Family Advocacy Center Mental Health Therapist


  • Provide direct services to victims of abuse (children, adults, and their non-offending family members) including, but not limited to: Crisis counseling and family stabilization; Assessment and evaluation of counseling needs; Development of treatment plans with individualized goals and objectives; Short and long term therapy utilizing trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy,  abuse-focused behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, play therapy and art and/or music therapy; Coordination of services with other members of the multi-disciplinary team; Participation in any legal/judicial proceeding as may be required; Referrals to other services and resources as deemed necessary; Parent education, including facilitation of psychoeducational groups
  • Maintain case files including treatment plans, monthly progress reports, case notes, telephone consultations and termination summaries.
  • Attend weekly individual supervision and clinical staff meetings and monthly multi-disciplinary team meetings. Prepare and present cases for clinical review and case staffing.
  • Participate annually in 8 hours of relevant, continuing education/training events to maintain professional licensure and clinical competency in the forensically sensitive specialty setting.  Remain current on victims’ of crime literature and therapeutic interventions.
  • Represent the Center through speaking engagements, educational opportunities, and public appearances as directed.
  • Complete work in a timely, accurate and organized manner.  Follow ethical and legal mandates.
  • Interact with other professionals and co-workers in a spirit of cooperation and mutual commitment to the mission of the Center.
  • Maintain current licensure and/or certifications and group affiliations.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and group facilitation skills.
  • Track, compile and prepare all statistical information as required by supervisor.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Human Services or a related degree.
  • Licensure by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. (LPC, LCSW, LMFT) or ability to be licensed within six months.
  • A minimum of two years of clinical practice specifically directed at providing trauma focused mental health counseling services to victims of abuse to include; children, adolescents, adults and their families.
  • Post-Master’s experience and training in child abuse, domestic violence, trauma focused – cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), art/play therapy, treatment of complex trauma, EMDR, narrative therapy, PTSD, forensics, and criminal justice system procedures.
  • Valid Arizona operator’s driver’s license required. Must be proficient in MS Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Must be able to travel to meetings in the community and transport materials to events.
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation, polygraph examination and psychological evaluation.

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