Boston, MA | Licensed/Certified Counselor



Addiction Recovery Management Service

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a 0.5 FTE (20 hrs) Clinical Psychologist position (Ph.D/Psy.D) with additional hours in the general department of psychiatry to fulfill a 1.0 FTE position if desired. ARMS is an outpatient clinic embedded in the Center for Addiction Medicine at MGH and Harvard Medical School. The ARMS program treats youth ages 14-26 years with primary addictive disorders and comorbid mental health issues using evidence-based treatment including ACRA, CBT, DBT, and MI. The ARMS program also provides intensive parent guidance following CRAFT procedures to provide support and skills to parents of youth with addictive disorders. This clinical position primarily includes conducting initial evaluations/assessments and providing individual and group treatment. New patient evaluations include diagnostic assessments using evidence-based measures and recommendations for treatment. Individual and group therapy is within a cognitive-behavioral/DBT and motivational framework treating youth with significant dual diagnosis issues. ARMS provides outpatient psychopharmacology for addictive and mental health disorders; therefore the position is embedded within a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and trainees.

Job Tasks

  • Screening and Assessment
  • Identify patient needs, including stage of change and readiness, in an expanding outpatient clinic serving clients with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders
  • Conduct SA and MH assessment and diagnosis, including SA and psychiatric treatment history, evidence of active withdrawal symptoms, current use assessments
  • Identify high-risk psychosocial patient/family factors that impact treatment and discharge planning
    • Treatment Planning and Consultation

1. Identify optimum level of care

2. Develop treatment plan consistent with patient need and readiness

3. Identify family risk/preventive factors and structure treatment accordingly whenever possible/appropriate

4. Maintain strong, positive relationships with Primary Care Physician and other medical staff to assure the highest quality of care to patients

5. Participate in medical team meetings, rounds, and case conferences to provide education and consultation to improve patient care

6. Work with family systems when appropriate and possible to involve family in recovery process

7. Ensure accurate documentation, conforming with all state and federal regulations

  • Treatment Services
  • Brief, motivational intervention
  • Psycho-education
  • Individual evidence-based therapy (CBT/MI)
  • Group therapy
  • CRAFT Family Interventions (will provide training for this).

Contact: James McKowen, PhD., Program Director at ARMS:



  • PhD, PsyD in Psychology (preference given to child psychologists/those completed child internship training and eligible for child credentialing at MGH/HMS).
  • Licensed (or eligible) to practice in the state of Massachusetts

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in assessment and evidence-based treatments of substance use and co-morbid disorders in youth
  • CBT/MI experience (DBT experience welcomed)

Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. Salem Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.

Katherine Melanson
Talent Acquisition Partner

Boston, MA
With NSPG, you’ll experience:

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Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.

Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.

Excellent salary and benefits.

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NSPG’s MHQP Patient Experience surveys show that we perform higher than the state mean in all domains with 92% of patients indicating that they would recommend NSPG services.

Our physicians are polling in the top 75th percentile of AMGA Satisfaction metrics for almost every major category—the highest physician satisfaction scores of any medical group in the Boston region.

25th percentile in MGMA cost benchmarks and top 75th percentile in revenue benchmarks.

The North Shore area offers an excellent quality of life:
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