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Sanford Health Behavioral Health Therapist - Psychology in Jamestown, North Dakota

Job Title: Behavioral Health Therapist | Psychology | Jamestown

City: Jamestown

State: ND

Department : Jamestown Psychology

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


The Behavioral Health Therapist requires a broad and thorough understanding of human behavior, theories of counseling, and psychopathology. May work with a wide range of patient populations and presenting issues, requiring a foundation in a variety of treatment modalities. This role has total independence and responsibility for patient well-being.

The Behavioral Health Therapist provides diagnostic assessment, onsite crisis assessment and intervention, and determines need for ongoing care according to level of clinical ability, medical, and psychosocial complexity. Develops treatment plans and implements treatment interventions specific to patient needs. Continually assesses patient's progress and revises diagnosis(es), treatment plans, and interventions accordingly. Documents treatment sessions. Provides patient progress updates to interdisciplinary team, as needed. May educate patient support members about patient issues and interventions. May refer for additional clinical services or to specialists, as needed. Must stay current on emerging issues in the profession.

In a clinic setting (other than primary care), the Behavioral Health Therapist conducts scheduled face-to-face therapy sessions designed to assess and improve patient's emotional, mental, and behavioral health.

Credentialing through the Allied Health Staff of the organization where you will be working will be required.


Learn about new developments in counseling by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, or establishing and maintaining contact with other social services agencies. Plan, organize, or lead structured programs of counseling, work, study, recreation, or social activities for clients. Evaluates patients' responses to psychotherapeutic interventions and adjusts treatment plans. Recognizes the defenses and obstacles to overcome in psychotherapy patients. Applies appropriate psychological skills and technologies according to different counseling stages. Empathizes with patients and establishes rapport with them. Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports. Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge. Classifies symptoms using proper assessment and diagnosis techniques and communication skills. Completes intake assessments for a variety of mental health and substance abuse cases.


Looking for an individual wot work at our Jamestown location with our Psychology team. Strongly prefer an individual to hold the ND LICSW.


Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or related Behavioral Health Sciences required; graduation from an accredited school preferred.

License must be in good standing in state(s) of practice.

In North Dakota, must have one of the following:

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW)

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City: Jamestown

State: ND

Job Function: Behavioral Health and Dependency

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD07477