Glenbeigh is a positive working environment with a lot of opportunity for professional development. A typical day includes, but is not limited to, individual counseling sessions, group counseling sessions, psycho-education, assessment, case management, advocacy, and clinical documentation. Learning opportunities include, but are not limited to, the acquisition of skills to execute empathetic and clinical support to patients on an individual basis; facilitation of purposeful group therapy sessions; facilitation of specialty groups including exposure therapy, dual diagnosis support, and the family program; facilitation of psycho-educational lectures to patients and/or their families; and professional documentation of clinical notes in a timely manner. Regular supervision is provided by skilled clinicians, and there is an open-door policy with the CEO, who is wonderful. Co-workers make the working environment supportive and positive.
Inpatient work at Glenbeigh is challenging as it is intense most of the time. The clinicians work where the patients "live", and the patient demands are many due to their level of care. Most days, a clinician can leave work feeling drained; having low energy for family, home tasks, self-care, etc. Additionally, this job site is rather remote, and most of the clinicians drive quite a distance to and from work.
Aside from working with fantastic co-workers and supervision, an enjoyable part of the job is to see patients get better each day. When a former patient contacts you with news of continued recovery, it is validating and heartwarming.