May 10, 2022

MST Therapist

  • Evidence-Based Associates
  • Remote (Columbus, GA, USA)
  • $47 - $49,000 yearly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

We are seeking a full-time MST Therapist with mental health clinical training and experience to implement Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to service the Columbus area. MST is a well-researched community-based treatment model directed at youth involved in criminal activity and their families. Interested persons may locate information about this treatment model on the internet at Duties include assessment, treatment, and collaboration with families, youth, and community agency staff. Therapist will function as part of an MST team and will participate in weekly team supervision and consultation. Specific experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy and behaviorally-based treatments preferred. Must be available to provide periodic on-call 24-hour coverage. All sessions are conducted in the family’s home setting and are typically held after 5pm.

Job Responsibilities

· Conduct MST assessment 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.

· Ability to 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.


Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related Human Services area.

Preferred Experience:

  • 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

Preferred Knowledge:

  • 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

Grace Harbour, an ncgCARE partner, is a private outpatient mental health practice dedicated to enhancing the lives of our clients, strengthening families, and instilling hope in tomorrow. Our team of clinician’s have extensive training and experience working with clients of all ages in individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Our mission is to improve lives including those of our employees.

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