Program Therapist - Eating Disorder, Outpatient

Center For Discovery - Torrance, CA

Part-time | Contract
Job Location
South Bay ED OP - Torrance, CA
Position Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Center For Discovery
The Program Therapist assists and supports clients from admission through discharge. The Program Therapist provides clinical assessments and contributes insightful, practical and meaningful information to the development of treatment plans. He/she orients new clients to the treatment program and makes introductions to the staff and other program participants. As a member of the treatment team, the Program Therapist meets weekly in collaborative fashion with the treatment team to discuss cases. Licensed clinicians (Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, etc.) and registered interns must possess knowledge of dual diagnosis, eating disorders and/or chemical dependency.


Completing the Biopsychosocial assessment within one day of admission (the parent and/or resident components**)
Meeting with clients within twenty-four hours of admission to establish therapeutic rapport
Completing the Comprehensive Treatment Plan and Integrated Treatment Summary within three days of admission
Identifying weekly treatment goals and writing contracts specific to individual client needs
Writing and facilitating the Discharge Summary
Individual psychotherapy sessions, 3 times weekly for each client
Conjoint family psychotherapy sessions at least once per week
Facilitating professional groups as assigned
Facilitating Multifamily and Alumni groups
Interfacing with insurance companies, providing appropriate clinical information to obtain initial certification and continuing stay certification as required
Meeting with each client in individual sessions as clinically indicated, providing psychotherapeutic interventions to thoroughly educate each client to the CTP and its intent, target dates, and revisions
Being appropriately accessible to family members
Conjoint family therapy is scheduled at least once each week to address issues related to the resident’s family experience. The therapist ensures that each family member is fully educated to the CTP, its goals and methods and the resident’s discharge plan. It is key that the family know how to approach and implement all discharge recommendations.
Facilitating group therapy, workshops, and educational groups as directed by the program schedule
Assessing suicidality and the possibility of danger to self or others
Charting each resident’s progress throughout the treatment experience
Charting after each individual, group, and family session
Educating each client as needed
Beginning and ending groups in a timely fashion
Creating a written plan for continuing care (DC plan) and discharge summary
This is a part-time position at one of our outpatient programs. For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at


The Program Therapist must possess a Master’s degree in an appropriate field
Clinicians must be licensed or registered in the state in which they are applying
Center for Discovery utilizes MFT and LCSW interns and psychological assistants under the supervision of an appropriate Licensed Independent Practitioner
Must understand the therapeutic process, understand confidentiality laws, and have strong knowledge of professional ethics
Must be able to demonstrate leadership abilities, and be able to communicate with persons from all educational and cultural backgrounds
Must demonstrate tact, initiative, resourcefulness, a professional manner, enthusiasm, and a non-judgmental attitude

Why Work with Us

At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of eating disorder and mental health experts, all dedicated to promoting lasting health and healing. Clinical supervision and guidance are provided on total client care and therapeutic milieu management, as well as career growth and personal development oversight. You will develop an individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career objectives.

Get to Know Us

Center For Discovery has a 20-year legacy of transforming lives by promoting health, healing and hope to our clients and their families. We are a national leader in behavioral healthcare and offer world-class treatment for eating disorders, mental health and substance use conditions. We serve adolescents and adults in both residential and outpatient settings. It is our mission to create a transformative therapeutic experience aimed at profoundly and creatively facilitating behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth. We place a high priority on providing an environment that supports an unlimited capacity for learning, and we seek qualified individuals who share our passion for improving the lives of those we serve. With plans for continued growth, upward job mobility makes this an ideal workplace for those who want to build a career in the behavioral health sector. Come grow with us.