Nov 21, 2022

Multi-Systemic Therapy Therapist

  • Lifepath Systems
  • 7308 Alma Drive, Plano, TX, USA
  • $60,000 - $70,000 yearly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description


The MST Therapist will have the following 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. Maintains a caseload of 4-6 families.
  • 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, outcomes 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 nine 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, consultation, and MST Therapist development activities.
  • All services are provided in a person centered, trauma informed manner (To learn more about MST, visit


Qualifications: Master’s Degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area.  Professional licensure as LPC-Associate, LMFT-Associate, or LMSW under clinical supervision required, full licensure as an LPC, LMFT, LCSW preferred.

Preferred Experience:

  •  Direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic and functional) family therapies
  • Therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Couples 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 the youth (i.e., family, peer, school, and neighborhood)
  •  Collaboration and partnership with community agencies
  •  Previous work providing in-home or community-based therapy services
  • Professional licensure in related field preferred but not required
  • Work experience at a CCBHC


Service Excellence:

  • Exceptional Services (individual, family, and groups) as described in the MST service fidelity guidelines
  • Stewardship of Resources: Maximizes Resources and Impact.

For example:

  • Utilization of Workforce Time
  • Creating value as a mental health professional in knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Utilization of agency resources.
  • Leveraging internal and external resources.
  • Cost reduction in services.
  • Innovative practices that maximize resources.

Integrity: Leads team as a role model of integrity. For example:

  • Positive relationships within the agency, community, and individuals in service
  • Meeting state standards, and LPS policy and procedures
  • Ethical work practices

Community: A community builder and team champion for team’s professional relationships.

For example:

  • Communication amongst, staff peers, and supervisors is building healthy relationships and build morale within Lifepath Systems.
  • Individuals and families feel understood and supported by our team

Continuous Improvement in Measurable ways:

  • Builds knowledge, skills, and abilities to continually grow as a resource to individuals in service and LifePath Systems in operations.
  • An innovator of new ideas, techniques, and strategies to are forward leaning and move LPS vision and values forward in all aspects your role.


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


  • Must have valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to complete all Lifepath Systems training.
  • Must be able to provide at least 3 professional or educational references. 


Salary Range: $60,000 - 70,000 per year  ($2,000 sign-on bonus offered if all training is up to date and no disciplinary action during first 6 months of employment)

Shift Hours: Monday through Friday (Some evenings and weekends required to meet the needs of families, 24/7 on call rotation with stipend) 

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, FSA, 401(k), voluntary benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness (EI), and Holidays.

If interested, please complete an online application at LifePath Systems Job Openings and attach your resume

Equal Opportunity Employer

LifePath Systems is an equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans). We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

To read more about this, view the EEO is the Law poster and this EEO is the Law Poster Supplement.

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