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Acadia Healthcare McCallum Place - Therapist - Victory Program - Saint Louis, MO in Saint Louis, Missouri


  • Provides individual therapy sessions with assigned adolescent and adult patients. Partners with clients to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues as related to their eating disorder. Engages clients in identifying issues, options, and desired outcomes. Develops a clear picture of the needs and best options from the client’s perspective.

  • Maintains a schedule for sessions and meets with patients at frequency indicated by their current level of care.

  • Establishes a therapeutic relationship with patients, including rapport, therapeutic boundaries, and a working alliance towards with treatment goals.

  • Displays theoretical knowledge (e.g., CBT, DBT, psychodynamic) and family based therapies.

  • Consistently uses psychotherapeutic framework to conceptualize patient’s struggles to provide treatment.

  • Assists patients in setting and meeting treatment goals and identifying appropriate coping skills

  • Attends and actively participates in both individual and group supervision meetings, trainings, and therapist supervision meetings.

  • Provides family therapy for assigned patients. Promotes cooperation and commitment to achieving treatment goals. Builds a constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and commitment to coordinating current and ongoing treatment.

  • Meets with families of adolescent patients a minimum of weekly, and meets with families of adults patients every other week or as clinically indicated.

  • Understands and utilizes a therapy modality for sessions with families.

  • Includes parents / guardians of adolescents in planning for transition and discharge.

  • Demonstrates ability to build rapport with families, and provides education regarding eating disorders and how to provide support to the loved one.

  • Develops and implements individualized treatment plans to facilitate patients’ progress. Focuses on results and desired treatment outcomes and how best to achieve them. Looks for opportunities to help advance treatment and responds to treatment plan setbacks. Effectively communicates treatment plans to the patient, family and treatment team.

  • Develops treatment plans based on patients’ identified problems and needs.

  • Updates treatment plans weekly with measurable objectives, therapeutic assignments, discharge planning, and notation of patients’ progress.

  • Coordinates care with outpatient providers and support systems, including family members, school / sport / educational professionals, and outpatient providers.

  • Contacts outpatient therapist upon admission to determine preferred method for updates, and provides ongoing updates with outpatient therapist.

  • Involves family, as appropriate, during an individual’s treatment.

  • Assures adolescent patients and parents have contact with McCallum Place teachers to establish an educational plan.

  • Coordinate patients’ discharge and / or transition between levels of care.

  • Works collaboratively with patients and families to establish a discharge plan, including patients’ completion of the Discharge Plan assignments.

  • Communicates the discharge plan to families, school / sport/ educational professionals, and outpatient providers, which includes dissemination of discharge summary within one week of discharge.

  • Communicates patients’ discharge and /or transition between levels of care with McCallum Place employees.

  • Facilitates group therapy and meal therapy weekly. Individualizes individual and group therapy to appropriately meet the needs of patients.

  • Maintains a group culture that ensures the safety of patients, which includes upholding the group expectations identified in the Patient Handbook.

  • Follows the group schedule, including starting and ending groups on time.

  • Develops, revises, and implements modules for group therapy.

  • Provides support to patients during meal therapy, including assisting patients in setting meal goals and redirecting rituals or inappropriate behavior.

  • Facilitates post meal group, including assisting patients in processing struggles, identifying risks for ED behaviors, and assisting patients in identifying alternative coping strategies.

  • Communicates regularly with Direct Care staff regarding specific patient needs in a manner that is direct and easy to understand.

  • Actively participates in team meetings.

  • Assists staff in understanding patients’ special issues, as well as skills for providing care relevant to these issues.

  • Communicates safety concerns to staff.

  • Demonstrates commitment to advancing clinical skills and professional development through attendance of training and conferences.

· Maintains license requirements by acquiring necessary continuing education units through training, public speaking, and home study options, as delineated by the state board.

· Represents and formally delivers presentations at conferences, McCallum Place CEU events and seminars.

  • Demonstrates professional conduct, concern, respect, and compassion toward all patients, families, co-workers and the public as a representative of McCallum Place and the Victory Program.

o Respects and maintains the confidentiality of all patient information.

o Demonstrates ability to work in a cooperative manner as a team member.

o Demonstrates ability to problem solve issues with coworkers.

o Communicates concerns regarding policies, working conditions, patients, or coworkers through appropriate channels.

  • Takes initiative and ownership of issues.

  • Represents willingness/enthusiasm to create, embrace and facilitate change




  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest



  • Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of work

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)