In some cases of stabilization or on-going treatment of the child, specific expertise in behavioral management protocols are needed that other service providers can't provide. Under such circumstances, and following agreement by child, family and professionals on the treatment team, a behavioral specialist consultant can be engaged as part of the treatment team if the service is included in the service plan.
The behavioral specialist consultant, in collaboration with other members of the treatment team, designs and directs the implementation of a behavior modification intervention plan which is individualized to each child or adolescent and to family needs.
State Board Licensed Psychologist or other Master's level mental health or mental retardation or drug and alcohol or brain in jury clinicians with a Behavior Specialist License or other State Licensure in the field of Counseling or Social Work and documented training in the field of behavior modification techniques. This position is supervised by a licensed psychologist; and can demonstrate knowledge of psychotherapeutic modalities, principles and practices as well as demonstrated capacity to further develop same. Knowledge of individual and group behavior and interrelationships between families, social, economic, psychological and physiological factors. Good knowledge and ability in the utilization of pyschotherapeutic skills and principles. Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate clinical records, make clinical recommendations and formulate treatment service plans and family goals.