family therapist

justina gallemore

job duties

· Ask questions that will help clients identify their feelings and behaviors

· Counsel clients on concerns, such as unsatisfactory relationships, divorce and separation, child rearing, home management, and financial difficulties.

· Develop and implement individualized treatment plans addressing family relationship problems, destructive patterns of behavior, and other personal issues.

· Confer with other counselors, doctors, and professionals to analyze individual cases and to coordinate counseling services.

· Determine whether clients should be counseled or referred to other specialists in such fields as medicine, psychiatry, and legal aid

skills

· Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

· Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

· Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

· Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

· Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

work contexts

· Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?

· Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?

· Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?

· Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?

· Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?

education

Education

Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).


Job Training

Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

interest

· Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

· Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

· Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

values

· Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

· Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

· Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

money

Median wages (2012)

$22.44 hourly, $46,670 annual

Projected growth (2012-2022)

Much faster than average (22% or higher)