Position Announcement for Director of Clinical Services at Stronghold Counseling Services




Position Description:

Stronghold Counseling Services seeks a Director of Clinical Services. This position requires a person of Christian faith committed to the integration of psychology and Grace-filled theology. He/she must have an excellent set of therapeutic and supervisory skills in managing a team of twenty clinical and support staff in Sioux Falls, and in two additional regional clinics in Yankton and Spearfish. Stronghold is a grace based and clinically sound practice which has an exemplary reputation as evidenced by being voted “Local Best” among clinical services in the Sioux Empire for over a decade.

Clinical leadership:

Stronghold employs a team approach to case management and supervision. Regular bi-weekly professional staff meetings foster collaborative case management and professional development. The Clinical Director will guide therapists in the development of their own practice while helping the whole organization to develop and grow as well as assist with coordination of support staff, monitor budgetary, financial and business decisions in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer. The CFO has primary responsibility for managing the front office and support staff.

Required Education and Experience:

All applicants must hold a PhD or PsyD in Psychology as well as hold current licensure as a psychologist in South Dakota or be able to be licensed in South Dakota. Additional requirements or eligibility of: LPCMH, LPC, MSW, AAMFT. Applicants possessing certification as Approved Supervisors of LPCMH, MSW, or AAMFT or Psychology are preferred. As Sioux Falls is growing in diversity, experience in cross-cultural activity is beneficial.

Application Materials Required:

All applicants must provide: 1) A letter of application which summarizes their expressed interest in and qualifications for the position. 2) Three confidential letters of recommendation. 3) Documentation of Doctoral degree completion providing the date and name of the accredited conferring institution. 4) Verification of active professional licensure(s) in good standing. 5) A professional resume or vita that documents the most recent five-year period of continued clinical practice.

Fiscal Responsibilities and Functions:

The Clinical Director works collaboratively with the CFO and must have an understanding of the business aspects of a practice and the ability to work within a budget. The Director will help prepare the Annual Report for the Board of Directors

and provide recommendations regarding programmatic adjustments or innovations which are responsive to market needs and opportunities.

Professional Standards & Ethical and Legal Practice

The Clinical Director will develop and organize a comprehensive continuing education and supervision plan for staff development that is anchored in changes in legal and ethical professional licensure in South Dakota. The professional standards plan includes regular biweekly staffing and will include individual case management for staff members seeking licensure, as well as supervision for staff members seeking case management consultation for other reasons. The supervision plan will include other members of the Stronghold Staff who hold supervision credentials.

Collaborative Program Development and Marketing

The Clinical Director will collaboratively develop a working staff group to identify, respond to, and propose marketing opportunities, which fit the programmatic and unique gifts of Stronghold team members. This group and its members will utilize all means of media and marketing to actively market Stronghold Counseling Services.

Responsibility for Direct Service Delivery

The Clinical Director will be expected to provide direct therapy services to clients between 10-15 hours per week at their discretion. Following the Directors first annual evaluation, in collaboration with the Board, the Director may assume responsibility for an additional client load as advised.

Governance and Evaluations

The Clinical Director is hired and evaluated by the Stronghold Executive Board. The annual evaluation takes place during the first quarter of each year. Evaluation components include those described in the job description.

Salary Package

Negotiable and based on experience. Medical and dental insurance, Simple IRA, continuing education allowance.

Application deadline: October 1st, 2018

Reply to: Stronghold Counseling Services

4300 S Louise Ave Ste 201 Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Email: info@strongholdcounseling.com

Website: www.strongholdcounseling.com


SDPA is CEU Approved!


Attention Social Workers!
The South Dakota Psychological Association’s Annual Conference has been approved for 6 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours by the South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners.
Join us in Sioux Falls on September 21-22 for our Annual Conference to continue your education. Registration information can be found on our 2018 Annual Conference page.
We hope to see you there!

Position Opening for Licensed Therapist in Yankton, SD

Heartland Psychological Services (HPS) in Yankton has expanded and is seeking a full-time licensed therapist.

HPS offers a guaranteed minimum salary for the first year, generous pension, great administrative support, low overhead expenses, lengthy waiting list, strong supervision, and a supportive, collaborative team.

If you are a highly qualified, self-motivated therapist who makes strong connections with clients, we would encourage you to contact Danelle Pennock, Psy.D, at danellep@hpsyankton.com or 605-665-0841 ext 7807.

Heartland Psychological Services provides counseling and psychological services with encouragement, compassion, and respect with a highly qualified staff. We also provide psychiatric services and evaluations. Services include counseling for: Individual, Family, Group, and Couples as well as psychiatric services and evaluations for ADHD, OCD, Depression, Anxiety, Anger management, Stress management, Parenting issues, Sexuality issues, and Grief or loss.

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Dr. Mark Garry of Rapid City Receives 2018 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

Article Published by Association of American Medical Colleges

2018 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

Mark T. Garry, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

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Students and patients alike know Mark T. Garry, MD, for his dedication to going the extra mile to ensure that the person in front of him is heard, respected, and well cared for.

A few years back, Dr. Garry noticed that his next patient, a shy boy who had been bullied extensively in school, had tucked his pants into his socks. Before inviting the boy into his office, Dr. Garry tucked his pants into his socks in a similar fashion, as did the medical student who was training with him. When the boy saw what they had done, his face lit up and he opened up to the pediatric psychiatrist in ways he had never done before, his mother later recalled. Dr. Garry’s innate ability to see each patient as a unique individual enables him to connect with the most vulnerable and underserved while modeling for learners a patient-centered approach that exemplifies the very best qualities of the profession.

Now head of psychiatric education at the Rapid City Regional Behavioral Health Center and assistant professor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (USDSSOM), Dr. Garry encourages learners to harness empathy as the best way to achieve their highest potential as physicians. His life and clinical lessons have staying power, and the USDSSOM Class of 2016 awarded Dr. Garry the Anton Hyden Distinguished Professor Award for being the physician who most inspires and assists medical students during the clinical years.

Previously, Dr. Garry spent nine years at the Sioux San Indian Hospital in Rapid City, providing critically needed mental health services to Native Americans. As a key member of the Suicide Prevention Committee for Rapid City and the Governor’s Task Force for State Suicide Prevention, he helped develop protocols for reducing the suicide rate among indigenous populations. He has also worked nationally to enhance access to child and adolescent psychiatry through telemedicine, for which he received the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2006.

In addition to modeling for students the qualities of humanism in medicine, Dr. Garry models the importance of living a full and balanced life. He moonlights as a professional DJ (DJ Mental) and volunteers at his wife’s yoga studio and holistic healing clinic.

Dr. Garry earned his MD from the Emory University School of Medicine, where he was also a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow in Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He was also a Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatry, and he represented psychiatry residents on the administrative board of the AAMC’s Organization of Resident Representatives.