Licensed Therapist – Grafton Integrated Health Network
Grafton is seeking a licensed therapist to join the clinical department at our psychiatric residential treatment facility in Berryville, Virginia. Located just outside the metropolitan DC region, Grafton provides intensive multidisciplinary treatment services for youth with intellectual or development delay, autism spectrum disorder, and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses.
We couldn’t disagree more with the idea that individuals with developmental delay don’t benefit from psychotherapeutic techniques, and instead require a strictly behavioral approach. At Grafton we have been happily mixing behavioral and psychotherapeutic approaches together for decades. We understand that developmental or intellectual delay does NOT mean that an individual CANNOT achieve insight. Or learn new skills. Or practice mindfulness. Or meditate. Or learn pro social behaviors. Or participate in social activities. & etc. Frankly our ABA professionals are here because they want to be a part of a comprehensive multidisciplinary team.
In fact, our entire approach to care is entirely centered upon a trauma-informed perspective. We realize that we should focus primarily on comfort, not on control. We have eliminated the use of restraint in most of our programs and significantly minimized it in our psychiatric residential setting. We teach all staff to follow these simple precepts:
We also believe in empiricism, we value sub-specialization, and support life-long education, and we want clinical decision-making to be based on data, not conjecture. We are doing innovative stuff over here. Our consulting division (called “Ukeru”) is active in over 35 states. Come learn more. This could be the place where you do your best work, and you truly help someone get their life back.
We offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package.
To apply go to the Careers page at www.grafton.org, or reach out directly to Scott Zeiter, Chief Clinical Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.