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University of Rochester Marital & Family Therapist - 217161 in Rochester, New York

Marital & Family Therapist

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Strong Memorial Hospital

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Psychiatry SMH Child/Adoles




Position Summary:

To provide outpatient psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families within the Family Therapy Services component of Psychiatry's Mental Health and Wellness Ambulatory Services; to assess, treat, and support individuals and families, and to serve as a family and network liaison and coordinator with referral sources, community resources, and professionals both within and outside the Medical Center; to provide teaching and role modeling to students and other learners within our department.


Under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment:

  • Conducts assessment and intake interviews of patients and their families and designs appropriate therapeutic treatment plans with clearly defined therapeutic goals consistent with all regulations and guidelines established by the New York State Office of Mental Health and the Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health and Wellness. Conducts the course of individual, family, couple, and systems-oriented therapy within the accepted standards of practice as delineated by OMH and the Department, receiving clinical supervision by senior staff. Engages in multidisciplinary teams and collaboration where appropriate. Refers to specialty and/or other appropriate services for evaluation and treatment as indicated, and partners around co-management of shared patients where appropriate.

  • Completes and maintains patient charts, audio-visual forms, releases of information, case summaries, etc. Communicates with referral sources at time of referral, at initial interview, during the course of therapy and at termination by telephone and/or correspondence and/or personal appointment.

  • Establishes and regularly maintains cooperative working relationships with community and health agencies and professional and administrative staff of the Medical Center and University.

  • Attends clinic staff and trainee meetings. Attends new staff orientation as required by the Department of Psychiatry, the University of Rochester Medical Center, and the Family Therapy Services.

  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of, and follows, all Family Therapy Services and Psychiatry Mental Health and Wellness Services policies and procedures, as well as those delineated by the Office of Mental Health. Maintains professional standards and continuing education by reading, attending seminars, workshops and conferences, and staying up to date for the New York State requirements for maintenance of licensure as appropriate.

  • Participates in Departmental and programmatic diversity presentations, as well as other ongoing educational opportunities.


Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or closely related field and major course work in marriage and family theory and practice. Requires NYS licensure as Marriage and Family Therapist or limited permit eligible; if licensure has not been attained upon employment, the individual has 24 months to attain NYS license. Requires sound working knowledge of models of family therapy, knowledge about and ability to implement evidence-informed psychotherapeutic interventions; commitment to and routine demonstration of biopsychosocial approach to care of individuals and families, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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