NOTICE: Your responses to the following questionnaire will be verified against all uploaded documents for this vacancy announcement. Failure to provide supporting information and/or documentation may result in a lower score or even being rated as ineligible for the position.
1. Are you a U.S. Citizen?
In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to perform the duties of this position.
2. Are you proficient in basic written and spoken English?
The following question pertains to your degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
3. Do you possess a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from a program approved by the Commission of Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)?
4. Did you graduate from a nationally accredited program conferring a comparable mental health degree as in Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology or Psychiatry? NOTE: All additional coursework taken to be accepted for Marriage and Family Therapy licensure must come from a nationally accredited program in one of the above areas.
The following question pertains to your licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to work as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) must hold a full, valid and unrestricted independent license to independently practice Marriage and Family Therapy in a State?
5. Do you possess a full, valid and unrestricted independent license to independently practice Marriage and Family in a State?
INSTRUCTION: For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.
6. Knowledge of human development throughout the lifespan, interventions based on research and theory, family and system interaction, formal diagnostic criteria, risk assessment, evidence-based practice and assessment tools.
7. Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members, and the knowledge to formulate, implement, and re-evaluate a treatment plan through continuous assessment identifying the patient's problems, strengths, readiness to change, external influences and current events surrounding the origins and maintenance of the presenting issue, and interactional patterns within the client system. This includes the utilization of testing measures where appropriate.
8. Ability to provide counseling and/or psychotherapy services to individuals, groups, couples and families in a culturally competent manner that facilitates change through restructuring and reorganizing of the client system.
9. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, colleagues, and other professionals in collaboration throughout treatment regarding clinical, ethical and legal issues and concerns. This includes the ability to represent and educate others regarding the MFT perspective in interdisciplinary staff meetings while respecting the roles and responsibilities of other professionals working with the client.
10. Knowledge and understanding of existing relevant statutes, case law, ethical codes, and regulations affecting professional practice of marriage and family therapy. This includes the ability to assist clients in making informed decisions relevant to treatment to include limits of confidentiality.
11. Ability to provide orientation, training and consultation to new MFTs including clinical oversight of MFT graduate students, and/or provide supervision to pre-licensure MFTs.
12. Skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, maintaining accurate, timely and thorough clinical documentation, and tracking quality improvements.
13. My responses to the above supplemental questionnaire for this vacancy announcement are supported and included in my uploaded documents (e.g. application forms, resume and/or transcripts).