Make a real and lasting difference in the life of a youth and their family by joining Integrated Family Services, LLC as an MST Therapist, implementing an evidence-based therapy model for high risk youth that has proven results for families and communities. As a therapist, you’ll work with youth, their families, their communities, and other key members of their ecology to implement the MST treatment model, guided by 9 treatment principles that have demonstrated consistent and long-lasting effects – kids treated with MST have had 54% fewer rearrests, 75% fewer violent felony arrests, and 54% fewer out-of-home placements than traditional correction methods. If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career that will achieve lasting impact, apply to become an MST therapist at Integrated Family Services, LLC.
MST currently operates in 34 states and 15 countries with 2,500+ clinicians. Over 200,000 families have been positively impacted by MST. With 60+ studies, MST features the largest body of evidence, by far, of successful interventions for high risk youth.
For more information on the MST model and its impact, visit mstservices.com.
Position: MST Therapist
Position Summary: Join a small team of dedicated therapists who work in the community to address juvenile delinquent behaviors. As an MST therapist you will carry 5-6 cases at a time, working not only with youth but with their family and peers as well to achieve lasting outcomes. You will empower families to address problematic behavior and will help youths make life-transforming changes.
Education Requirements: Generally, we require a masters’ degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject area. However, if you have a related bachelor’s degree and have extensive experience in treating serious antisocial behavior in youth, we would love to receive your application as well!
Why You Should Apply:
- Earn a competitive salary dependent upon degree level and licensure status
- Receive extensive training and support in learning and implementing the MST model, surrounded by a support network of supervisors and coaches both within your agency and at the larger MST Network level as well
- Work with passionate and dedicated therapists who, like yourself, are willing to do whatever it takes to make a difference in the life of a youth
- Embark on a career in which you can go to work every day knowing that you are making an impact – MST’s results have been proven in over 60 studies!
- Conduct MST assessments including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context.
- Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
- Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, case outcome review, and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process.
- Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with the 9 MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.
- Engage and collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system, to maintain alignment throughout MST treatment.
- Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices.
- Participate in all MST training, supervision and consultation activities.
- Direct use of pragmatic (i.e. structural, strategic and functional) family therapies
- Individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques
- Marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches
- Behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance
- Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e. family, peer, school, and neighborhood)
- Collaboration and partnership with community agencies
- Previous work providing in-home or community-based therapy services
- Family systems theory and application
- Social ecological theory and application
- Behavioral therapies theory and application
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy theory and application
- Pragmatic family therapies theory and application
- Child development research and its application in treatment
- Social skills assessment and intervention