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Society for Health Psychology
  • Full Time
  • San Francisco
  • Competitive USD / Year

Website UCSF Campus and Health

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Job Summary
Under the general supervision of the Partial Hospitalization & Intensive Outpatient Programs manager and as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, the License Mental Health Therapist’s duties include but are not limited to providing transitional and comprehensive mental health services including case management, group and individual therapy, family psychotherapy, and crisis intervention, to a caseload of severely mentally ill adults who are high risk for psychiatric hospitalization. Incumbent will complete psychosocial/functional assessments, mental status examinations, comprehensive treatment development, and discharge planning. Coordinate treatment among various agencies and advocate for client to link with needed resources. Work with treatment team and inpatient/outpatient units to facilitate referrals and service. Attend weekly staff and treatment planning meetings.

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Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field from an accredited university
Minimum of one year previous experience with dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive psychotherapy groups.
Recent direct patient care experience in a mental health setting, group and crisis management skills.
Demonstrated ability to provide transitional, comprehensive mental health services including psychotherapy, crisis intervention, outreach, and case management to a caseload of severely mentally ill adults who are high risk for psychiatric hospitalization.
Demonstrated ability to complete psychosocial/functional assessments, mental status examinations, comprehensive treatment development, and discharge planning.
Excellent documentation and clinical skills.
Ability to prioritize; work independently, excellent follow-up, work well under pressure and deadlines.
Demonstrated excellent attendance and reliability.
Demonstrated ability to assess suicide and violence risk.
Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with colleagues as a member of the treatment team.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
A preliminary job offer and assignment may be extended pending successful background clearance.
This position requires flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with populations diverse in ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
Experience with severely mentally ill.
Recent direct patient care experience with DBT and/or Partial Hospitalization
• Licensed in the State of California (LCSW, LMFT)
About UCSF
At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.
Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

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