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McLean OCDI Houston maintains an environment of integrity, diversity, respect, and collaboration with our patients and our colleagues. Be a part of the team. Make a difference in the lives of patients with mental illness.

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McLean OCDI Houston is a caring work environment with many opportunities to learn, grow, and contribute.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Additional Information

McLean OCDI Houston is a drug-free workspace and all employees are subjected to drug testing.

McLean OCDI Houston is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and facility need.

Available Positions

Residential Counselor

The residential counselor (RC) is responsible for assisting with the provision of care to patients in keeping with the philosophies and standards of the McLean OCDI Houston.

The program is a specialized, evidence-based program that treats patients with severe OCD and other anxiety disorders with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), particularly exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy.

In this position, counselors will work with a dedicated multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for direct patient care by assisting patients in exposure work (to manage their anxiety), assisting patients in developing and utilizing coping skills, as well as assisting in some minor activities of daily living in a goal-directed manner—all of which is consistent with each individual’s behavior treatment plan.

Residential counselors are a valuable and integral part of the treatment team and report to the team their daily observations. They initiate and maintain a supportive relationship with patients and facilitate the development of appropriate behaviors, self-expression, and social interaction.

Detailed Activities

  • Assists in maintaining patient/milieu safety
  • Communicates pertinent clinical information to the treatment team
  • Conducts community outings
  • Supervises, escorts, and/or acts as a therapeutic participant in patient activities both on- and off-site
  • Performs other duties as requested or required by the treatment team

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a mental health-related field or within six months of graduation with a bachelor’s degree in a mental health-related field
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and work courteously and effectively with staff, patients, and the public
  • Dependability and demonstrated ability to assume responsibility with routine supervision
  • Creativity and flexibility in working with patients in implementing approaches that are consistent with treatment goals
  • Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team
  • Good understanding of professional ethics and boundaries
  • Ability to respond appropriately under stress and in emergency situations
  • Flexibility, good judgment, and ability to maintain confidential information
  • Licensed to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Texas and be insurable by the McLean OCDI Houston
  • Prior experience in a mental health setting is desired
  • Prefer experience or education consistent with the population that the program serves (may receive training at facility in lieu of age-specific education or experience)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume/CV via email to LaTosha Oliver, MBA, SHRM-SCP.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

McLean OCD Institute at Houston offers a full-time, post-doctoral fellowship. The position provides an opportunity for a psychologist with interest in OCD, anxiety, and related disorders to obtain specialized training in evidence-based treatments and clinical research.

Our program specializes in treatment for children, adolescents and adults who present with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and related disorders. The program provides evidence-based treatment delivered in a compassionate environment.

The primary treatments used are exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). These proven behavioral treatment approaches have been shown to have a profound and positive impact on the lives of individuals struggling with OCD and related anxiety disorders. McLean OCDI Houston is one of only a few programs in the country to provide evidence-based treatment services in outpatient, partial hospitalization, and a residential setting for an anxiety/OCD-specific population.

Clinical opportunities include working within a residential setting to provide individual, family, and group therapy to those experiencing significant OCD and anxiety as well as maintaining an individual outpatient caseload.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program and have completed an APA-accredited internship. It is helpful for qualified individuals to have clinical experience with cognitive behavior therapy and familiarity with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders. Experience with adults, children, adolescents, and parents is preferred.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via email to Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale.

Applications are due December 31, 2022.

Social Work Intern Training Program

This unpaid master’s degree clinical internship is for second year graduate students enrolled in an accredited social work program.

McLean OCDI Houston specializes in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), particularly exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, in addition to other proven treatment techniques, such as mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), for individuals struggling with anxiety, OCD, and related disorders.

Our internship program is ideal for individuals interested in working with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders, phobias, and depression.

This training program offers clinical placements across our levels of care, including residential, partial hospital (adults), and outpatient (all ages) settings. Social work interns work in our clinical program a minimum of 16 hours a week, beginning in August and continuing through the spring.

Interns gain clinical experience in our residential treatment program through group work and individual patient coaching and in our outpatient program through holding an outpatient caseload. Opportunities to observe individual therapy with residents, family therapy, and more are also available. Clinical experience is focused on specialized treatment for OCD and related anxiety disorders, especially CBT and ERP.

Each intern is assigned a social work supervisor who serves as primary supervisor and is responsible for overseeing the intern’s practicum experience, helping the intern to develop and implement treatment plans. There are also regularly scheduled clinical meetings and educational opportunities offered to our interns.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via email to Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale.

Applications are due March 31, 2023.