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Family Therapists provide support to families who are dealing with problems such as emotional issues, the death of a loved person, or substance abuse. Essential job duties of a Family Therapist include meeting with families, diagnosing and treating mental disorders, creating personalized treatment plans, and monitoring family progress. A successful resume sample in the field should mention qualifications like clinical skills, the ability to handle stressful situations, excellent communication and listening skills, conflict resolution, and recordkeeping. The ideal candidate must be able to highlight a Master’s Degree in clinical therapy in his or her resume.

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COUPLE and FAMILY THERAPIST (internship)

  • Designed and implemented a creative group program benefiting 1st Generation African Youth ages 16 - 21, focused to enhance their social skills and self-esteem.
  • Created and developed various activities in which the families/couples interacted with possible problems, and guided them from crises such as divorce, death, and relationship problems.
  • Established a cohesive formulation of the presenting problem based on ideas gathered in the initial clinical interviews.
  • Channeled families in resolving their relationship problems by highlighting problematic patterns that needed to be changed.
  • Evaluated dysfunctional behavior and assisted families to replace them with health alternatives.
  • Utilized networking channels by connecting families/couples with much needed support, resources, and services in New York City.
  • Initiated and maintained relationships with a diverse group of arts organizations, community partners, neighborhood associations, and social service agencies.
  • Developed and administered evaluation tools to ensure quality and successful programming.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
International Studies
MA
Population And Family Health
MA
International Social Welfare And Services To Immigrants And Refugees
2

Marriage and Family Therapist, Trainee

  • Provided individual, family and group therapy to clients aged 11-18 with a variety of presenting problems, but not limited to, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, eating disorders, trauma related disorders and LGBTQ clients.
  • Maintained progress notes, treatment plans and psychosocial assessments modeled after the Department of Mental Health.
  • Developed and implemented parent training sessions on internet safety, bullying and positive communication skills.
  • Experienced in crisis management including assessing for suicidality by using No Harm Contracts.
  • Over 500 direct client contact hours.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Psychology
MA
Marriage And Family Therapy
3

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Offered therapy to clients with depression, anxieties, substance abuse, self-esteem, parenting/family and other relationship issues.

  • Provided weekly elementary school based counseling to youth aged 5 - 12.
  • Monitored, evaluated and documented clients' progress.
  • Developed client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience and client histories.
  • Determined whether clients should be referred to other specialists.
  • Conducted investigative in-take interviews with both children and families and maintained confidentiality of client records.
  • Counseled and aided family members in understanding and supporting the client.
  • Guided clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their issues.
  • Taught parenting classes at Ida Price Middle School.
  • Performed 5150.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
Sociology & Criminal Justice
MA
Marriage And Family Therapy
4

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

  • Conducted individual psychotherapy with adolescents and adults at community center on the campus of a local middle school.
  • Emphasis on strength-based support and strong rapport with clients and families.
  • Participated in Student Support/Study Team meetings, including client advocacy.
  • Provided case management and resource-linking for families.
  • Co-led psychoeducational and process groups for parents of pre-teens using STEP curriculum.
  • Initiated, planned, and led grief therapy and anger management groups for adolescents.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
MA
Counseling Psychology
5

Family Therapist

  • Used Spanish bilingual skills to implement both general and evidenced-based psychotherapies (Trauma-Focused CBT and Managing Adapting Practice) to inner-city children and teens suffering from co-occurring disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, oppositional behaviors, depression, developmental disorders, and substance abuse/dependence.
  • Assisted high-needs low-income families in decreasing socioeconomic stressors resources through linkage to on-site case management and community resources.
  • Using collaborative documentation and electronic health records, completed daily progress notes, maintained up-to-date case records, and LADMH intake assessments.
  • Provided crisis management using Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and knowledge of ethical and legal mandates to increase safety for children, adults, and families.
  • Created children and teen mindfulness group, and separate curriculums for children suffering from ADHD, and disruptive behaviors.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Creative Writing
MA
Social Work
6

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

  • Conducted over one thousand clinical counseling hours with individuals, couples, social anxiety groups, and parenting classes. Completed extensive clinical notes for each therapeutic session.
  • Facilitated hundreds of on-the-phone clinical interviews and in person clinical assessments.
  • Participated in weekly group trainings and supervision sessions.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
MA
Clinical Psychology
Theatre Studies
Playwriting/directing
7

Individual and Family Therapist

  • Conducted comprehensive family assessments in cases of suspected child maltreatment; for each case: conducted forensic interview of child or involved party, reviewed background materials, and wrote court reports with recommended treatments
  • Assessed, diagnosed, and provided evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment for children in an individual and family setting
  • Provided trauma-informed therapy for diverse clientele ages 3-19, including patients with a variety of family types (foster, kinship, and biological), racial/ethnic identities, socio-economic backgrounds, trauma histories, and cognitive impairments
  • Advocated for interviewed individual's needs & recommended treatment in case consultation meetings
  • Participated in weekly case legal consultation meetings to ensure compliance with legal standards
  • Conducted organizational and policy analysis resulting in report recommending best practice improvements
  • Created, implemented, and analyzed client satisfaction survey capturing client experiences & improvement areas
  • Provided court testimony regarding child maltreatment
  • Maintained a caseload of up to six families
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Psychology & Human Development - Child And Adolescent Development
Interpersonal Practice With Children And Youth
8

Child and Family Therapist

  • Completed intakes and initial assessments of children ages 3-11 at a Primary school.
  • Partnering well with other agencies to provide the necessary services for children and families seeking therapeutic services.
  • Diagnosed and provided therapeutic interventions to children ages 3-11.
  • Made appropriate referrals to family of children ages 3-11 for additional resources and community partners.
  • Provided Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach Treatment to youth ages 12-15 targeted for early intervention for brief treatment with substance use issues.
  • Assessed youth utilizing GAIN assessment measures.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Chemical Dependency Education
BA
Human Services And Mental Health Counseling
MA
Mental Health Counseling
9

Functional Family Therapist

  • Provided in-home family therapy to at risk youth in the community.
  • Attended community meetings to obtain resources for the youth and family members.
  • Educated clients and their families about client rights and responsibilities.
  • Encouraged clients to get involved in social, recreational and other therapeutic activities to enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationship.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Liberal Studies Pre Law
MS
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
10

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Provided therapy for individuals, couples, and families coping with an eating disorder diagnosis
  • Facilitated support group for people who struggle with emotional overeating.
  • Collaborated with other mental health advocates to ensure the best care for the client.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Family Social Science & Child Psychology
MA
Marriage And Family Therapy
PhD
Doctor of Philosophy

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