The STS Lead Clinician is responsible for providing on-going intervention, support and guidance to the children enrolled in the School Therapeutic Services program. The Lead Clinician will also provide support to the School Therapeutic Workers assigned to work with children on their caseload.
1. A licensed mental health clinician, including psychiatrists, psychologist, licensed professional counselors (LPC), and/or licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) (licensed clinicians as defined above will not be required to demonstrate coursework or experience requirements; supervision requirements should be determined by the licensing body; training is required as described below).
2. If not licensed as defined above, must meet criteria for all items below: Master’s Degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline, such as; Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatric Nursing, and Marriage and Family therapy, for example. The degree must include clinical coursework in the foundations of behavioral health and the provisions of mental health services, i.e. individual, group and family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, crises counseling, abnormal psychology, psychopathology assessment, child development, personality theory, psychotherapy lab, clinical practicum, etc. Other courses may qualify as determined by review of transcript/syllabi. In order for a degree to count as a mental health degree, the degree must contain at least (12) credit hours in core behavioral health coursework as defined above. No more than (3) of these (12) credits hours can be derived from a supervised clinical mental health practicum experience (teaching/education/other non-clinical practicum experience will not count). Courses such as statistics, program and policy development, and program administration, will not be counted as behavioral health courses because they do not include instruction in the direct provision of mental health services. If coursework is part of a medical degree, there must be clear evidence that the course was directly related to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders rather than medical conditions. Appropriate medical degrees/training will include substantial training in mental health disorders; medical degrees that are behavioral health-related usually include a residency in psychiatry. Mobile Therapists must have formal training in the provision of psychotherapy.
3. At least one (1) year verified post-Masters experience providing psychotherapy/counseling to children.
4. Required monthly, documented clinical supervision from a licensed psychologist.
5. Must have proof of current Professional Liability Insurance.
6. Satisfactory clearances in accordance with PA Acts 33, 73, & 80.
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