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Become A Behavioral Therapist

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Working As A Behavioral Therapist

  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $48,600

    Average Salary

What Does A Behavioral Therapist Do At Aegis Therapies

* Assesses the clinical status of patients to recognize and treat behavioral disorders and psychosocial problems including patients with chronic emotional or behavior problems
* Monitors the site’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement; Designs and implements clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected mental and behavioral conditions
* Assists in the detection of at-risk patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration; Refers cases to mental health specialists or a licensed social worker as appropriate
* Teaches patients, families and staff about care, prevention and treatment enhancement techniques
* Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.
* Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures.
* Documentation will be completed using a company furnished device.
* Participates in department meetings for the purposes of communicating patient interdisciplinary needs, physician communication or regulatory requirements

What Does A Behavioral Therapist Do At Easter Seals

* Provides classroom support and instruction for students with disabilities including autism and behavior disorders.
* Follows students’ instructional and behavior plans and provides support and services in accordance with the plan.
* Maintains and collects appropriate data in regards to the plans.
* May attend and participate PPT meetings.
* Works closely with the Board Certified Behavior Analyst, classroom teachers and staff to provide direct services to students seeking out supervision and direction as needed.
* Creates and implements behavior and academic lesson plans in collaboration with certified staff.
* Follows all policies, procedures and protocols as it relates to behavior de-escalation techniques, restraint and seclusion.
* Demonstrates flexibility and a collegial and collaborative attitude with co-workers and school staff.
* Creates and maintains all necessary documentation and reports in the required format for the successful implementation of behavioral services.
* Experience with ABA theory and practice preferably in an educational setting
* Experience working with individuals with disabilities including those with autism or behavior disorders

What Does A Behavioral Therapist Do At Oconomowoc Residential Programs

* Provide individual treatment for children and adolescents in their home or in a community environment
* Implement programs and behavioral strategies driven by the In
* Home Behavioral Management Lead to help each child progress and develop the skills needed to flourish in their home environment
* Train parents and/or caretakers and teachers in the use of specific behavioral approaches
* Collaborate with GCS treatment team members to create a positive therapeutic environment for those we serve
* Prepare and maintain written case notes that document progression and skill development
* Bring a commitment to achievement, a passion for care, and a deep respect for those we serve to all of your actions at GCS
* We are an equal opportunity employer.
* Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
* M/F/D/V

What Does A Behavioral Therapist Do At HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

* Member of an interdisciplinary treatment team that provides age-appropriate, direct clinical care to behavioral medicine patients.
* This is done in coordination with other team members.
* Is responsible for conducting individual, group, and family therapy as needed, as well as completi
* on of assessments and other required clinical documentation.
* Essential Job Functions:
* Provides age-appropriate individual, group and family therapy.
* Provides psychoeducational groups as clinically indicated.
* Completes integrated biopsychosocial and other assessments, as needed, in a timely manner.
* Completes required documentation in patients’ records in a thorough and timely manner.
* Communicates with team members.
* May assist, as assigned, with referrals to the community

What Does A Behavioral Therapist Do At Cleveland Clinic

* Acquires baseline data and implements approved program using behavioral technology appropriately, neutrally and consistently.
* Follows the prompting hierarchy.
* Utilizes SDs that are clear, concise and consistent.
* Prompts during small group instruction.
* Follows and implements a behavior plan.
* Consistently redirects challenging behavior when appropriate.
* Correctly implements PTT techniques.
* Maintains neutrality when working through challenging behavior.
* Creates monthly summaries and progress reports.
* Maintains professional communication (written and verbal) with families and co-workers.
* Follows student's daily schedule.
* Creates and prepares materials.
* Implements student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).
* Creates and updates daily data sheets.
* Identifies programs that require troubleshooting.
* Meets with coordinating teacher to choose next targets.
* Makes appropriate changes to student's curriculum.
* Other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Behavioral Therapist

Mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists are typically required to have a master’s degree and a license to practice.

Education

To become a mental health counselor or a marriage and family therapist, applicants typically need a master’s degree in psychology, clinical mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, or a related mental health field. A bachelor’s degree in most fields is acceptable to enter a master’s program.

Counseling programs prepare students to recognize symptoms of mental and emotional disorders and to use effective counseling strategies. Marriage and family therapy programs teach students about how marriages, families, and relationships function and how these relationships can affect mental and emotional disorders.

Many employers prefer to hire counselors who have graduated from programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs.

Training

Candidates gain hands-on experience through postdegree supervised clinical work, sometimes referred to as an internship or residency. In training, they learn to provide family therapy, group therapy, psychotherapy, and other therapeutic interventions, under the supervision of a licensed counselor.

Licenses

All states require mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists to be licensed in the state in which they practice. Licensure requires a master’s degree and 2,000 to 4,000 hours of postdegree supervised clinical experience, sometimes referred to as an internship or residency. In addition, counselors and therapists must pass a state-recognized exam and complete annual continuing education classes.

Contact information for state boards regulating mental health counselors is available through the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Contact and licensing information for marriage and family therapists is available through the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards.

Important Qualities

Compassion. Counselors and therapists often work with people who are dealing with stressful and difficult situations, so they must be compassionate and empathize with their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Being able to work with different types of people is essential for counselors and therapists. They spend most of their time working directly with clients and other professionals and must be able to encourage good relationships.

Listening skills. Good listening skills are essential for mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists, both of whom need to give their full attention to their clients to understand their problems, values, and goals.

Organizational skills. Good organizational skills are especially important for counselors and therapists in private practice, who must keep track of payments and work with insurance companies.

Speaking skills. Mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists need to be able to communicate with clients effectively. They must express ideas and information in a way that clients can understand easily.

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7 Behavioral Therapist jobs

Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Ashburn, VA
ABA Therapist

$68,360 Estimated

Erickson Living
Ashburn, VA
Occupational Therapist - PRN

$69,768 Estimated

Optimal Beginnings, LLC
Ashburn, VA
ABA Therapist / RBT

$68,360 Estimated

Erickson Living
Ashburn, VA
Physical Therapist - Flex / PRN

$67,870 Estimated

Healthcare Traveler Jobs
Ashburn, VA
Physical Therapist PT Jobs (Ashburn,VA)

$67,870 Estimated

Oasis Home Health Care Inc.
Ashburn, VA
Physical Therapist and Physical Therapy Assistant

$45,914 Estimated

Lavida Massage
Ashburn, VA
Massage Therapists Needed

$68,360 Estimated

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Real Behavioral Therapist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Behavioral Therapist Cameron Consultation, LLC Marblehead, MA Oct 01, 2011 $62,610
Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist The Connections Therapy Center, Inc. Lanham, MD Sep 29, 2016 $45,810
In-Home Behavioral Management Therapist Northeast Behavioral Associates Inc. Norwood, MA Sep 18, 2014 $42,000
Counselor/Behavioral Therapist Shalom, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Oct 05, 2010 $40,780
Behavioral Therapist Star, Inc. Culver City, CA Dec 15, 2011 $36,627
Behavioral Therapist Support and Treatment for Autism (Star), Inc. Culver City, CA Jan 02, 2012 $36,627
Behavioral Therapist Center for Autism Spectrum Treatment, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 16, 2015 $34,500
Behavioral Therapist Center for Autism Spectrum Treatment, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2010 $33,246
Behavioral Therapist Autism Opportunities Foundation Woodbury, MN Sep 13, 2015 $32,912
Behavioral Therapist RCS Behavioral &Amp; Educational Consulting, LLC Natick, MA Sep 26, 2014 $32,200
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Top Skills for A Behavioral Therapist

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Top Behavioral Therapist Skills

  1. Behavior Analysis
  2. ABA Therapy
  3. Autism Spectrum Disorder
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform Functional Behavior Analysis and come up with reactive and proactive plans.
  • -Provided ABA therapy in a home setting for children ages 2-8 yrs., with a primary diagnosis of Autism.
  • Run behavioral intervention and skill acquisition programs with children/adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Developed skills such as linguistic, cognitive and social skills of children with autism.
  • Implement behavioral treatment plans on daily basis Work with clients on a one-on-one basis and closely follow progress
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