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Cornell Health is seeking a full-time, 11 months/year Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC). Our BHC's are embedded within the primary care environment to assist medical clinicians in the detection and treatment of commonly occurring mental and behavioral health concerns that may include sleep disturbance, substance use, depression, anxiety, pain, chronic disease management, crisis evaluation, and sexual health concerns.
Philosophy of Care:
The BHC program is an extension of Cornell Health's larger initiative to offer student-centered care that integrates physical and mental health services in order to promote whole-person wellness. Our primary goals include: increased access to mental health care, reduced stigma around seeking services, promotion of student self-management of disease and illness, enhanced inter-professional collaboration between medical and mental health providers, and facilitation of student engagement in specialty mental health when indicated.
In a fast-paced primary care setting: provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric concerns and/or disorders.
Assess needs of primary care providers related to behavioral health services.
Facilitate appropriate referrals to specialty care, traditional counseling services, campus services, community services and/or providers.
Provide effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals.
Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
Provide walk-in behavioral health services as needed.
Ideal applicants will have experience in or demonstrable working knowledge of BHC care model. Credentials include MSW, doctorate in clinical/counseling psychology (from accredited programs) with knowledge of psycho-pharmacology and experience working through brief patient contact to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of behavioral concerns.
Education, training and experience as BHC.
University Job Title:
Counselor Therapist II
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