EXPRESSIVE THERAPIST - Bipolar/Schizophrenia - Full Time
McLean Hospital Corporation - Belmont, MA

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About Our Organization

McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond.

Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers.

Major clinical programs at McLean Hospital address a broad range of psychiatric illnesses, including: depression, bipolar and psychotic disorders; mood and anxiety disorders; alcohol and drug abuse; dissociative disorders; Alzheimer's disease and other geriatric illnesses; and child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. Each program offers access to a full continuum of care, including acute inpatient care, acute residential care, partial hospitalization, continuing residential care options and outpatient services. McLean's multidisciplinary team responds to each patient's situation with a commitment to individualized treatment that may include individual psychotherapy, group therapy, psychopharmacology and rehabilitation services.


Provides groups and individual arts-based treatment as well as critical diagnostic data to the team with which they work.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Expressive therapist are responsible for providing 6 groups daily that are structured appropriately to the specific clientele being served.

Therapist will be responsible for both set-up before and clean up after the group occurs. Groups will be run between 30-45 minutes.

The therapist will maintain ongoing communication with the clinicians as well as Group Program Director.

The therapist will participate in staff meetings and treatment planning meetings.

Consults with Group Program Director in development of skills training groups.

Consults with staff regarding development of service plans for consumers who are difficult to engage and/or manage.

The therapist provides a non-judgmental environment in which clients can process and verbalize personal insight and awareness of issues.

When appropriate, art therapists make and/or provide assessment/consultation to the team utilizing specific arts therapy assessment tools.


Master’s degree in Expressive TherapySKILLS/ABILITIES /COMPETENCIES REQUIREDOrganized, timely, communicate effectively with a multidiscipline team. Able to set and maintain boundaries. Experience with mood and psychotic disorders preferred.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at McLean Hospital is contingent upon a successful CORI (Criminal Background Check), National Background Check and clearance from the Occupational Health Department.

Required Skills:

Successful candidate must possess basic computer skills in order to use a variety of electronic systems to access and/or maintain personal employment-related data, satisfy required annual trainings, and use job-specific applications. All employees of McLean Hospital are assigned an email account for business communication purposes. Candidate must also be able to consistently demonstrate McLean Values of integrity, compassion and respect, diversity and teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination, compensation and benefits conform to this policy in order to further the principles of equal employment opportunity and the spirit of affirmative action.