjust with the agency as it adapts to current and future needs.

– Current, fully-credentialed Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) required.

– For out-of-state applicants: Ability to obtain LMSW in through the State of Michigan’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Department (LARA) upon hire. Please visit to see if your current credential / licensure meets LARA’s requirements to obtain an LMSW in Michigan.

– Desire to work with persons with Borderline Personality Disorders, persons who may be have self-harming behaviors and/or have suicidal behaviors or tendencies required.

– DBT, CBT and/or IDDT training strongly preferred.

– SUD credential (CADC) preferred.

– Minimum of one-year previous experience providing individual and group therapy, previous experience providing DBT, CBT, and/or IDDT is preferred.

– Ability to serve on-call shifts

– Experience using EMHR (electronic medical health record) helpful.

– Knowledgeable about and supportive of culturally-competent, evidenced based recovery and trauma informed practices required.

– Lived experiences with behavioral health issues are welcomed.

Child Mind Institute, POSTED 6/8/19

Job Opportunity, San Mateo, CA: Social Worker, Student Success Program

The Child Mind Institute is recruiting a licensed Social Worker for its Student Success Program. The Student Success Program brings school-wide mental health supports and evidence-based treatment groups to students throughout the San Francisco area. Community-based clinicians in the Student Success Program provide mental health screening, school-based consultation, and small-group treatment to children in elementary and middle schools. Clinicians in the Student Success Program have the opportunity to work closely with Bay Area educators and school administrators and provide trainings on a variety of topics to support evidence-based strategies for improving student mental health. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a developing and innovative program and will be able to contribute to a dynamic, collaborative team.

Reporting to David Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Director of National Programs and Outreach, this is an exempt, full-time position located in our San Francisco office.

The Child Mind Institute is proud to be named a Great Place to Work-CertifiedOpens a New Window. company! Our competitive compensation and benefits include medical insurance, 401(k) with match, flexible work schedules, paid parental leave, dependent care and discounted tickets and entertainment perks program.


  • Provide observation and screening of children presenting with mental health issues in the school setting.
  • Consult with school staff and school-based mental health professionals regarding the implementation of interventions related to trauma, behavior, social skills, or emotional stress.
  • Conduct evidence-based group therapy for students who have experienced traumatic events, focused on decreasing symptoms of posttraumatic stress and improving functioning and quality of life both at home and at school
  • Consult with educators and school staff on implementation of strategies to reduce mental health symptoms and promote school success.
  • Facilitate class-wide workshops focused on resilience-building mental health modules drawn from cognitive-behavioral techniques.
  • Provide teacher training workshops in various settings around San Francisco, covering topics such as Educator Stress Reduction and Trauma-Informed School Support.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Senior Director of National Programs and Outreach.


  • Masters degree from an accredited program in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy.
  • Current masters-level California licensure allowing for independent practice and delivery of mental health services. There will be an opportunity to earn clinical hours under supervision if needed. (There is some flexibility with licensing requirement)
  • Exceptional clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with mental health disorders, in addition to demonstrated experience in engaging families and educators in treatment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one evidence-based intervention for posttraumatic stress with an interest in learning additional interventions.
  • Demonstrated experience with public speaking to a variety of audiences, including educators, school administration, and parents and caregivers.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals/groups.
  • Motivated self-starter with great attitude, flexibility, and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Able to work under pressure to prioritize and manage workload, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet deadlines within a fast paced and changing environment.
  • Flexibility to work hours to meet productivity goals and deadlines.
  • Strong teamwork ethic; positive, flexible attitude; ability to take complete ownership of responsibilities.
  • Passion for the Child Mind Institute mission.

Note: Please include Grace Berman in your application as she is a Columbia DBT alumn and point of contact for this position.

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New Perspective CBT/DBT, POSTED 5/28/19

Job Opportunity, Brooklyn, NY: Full time Post-Doctoral Position

New Perspective CBT/DBT is a group practice in Flatbush/Ditmas Brooklyn that specializes in providing culturally competent Cognitive Behavioral & Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to our surrounding community. We believe that emotional health is a fundamental part of overall physical health and general well-being. Thus we have a growing practice that is dedicated to providing accessible mental health care to help build resilient families, communities and clients.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Psychologist with a passion for implementing social justice through providing evidence based care to diverse communities. In this position we will provide clinical support supervision to help applicants improve upon their case conceptualization and treatment planning skills. Hone skills as a diagnostician and implementation of CBT & DBT interventions to various mental illnesses. We hope to engage with someone who would like to learn about how to combine offering benefice to the community while maintaining a business and meeting personal financial goals.

Candidates of Color & LGBTQ Identified folks are encouraged to apply

Start date will be August or September 2019


  • Provide empirically-supported care including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to adults, families and children
  • Provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Clinical documentation


  • Doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical psychology ·       Completion of clinical pre-doctoral internship ·       Flexibility to work hours to meet productivity goals and deadlines ·       Team player and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships  ·       Demonstrated expertise in trauma work, CBT/DBT is preferred   ·       Strong teamwork ethic; positive, flexible attitude; ability to take complete ownership of responsibilities·       Strong desire to increase clinical skills and receive training


Please send Cover Letter and CVs as a PDF or word document to