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Child Behavioral Psychologist
Providence, RI
Description
Braver is a tech-enabled behavioral health company scaling a proven solution for the child anxiety crisis. Our team of mobile exposure coaches and doctors works alongside kids and families in homes, schools, and wherever anxiety lives. Braver builds on a decade of work by co-founders, child psychologist Abbe Garcia, PhD and child psychiatrist Brady Case, MD, getting exposure therapy out of offices and into the real world, where we can see and act on the avoidance behaviors and family interactions that perpetuate anxiety. Our smart-working, jovial culture is fueled by a shared passion to meaningfully change the trajectory of the mental health epidemic in our country.
Position Description
Staff psychologists at Braver provide supervision of and direct clinical services for child and adolescent patients with anxiety disorders at the outpatient level of care. A primary responsibility of this role is supervising bachelor’s-level mobile exposure coaches who deliver a significant portion of the direct patient care. Staff psychologists will supervise three coaches, each of which carries a caseload of approximately 18 patients. Group supervision will be conducted daily for approximately one hour, and each coach will have roughly one hour of individual supervision with the psychologist weekly.

Patients receive two contacts with the Braver team each week. One of those weekly contacts is group therapy. Groups comprise up to 9 patients such that each coach will have about two groups of patients on their caseload at a time, and by extension, the psychologist will be supervising 6 groups of patients at a time. To facilitate supervision, psychologists will attend approximately one in-person group for each of those cohorts every month. Use of the Braver iOS app will significantly enhance the psychologist’s visibility into the coach’s work and will facilitate an efficient, advanced level of supervision.

The psychologist will provide family therapy sessions approximately once per month (but not less than every 6 weeks) for all cases they are supervising. These sessions will address family-level dynamics that may not be addressed during exposure coaching sessions and will also give psychologists direct contact with the patient and family, which will facilitate case conceptualization and treatment planning. Case conceptualization and treatment are grounded in behavioral principles with a particular emphasis on an exposure therapy approach.
Primary Location & Schedule
Although this position will include delivery of virtual treatment, which can be done from the psychologist's home, a portion of the work (e.g., in-person group therapy) will occur at Braver's offices in East Providence, RI. Given the outpatient nature of this work, and the fact that children and adolescents will be in school during the day, it is necessary to periodically attend and supervise group therapy that takes place in the evening (i.e. between 6 and 8:30 pm), and each day's start time is adjusted accordingly.
The Braver Model of Care
  • Delivered by a team comprised of a staff psychologist and a mobile exposure coach
  • Likely to have an active treatment phase of approximately 4 months, followed by a maintenance phase of unspecified duration
  • Designed to include individual, family, and group treatment modalities
  • Delivered in a hybrid fashion, combining both in-person and video-enabled telehealth services
  • Centered around the delivery of high quality in vivo exposure therapy
  • Facilitated by Braver's custom iOS app that captures in vivo exposure exercises (a.k.a Braver Challenges) completed during sessions
Compensation
Braver offers competitive compensation as well as a generous benefits package including a 401k plan with company matching and immediate vesting, medical insurance with employer contributions, as well as a robust Paid Time Off (PTO) package.
Requirements
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree from an accredited institution
  • Licensed as a psychologist in Rhode Island and/or Massachusetts (or licensed in another state and willing to become licensed in RI and/or MA)
  • Experience treating children and adolescents with anxiety disorders using exposure therapy is preferred
  • Solid computer and basic technology skills
  • Commitment to evidence-based psychotherapy
  • Interest in working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-moving environment
Child Behavioral Psychologist
Boston, MA
Description
Braver is a tech-enabled behavioral health company scaling a proven solution for the child anxiety crisis. Our team of mobile exposure coaches and doctors works alongside kids and families in homes, schools, and wherever anxiety lives. Braver builds on a decade of work by co-founders, child psychologist Abbe Garcia, PhD and child psychiatrist Brady Case, MD, getting exposure therapy out of offices and into the real world, where we can see and act on the avoidance behaviors and family interactions that perpetuate anxiety. Our smart-working, jovial culture is fueled by a shared passion to meaningfully change the trajectory of the mental health epidemic in our country.
Position Description
Staff psychologists at Braver provide supervision of and direct clinical services for child and adolescent patients with anxiety disorders at the outpatient level of care. A primary responsibility of this role is supervising bachelor’s-level mobile exposure coaches who deliver a significant portion of the direct patient care. Staff psychologists will supervise three coaches, each of which carries a caseload of approximately 18 patients. Group supervision will be conducted daily for approximately one hour, and each coach will have roughly one hour of individual supervision with the psychologist weekly.

Patients receive two contacts with the Braver team each week. One of those weekly contacts is group therapy. Groups comprise up to 9 patients such that each coach will have about two groups of patients on their caseload at a time, and by extension, the psychologist will be supervising 6 groups of patients at a time. To facilitate supervision, psychologists will attend approximately one in-person group for each of those cohorts every month. Use of the Braver iOS app will significantly enhance the psychologist’s visibility into the coach’s work and will facilitate an efficient, advanced level of supervision.

The psychologist will provide family therapy sessions approximately once per month (but not less than every 6 weeks) for all cases they are supervising. These sessions will address family-level dynamics that may not be addressed during exposure coaching sessions and will also give psychologists direct contact with the patient and family, which will facilitate case conceptualization and treatment planning. Case conceptualization and treatment are grounded in behavioral principles with a particular emphasis on an exposure therapy approach.
Primary Location & Schedule
Although this position will include delivery of virtual treatment, which can be done from the psychologist's home, a portion of the work (e.g., in-person group therapy) will occur at Braver's offices in East Providence, RI. Given the outpatient nature of this work, and the fact that children and adolescents will be in school during the day, it is necessary to periodically attend and supervise group therapy that takes place in the evening (i.e. between 6 and 8:30 pm), and each day's start time is adjusted accordingly.
The Braver Model of Care
  • Delivered by a team comprised of a staff psychologist and a mobile exposure coach
  • Likely to have an active treatment phase of approximately 4 months, followed by a maintenance phase of unspecified duration
  • Designed to include individual, family, and group treatment modalities
  • Delivered in a hybrid fashion, combining both in-person and video-enabled telehealth services
  • Centered around the delivery of high quality in vivo exposure therapy
  • Facilitated by Braver's custom iOS app that captures in vivo exposure exercises (a.k.a Braver Challenges) completed during sessions
Compensation
Braver offers competitive compensation as well as a generous benefits package including a 401k plan with company matching and immediate vesting, medical insurance with employer contributions, as well as a robust Paid Time Off (PTO) package.
Requirements
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree from an accredited institution
  • Licensed as a psychologist in Rhode Island and/or Massachusetts (or licensed in another state and willing to become licensed in RI and/or MA)
  • Experience treating children and adolescents with anxiety disorders using exposure therapy is preferred
  • Solid computer and basic technology skills
  • Commitment to evidence-based psychotherapy
  • Interest in working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-moving environment
Pediatric Behavioral Health Specialist/Braver Coach
East Providence, RI
About Braver
Braver is a tech-enabled behavioral health company scaling a proven solution for the child anxiety crisis. Our team of mobile exposure coaches and doctors works alongside kids and families in homes, schools, and wherever anxiety lives. Braver builds on a decade of work by co-founders, child psychologist Abbe Garcia, PhD and child psychiatrist Brady Case, MD, getting exposure therapy out of offices and into the real world, where we can see and act on the avoidance behaviors and family interactions that perpetuate anxiety. Our smart-working, jovial culture is fueled by a shared passion to meaningfully change the trajectory of the mental health epidemic in our country.
Position Description
The Pediatric Behavioral Health Specialist (or Braver Coach) is responsible for implementing, observing, and documenting an exposure therapy treatment plan for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders at the outpatient level of care. The Braver Coach also contributes to ongoing assessment and re-formulation of the treatment plan. The Coach works under the direction of the Chief Clinical Officer and supervision of a treating psychologist. The Braver Coach provides care at Braver's offices, in community settings such as the home or school, and through video teleconference. The Coach will drive to community sites in her/his/their own vehicle (mileage reimbursed using standard national rate). Care is provided to individuals, families, and groups at the outpatient level of care.

Braver employees are expected to embrace Braver’s mission of helping anxious youth face their fears so that they can experience rich, meaningful lives. Braver values a collaborative, open, authentic approach to this work with patients, families and colleagues alike.
A. Participates in maintaining a safe and therapeutic culture and context for treatment
  • Participates with supervising psychologists in the development and operationalization of the exposure therapy-based care plan for assigned patients.
  • Supervises assigned children in exposure-based activities on-site during individual and group outpatient therapy sessions as well as in the field during community-based sessions.
  • Identifies, reports, and works collaboratively with supervising psychologists to solve problems that arise in sessions.
B. Adheres to company policies and procedures
  • Attends peer review, staff meetings, and staff trainings as assigned.
  • Maintains current Basic Life Support certification.
  • Maintains current OSHA, safety, and other applicable standards.
  • Maintains a safe driving record consistent with responsibility to travel for the delivery of care.
C. Actively participates in the patient care process under the direction of the Chief Clinical Officer, supervising psychologists, and Senior Pediatric Behavioral Health Specialists. Plays a central role in implementing exposure therapy with patients and their families including:
  • Participates in the initial admission intake process as assigned.
  • Works to support initial therapeutic alliance with patient and family on admission to provide a smooth transition to the program.
  • Collaborates with supervising psychologist to develop initial anxiety symptom hierarchy that will guide exposure therapy throughout the patient’s enrollment in the program.
  • Conducts on-site and community sessions with patients and parents.
  • Co-leads group therapy.
  • Provides psycho-education about exposure therapy to patients. and parents.
  • Supports parents in delivery of effective exposure coaching behavior.
  • Completes medical record documentation before the end of each shift.
  • Actively participates in diagnostic conferences, treatment team, rounds, and hand-off reports, as assigned.
  • Coordinates schedule of individual and group visits for patients on own caseload and works together with other Braver Coaches regarding availability of group rooms for on site group sessions.
  • Consistently models to patient/families appropriate and therapeutic interpersonal staff/patient interactions.
  • Performs other related duties as required, assigned, or directed by Chief Clinical Officer, supervising psychologists, and Senior Pediatric Behavioral Health Specialists.
Requirements
  • Baccalaureate degree.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
  • Available to work Noon-8:30pm on weekdays and willingness to consider a schedule that includes working a weekend day.
  • Comprehensive on-the-job training in the exposure treatment approach will be provided.
  • Work experience in childcare or mental health treatment settings preferred.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations
Compensation from $25/hr
Braver also offers a generous benefits package including a 401k plan with company matching and immediate vesting, medical insurance with employer contributions, as well as a robust Paid Time Off (PTO) package.
Possibility for part-time schedule (which would include the same Noon-8:30 pm block but on fewer days/week).
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