LICENSED MARRIAGE FAMILY THERAPIST (LMFT) Skillsheet

ASSESSMENT AND APPRAISAL
Select Appropriate Comprehensive Assessment Interventions to Assist in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, with an Awareness of Cultural Bias in the Implementation and Interpretation of Assessment Protocols
                             
Demonstrate Skill in Conducting an Intake Interview, a Mental Status Evaluation, a Biopsychosocial History, a Mental Health History, and a Psychological Assessment for Treatment Planning and Caseload Management
                             
Screen for Addiction, Aggression, and Danger to Self and/or Others, as Well as Co-Occurring Mental Disorders
                             
Interviewing and Questioning Skills Relevant to Information Gathering
                             
Identify Appropriate Information Gathering Devices Such as Tests, Inventories, Questionnaires, etc.
                             
Able to Interpret Test Results and Integrate Results into Counseling in a Meaningful Way
                             
Apply Assessment of a Client's Stage of Dependence, Change or Recovery to Determine the Appropriate Treatment Modality and Placement Criteria Within the Continuum of Care
                             
Write Clear and Complete Case Histories
                             
SUPPLEMENTAL
DSM-V as a Means of Diagnosis
                             
Knowledge of Evidence-Based Practice and Psychotherapy Research Methods
                             
Knowledge of the Bio-Psycho-Social Functions that Contribute to Mental Health
                             
Provide Support to Client's Family
                             
Develop and Conduct Psychoeducational Classes and Groups
                             
Guide Clients Through Transitional Crises Such as Divorce or Death
                             
Able to Apply and Adhere to Ethical and Legal Standards in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
                             
Apply Knowledge of Public Mental Health Policy, Financing, and Regulatory Processes to Improve Service Delivery Opportunities in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
                             
THEORY AND TECHNIQUE
Instructs and Counsels Clients and Their Families Regarding Compliance with Prescribed Therapeutic Regimens and Adherence to Prescribed Medication Regimens, Within the Scope of Practice
                             
Complete Effective Discharge and Follow-Up Plans
                             
Conceptualize Clients and Problems from Within a A Theoretical Rationale
                             
Provide a Theoretical Rationale for the Selection and use of Counseling Techniques
                             
Awareness and Respect for Multicultural Issues and Their Effects on the Client and Conseling
                             
Maintain Confidentiality of Records and Information
                             
Develop a Positive Relationship with Clients Through the use of Empathy, Attending, Reflection of Feeling, Immediacy, Genuineness, Concreteness, and Positive Regard
                             
Create a Therapeutic Environment that is Safe, Non-defensive, Supportive, Respectful and Caring
                             
Assist in Developing new Perspectives Through the use of Interpretation, Confrontation, and Cognitive Restructuring.
                             
Develop Effective, Mutually Agreed Upon Treatment Plans
                             
Give Effective Case Presentations
                             
Write Accurate and Complete Case Notes and Complete them in a Timely Manner
                             
Recognize Limitations and Makes Appropriate Referrals When Necessary
                             
Individual Counseling
                             
Family Counseling
                             
Group Counseling