EMPOWER only hires highly experienced, academically trained, well qualified family behavioral health specialists. EMPOWER actively recruits clinicians with exceptional reputations, known to possess high level expertise in their specialty area.
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EMPOWER routes all new providers through a rigorous, standardized hiring and training process that requires potential hires to demonstrate their knowledge, interpersonal skills, team mindedness, clinical acumen and integrity. EMPOWER will only hire individuals with proven track records of exceptional performance and histories of innovative program development. EMPOWER clinicians must demonstrate deep commitment and passion in serving patients and families, along with intense drive to continually strive for excellence, in all aspects of their work.
The field of behavioral health is comprised of a number of provider types and disciplines that range widely in the level of education and training required to achieve licensure. Please see Appendix A for a comparison of behavioral health provider types. EMPOWER clinicians have only higher level masters and doctorate level degrees and must have been trained at fully credentialed, top tier programs. They must be fully licensed in the state of Colorado and have a pristine record of performance. EMPOWER seeks out providers who have demonstrated a long-standing pattern of effectiveness, self-directness, conscientiousness, ingenuity and leadership.
Only a very small percent of available, eligible and interested clinicians will be considered qualified to meet full hiring criteria and standards to join the ranks of EMPOWER. See Appendix B for details regarding target profiles for EMPOWER hires. EMPOWER clinicians must have a record of mastery in evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches, and have strong backgrounds in serving families, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.
Provider Type Descriptions
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are Medical Doctors (MD or DO) who have earned a Bachelor’s degree from college, and then graduated from an accredited 4-year medical school. They must then have completed 5-6 years of psychiatric residency training that specializes in the assessment and treatment of child, adolescent and adult psychiatric concerns. They are licensed by the State of Colorado, and Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Psychiatrists can perform psychiatric consultations, diagnostic assessments, medication evaluations, medication management and provide a broad range of individual, group and family psychotherapies.
Child + Adolescent Psychologist
Child and Adolescent Psychologists are doctorate level clinicians (PhD or PsyD). Child Psychologists must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from college and then have completed an additional 5-7 years of postgraduate education and training at an accredited program. They are licensed by the State of Colorado and qualified to perform psychological evaluations, diagnostic assessments, standardized testing and provide a broad range of individual, group and family psychotherapies.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is a Master’s Level Therapist, licensed by the State of Colorado. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree from college, LCSWs must have completed 3-4 years of additional education and training at an accredited program. The level of education and training required to earn an LCSW significantly exceeds that of other Master’s Level Therapists or Counselors, such as providers who have earned degrees including Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Master’s of Social Work (MSW) or Licensed Social Worker (LSW). LCSWs are qualified to perform psychosocial assessments, diagnostic evaluations, and provide a broad range of individual, group and family psychotherapies, along with care coordination and resource access assistance for families.