We are excited to be expanding our Child and Adolescent Specialty Practice (CASP)! The Institute for Girls’ Development, located in Pasadena, California, is hiring a licensed therapist to join our CASP team. The specialists on this team provide treatment and assessment for girls and young women ages 3-19, as well as for non-binary and transgender youth. Specialists work with a variety of issues including emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, health concerns, attention and executive functioning, social skills and neurodiversity, grief, and adjustment to challenging life situations. Modalities include individual, family, parenting, and group therapy. Our specialists work from a variety of theoretical orientations, including CBT, mindfulness-based, developmental, and cultural-relational approaches. We are interested in knowing about applicants’ sub-specialties. Sub-specialty areas of interest include but are not limited to: working with youth on the spectrum, health psychology and pain management, anxiety/OCD treatment, body image and eating disorder treatment, neuro-feedback, and family systems.
Responsibilities would include:
- Carrying a caseload of individual clients and groups (20-25 clinical hours per week).
- Leading weekly therapy groups for children or teens, with a range of goals, based on interest and experience.
- Participating in weekly team-wide Case Consultation meeting.
- Working collaboratively with our DBT Specialty team.
- Attending Institute Professional Trainings; an educational stipend is provided for trainings related to area of interest.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
- Licensed Therapist: LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, Psychologist or License eligible.
- A background of working with children, adolescents, families, and groups.
- A passion for working with girls, young women and their families.
- Motivation for practice-building and professional development.
- Interest in working with our team to build our program and practice.
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required.
- Knowledge of current research and theory on girls’ development is desirable.
More about our Child and Adolescent Specialty Practice: The specialists on this team provide treatment and assessment to girls ages 3-19. Specialists work with a variety of issues including emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, attention and executive functioning, social skills, health concerns, grief, and adjustment to challenging life situations. Parent counseling and perinatal/postpartum clinical services are also provided. Modalities and approaches to treatment include individual, family, and group therapy. Our specialists work from a variety of theoretical orientations, including CBT, DBT informed, mindfulness-based, developmental, and cultural-relational approaches.
More about our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Specialty Practice: The specialists on this team provide treatment to girls, teens, young women (elementary school through young adulthood), and transgender and non-binary youth. They also provide services for the parents of these youth and young adults. The clients served in this practice often have a history of self-harm, emotional regulation challenges, suicidal ideation, and previous hospitalizations. Our DBT team provides skills groups, individual DBT therapy, phone coaching, and participates in weekly DBT case consultation, mindfulness practice, and self-study. Skills groups and coaching for parents are also provided. DBT therapists provide some select services in the Child and Adolescent Specialty Practice.
Work Schedule: This is a full-time exempt position at 40 hours per week. The first 3 months are dedicated to building a full-time caseload (approximately 20 – 25 clinical hours weekly), case consultations, trainings, a variety of professional activities. Clinical hours are generally mid/late morning into the evening hours; some weekend hours are also an option.
Diversity: The Institute for Girls’ Development embraces diversity in our staff and in the clients we serve. Bilingual/bi-cultural applicants are encouraged to apply.
Positions are available now. Start dates are negotiable.
Compensation: Base salary plus percentage-based bonus, 2 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays and sick pay, group health insurance plan, 401k plan, annual educational and professional memberships stipends.
Check out our website to learn more about our organization: www.instituteforgirlsdevelopment.com
- Provide a cover letter, explaining your interest in this training position. Include your curriculum vitae and 3 references.
- Email to Dr. Melissa Johnson, CEO at HR@InstituteForGirlsDevelopment.com.
- In the subject line, specify your interest – Licensed: Child and Adolescent Specialty Practice.
The Institute for Girls’ Development promotes excellence in psychotherapeutic and assessment services as well as community programs for girls and their families. Our asset-based model of comprehensive services is based on current research on girls’ and women’s development and effective psychotherapeutic interventions. Our specialists take pride in providing high quality treatment and assessment in a collaborative team practice. We are well-respected and active in the community – collaborating with schools and youth organizations to empower connection, growth, and mindfulness.