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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Middletown, Connecticut

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Walden - Adolescent and Family Therapist
Job Locations US-CT-Middletown | US-CT-Middletown
ID 2023-2955
Category Therapist
Position Type Full-Time
We save lives while providing the opportunity for people to realize their healthy selves.

About Walden Behavioral Care. Walden Behavioral Care is a rapidly-growing, national mental healthcare system specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and mental health conditions. We are one of the only organizations in the country to welcome individuals of all ages and all genders at all levels of care. Since 2003, we have helped more than 20,000 individuals progress in their path to healing. With 15 locations and more than 450 dedicated care professionals across Connecticut, Massachusetts and in Georgia, we are committed to changing lives, one person at a time. Using evidence-based treatment, proven to support long-term recovery, we are passionate about providing all individuals with the specialized care they need and deserve.

At Walden we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, where we celebrate our employees, our patients and the communities we work with. In recruiting for our team we welcome the unique contributions only you can bring in terms of your education, culture, opinions, experience and background. Join us and find out how you can make a difference today.

Adolescent and Family Therapist FT - Middletown, CT

Job Summary:

The Adolescent and Family Therapist provides direct care for patients with eating disorders under the supervision of the Program Director.

Hours/Shift: Full-Time (Monday - Friday), in-person position

Responsibilities Include:
    Manage a caseload of patients in both the partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs utilizing Family Based Treatment (FBT) methods.
  • Provide clinical care and case management in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of Walden Behavioral Care and other regulatory agencies.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments, participate in treatment planning, utilization review, and discharge planning.
  • Conduct individual, group and family therapy.
  • Conduct risk assessments and crisis management.
  • Manage cases for primarily the adolescent population with an expectation of some coverage in the adult programs.
  • Collaborate with referral sources and outpatient providers.
  • Work to ensure that all required documentation is completed in a timely and professional manner, while complying with all regulatory standards.
  • Work collaboratively with the treatment team throughout the Walden continuum of care.


  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field.


  • Minimum of 2 years experience providing direct clinical care in a mental health setting, preferably in an eating disorders program
  • Minimum of 1 year's experience working with families in a mental health setting


  • Independent or provisional license; preferred
  • Current CPR certification


  • Must have strong clinical, organizational and communication skills
  • Must possess knowledge of psychiatric group process, therapeutic relationships processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting and behavior/crisis management.

Required competencies:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize independently
  • Ability to multi-task in a changing and fast paced mental health environment
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborate, team environment
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.