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Licensed Therapist - Day Treatment/ Intensive Outpatient Program

About Newport Academy
Newport Academy is a gender-specific, comprehensive treatment program for adolescents suffering from mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse issues located in Bethlehem and Darien, CT. The program combines the key elements essential in effectively treating adolescent girls and boys with substance abuse and other mental health disorders. As compared with adults, adolescents have higher rates of dual diagnosis and developmental differences. Adolescent treatment needs can be challenging and often involves more comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approaches. At Newport Academy, we deliver a highly individualized, holistic approach to treatment where psychological, biological, spiritual, social and educational needs are continually assessed and revised throughout the treatment process.
Position Description
Under the supervision of the Clinical Director in Darien, CT, the Therapist is responsible for conducting assessments, developing individual treatment plans, conducting individual and group therapy with Newport Academy clients, as well as preparing all clinical documentation.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Carry a caseload of up to fifteen clients in which he/she will be designated as the Individual Therapist coordinating therapeutic services.
  • Conduct assessments, develop individual treatment plans, and meet individually with clients a minimum of once per week.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational, process and experiential groups with clients as scheduled.
  • Work with the Clinical Director on program development, scheduling and coordinating services for the clinical program.
  • Communicate with families via email and phone calls as needed.
  • Be responsible for the timely completion of clinical documentation (assessment, treatment plan, progress and group notes and discharge summaries).
  • Attend weekly treatment team meetings, staff meetings, and clinical supervision as scheduled.
Other Related Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills.
  • Engage in appropriate written and verbal communication with families, referral sources and other professionals.
  • Able to maintain clear boundaries with residents and staff.
  • Ability to write progress notes, reports and other clinical documentation.
Basic Education and Experience Required
  • Minimum of a MasterÔ s Degree from an accredited graduate school in marriage family therapy, counseling, social work, or psychology.
  • Licensed in Connecticut as a LMFT, LPC, LCSW, or Clinical Psychologist


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