Providence Health & Services Family Therapist - Mental Health Unit in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Family Therapist (Mental Health Unit, 1.0 FTE, Day shift) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Family Therapist will be designated primary responsibility for facilitating family therapy sessions, family home contract meetings, psycho-education groups for families and family exit interviews with patients and family on the adolescent and adult mental health units.

In this position you will:

  • Provide group, and individual therapy and counseling interventions to adolescent/adult patients.

  • Provide psycho-education and family support groups to adolescent/adult patients and families.

  • Participate in treatment planning meetings and assist treatment team in identifying clinical problems for individual patients and their families.

  • Facilitate/co-facilitate group and individual therapy sessions.

  • Facilitate conferences, training sessions, and lectures to community mental health personnel to assist in expanding community understanding of mental and emotional problems as time allows.

  • Continuously monitor all family and patient progress in treatment and outcome as a result of therapeutic interventions.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or Social Work

  • Ability to establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of patients, families, and persons contacted in the course of work

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Demonstrated experience in family, group, and individual therapy

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of mental health counseling and techniques of observing and assessing behavior

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • State of Alaska Licensure in one of the following: LPA, LPC, LCSW, or LMFT

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work / Care Management / Counseling

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 182573