For us at Complete Behavioral Health (CBH) hiring the right therapist make a huge difference for our practice and our patients. A good therapist knows how to help patients set goals, stick with a plan, and change course when needed. In addition to strong technical know-how, therapists must have great interpersonal and communication skills.
We are looking for top-notch therapists, it’s important that you are a well-rounded individual with the empathy and interpersonal skills to match your technical know-how and ability to help patients achieve results.
We are looking for a compassionate therapist to work with patients, identifying mental health issues and either treating these issues or referring patients to other professionals. You should also be able to work with patients’ families where necessary.
To be successful as a therapist, you should have excellent interpersonal skills and show empathy while remaining professional. A good therapist identifies mental health issues and recommends the best course of action for the individual’s needs.
Therapist careers usually require a certain skill set. Some common qualifications of high-quality candidates for this Therapist position include:
Extensive knowledge of mental health conditions and best practices for psychological treatment
Well-developed listening and interview skills to explore patient needs and administer treatment plans
Strong oral communication skills to counsel and advise patients
Analytical and problem-solving skills to develop effective treatment plans
Coaching skills to help patients make positive changes
Organization skills to maintain up-to-date, easy-to-navigate patient files
Familiarity with privacy, health and safety laws
Computer skills to operate record keeping, scheduling, email and word processing software
Assess patients and diagnose mental health issues.
Create a treatment plan for patients based on the needs of the individual.
Refer patients to other healthcare professionals if necessary.
Work with families or couples to administer family or marital counseling.
Conducting initial consultations to gather patient information
Assessing patients’ emotional and mental health and developing treatment plans to meet them
Asking questions and listening to help patients explore their thoughts and feelings
Leading patients through mental exercises and role-playing activities when beneficial
Counseling and advising patients on issues of importance to them
Intervening with emergency care techniques and protocols when patients are in crisis
Providing referrals for additional care or services when required
Maintaining detailed confidential records
A master’s degree in psychology, counseling
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to keep patient information confidential.
Excellent communication skills.
Empathy for patients.