The Primary Therapist collaborates with the other professional disciplines in the planning and providing varioustherapeutic interventions based on individual needs and problems. He/she has a primary role in discharge planningas well as providing for other social service/case management needs. Provides individual, family, marital, group, andmilieu counseling. He/she demonstrates performance consistent with the mission, philosophy, and goals of the unitand organization; remains flexible to changing systems; demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits andclinical practice; and treats staff, physicians, patients and families with consideration and respect.
Formal Education and Certifications
Masters' Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field
Knowledge and Experience
Experience in human relation skills in order to be able to understand and motivate people
Knowledge of psychosocial aspects of illness, disease and aging.
Excellent interviewing techniques & communication
Supportive counseling skills
Ability to effectively use tact, empathy and sensitivity in varied and unpredictable situations
Formal Education and Certification:
Current WV Licensure as Professional Counselor OR
Current WV License as Social Worker
One to two years of Social Work or Psychology experience in a mental health setting