MD Anderson Cancer Center Counselor - Fulltime - Behavioral Science in Houston, Texas

Title : Counselor - Fulltime - Behavioral Sciences

Provides professional behavioral and psychological interventions and assessment techniques for behavioral clinical research protocols and clinical programs. Impacts Behavioral Science Clinical Research protocols and Clinical programs

Conducts initial consultations and follow up care for patients in the Tobacco Treatment Program

•Delivers behavioral or psychological individual interventions and assessment techniques based on cognitive behavioral principals, motivational interviewing and other similar treatment approaches to patients in the Tobacco Treatment Program.

Maintains clinical documentation for the facilitation of patient care and collects data related to program evaluation. •Maintains appropriate documentation of all clinical activities and initiates discussion of clinical issues as they arise with the Program Director, Assistant Director and other designated clinical and research staff. Collects data required for program review and evaluation.

Facilitates multidisciplinary interactions to optimize patient care.

•Maintain intra-and inter-institutional liaison with clinical/medical personnel as well as investigative staff through oral and written communication. Oral communication involves the use of the telephone in a clear concise manner and face-to-face interaction. Written communication requires the use of the computer keyboard, word processing spreadsheets and database software.

Assists in identifying areas for growth and collaborates with others to make program improvements.

Participates in clinical case conferences.

•Participates in weekly strategy meetings aimed at identifying needed treatment interventions, protocol and procedural changes.

Prepares and delivers presentations within the institution and in the community.

•Collaborates with program Clinicians and Researchers in preparation of oral and written presentations for both formal and informal meetings.

•Other duties as assigned. works on special projects as assigned.

Education Required: Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, related counseling degree or Social Work.

Experience Required: One year of post-masters related counseling experience. One of the following: *Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) issued by the state of Texas. *Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) issued by the state of Texas. *Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) issued by the state of Texas. *Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) issued by the state of Texas. *Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) issued by the state of Texas.

Experience Preferred: Fluent in Spanish or Arabic

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