Provides diagnostic evaluations and subsequent short-term psychotherapy for ambulatory mental health services utilizing but not limited to case management, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and psychotherapeutic intervention provided to individuals, families, groups modalities, and/or Intensive Outpatient Programs.
All clinical services are provided incident to under the ensuite supervision from a licensed psychologist, nurse practitioner, or physician.
Provides psychotherapy and counseling for individuals, families, groups and/or Intensive Outpatient Programs for members with mental health and dual disorders . Provides services such as but not limited to crisis intervention, brief therapy, skills training, supportive therapy, stress management, couples counseling, addictions counseling and family therapy.
Demonstrates clinical competency in variety of evidence based treatment modalities for individual, family, couples and groups therapy.
Conducts diagnostic evaluations with members using the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) under the supervision of psychiatrists and/or psychologists. Determines the appropriate level of care according to clinical needs.
Determines urgency of members needs, renders the appropriate course of therapeutic actions, which may include but not limited to crisis intervention, coordination of care, and coordinating psychiatric admissions with the assistance of psychiatrists and/or psychologists.
Assesses treatment and prevention of mental disorders. Provides information and resources to members with mental health and dual diagnosis disorders. Knowledgeable of KP and community resources. Provides clinical consultation in an integrated health care environment regarding family interactions, sociocultural determinants and community resources.
May participate in KP sponsored studies/research. Researches, collects and records data and information relating to identification and treatment of behavioral and interpersonal problems of members. Proposes alternatives for interventions and approaches for resolutions.
Participates in collaborative consultations with physicians and other interdisciplinary clinical team members to support assessments, treatment planning and decision making. Reviews difficult cases or quality assurance concern with clinical team. Acts as consultant to team members and others in the organization.
Maintains high level of clinical expertise. Is knowledgeable of current clinical conditions, methods, medications, theoretical frameworks and interventions. Utilizes best practices in delivery of behavioral health services in accordance with professional and clinical guidelines. Utilizes evidence based interventions and modalities with sound theoretical base.
Maintains written record of therapy, prepares reports and letter; phones, writes and visits (with member permission) social agencies, schools, relatives, friends to obtain pertinent information. Participates in clinical team meetings, departmental planning and quality management activities.
Complies with organizational, departmental, state/federal guidelines & all regulatory agency policies and procedures.
Adheres to all mandated guidelines for patients clinical care and license.