Clinical Practica are available across a variety of sectors

of the health care system in the New England area, including private, public, and community based settings.

Faculty advisors place students at clinical sites that range from opportunities include at community mental health centers, outpatient speciality clinics, outpatient behavioral health services, or practices. 

Learn More about some of the excellent site locations used in the past:

SSTAR, MA

Their mission is to provide a quality continuum of care and support to all people, especially those affected by addiction, by responding to their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs. This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b. The Open Access Center provides ‘walk-in’, no appointment service for individuals for inpatient, outpatient, methadone, or medication needs, SSTAR’s compassionate, professional staff provide the proper assessment and treatment plan with an integrated healthcare model. The Family HealthCare Center provides primary healthcare, and the Ambulatory Behavioral Health Services provides individual, group and family therapy as well as medication evaluation services for a wide variety of psychological problems, including substance abuse.  

South Shore Mental Health (SSMH) includes outpatient clinics in Quincy, Marshfield (North River Associates), Plymouth, and Wareham. It is a leader in providing services for children, teens, and families experiencing serious emotional problems, behavioral issues, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse. They offer services along the continuum of care including day treatment, intensive wrap-around services, and community and job skills for adults and adolescents focused on increasing each client's independence. They provide child and family services in the home, school, childcare center, group residence and other community settings. 

Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) has placed special emphasis on the coordination of primary care and behavioral health services for those who need them.  Patients receive both medical and behavioral health care in one location.  LCHC provides individual and family counseling, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, addiction treatment and recovery, couples counseling, and group therapy conducted in several languages.  LCHC is also the MA Refugee Health Assessment Program for the North Shore.  LCHC clinicians provide on-site behavioral health care in nine public schools in Lynn.  

MA  Eliot Community Human Services (ECHS) is a private, non-profit human services organization providing services for people of all ages throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Services are offered at clinic locations in Concord, Everett and Lynn as well as a variety of community locations.  Their continuum of services includes diagnostic evaluation, twenty-four hour emergency services, and crisis stabilization, outpatient and court mandated substance abuse services, individual, group and family outpatient counseling, early intervention, specialized psychological testing, day, residential, social and vocational programs for individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities, outreach and support services for the homeless, and batterer interventions.  Their multidisciplinary staff of over 1,480 full and part-time professionals serve over 28,000 adults, children and families each year with a long history of working together with public and private partners to serve the most vulnerable and at risk populations, 24 hours a day. 

The mission of Quality Behavioral Health Services (QBHS) is to provide medical as well as mental health services resulting in a holistic view and regard of each patient. This all-inclusive approach considers physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of the individual. Services are provided throughout the life span for children as well as adolescents and adults.  Their interprofessional team consists of qualified psychiatrists, medical physicians, psychiatric nurses, clinical therapists, and medical technicians who are Rhode Island-licensed and knowledgeable practitioners in their own individual fields of practice.  Communication and collaboration among the multidisciplinary teams ensure that the client is assisted in attaining an improved sense of self, a higher degree of physical and emotional health, and competence in fulfilling the tasks of life.

 

The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers and communities.  Mass Mental Health (DMH-MMH) provides ongoing individualized care to more than 1000 individuals through various specialized programs. These programs include a general adult outpatient psychiatry service, a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) program, a Problematic Sexual Behavior (MI/PSB) program, a Transitional Age Youth (TAY) program, a Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP) program, a Homeless Mentally Ill program and a Health and Recovery Substance Abuse (HARP) program.

 

Progressive Therapeutics (PrTh) provides psychiatric care to the Metrowest community and beyond. They are highly trained professionals committed to thorough, thoughtful delivery of medical expertise based on the latest research advances to patients and families experiencing psychiatric issues. They work closely and confidentially with other psychiatric care team members including primary care providers, psychologists, therapists, schools and various state and local service organizations to provide progressive care and service to the community. 

Arbour Health System (AHS) which consists of Arbour Hospital and its’ Affiliates, is committed to providing easy access to a comprehensive range of behavioral health services for patients of all ages. It provides a continuum of care that includes clinical evaluation, inpatient crisis stabilization, and treatment for patients with mental illness, dual diagnosis, and/or addictions.  Their services include: inpatient, partial day programs and outpatient service for children, adolescents and adults, community services, group therapy, Latino MH services, and school-based MH programs.

Key Affiliates: The Boston Center provides Partial Hospitalization Programs for children and adolescents. Services include highly structured, intensive behavior modification group programs for children, ages 6-12, and adolescents, ages 13-18, with acute emotional and behavioral difficulties. The children’s program is the only one of its kind in the Boston area. Arbour Counseling Services (Allston, Fall River, Franklin, Jamaica Plain, Woburn, Norwell, Lawrence, Worcester and Brookline) includes individual, couple, family and group mental health treatment for all ages, substance abuse counseling services, emergency assessments, medication management, and treatment plans developed in close collaboration with patients’ and referrers’. 

The South End Community Health Center (SECHC) is a board governed non-profit, comprehensive health care organization for all residents of the South End and the surrounding communities. The SECHC is a full-service health organization with adult and family medicine, pediatrics, dental, eye care, obstetrics and gynecology, behavioral health and WIC services. They provide high-quality, culturally and linguistically accessible health care, to 19,000 patients. After 44 years, they are widely recognized for outstanding preventive care aimed at children and families. 

Maine Medical Center (ME-MC) is a large, multidisciplinary psychiatric clinic that provides comprehensive mental health services in Cumberland County. Their mission is to provide treatment that is focused on recovery, helping patients reach their full potential for function and quality of life. The outpatient clinical teams offer comprehensive, coordinated and evidence based psychiatric care, specializing in treating individuals with complex, multiple problems.  Psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses provide interprofessional psychiatric treatment, which includes psychopharmacologic treatment, individual and group therapies, and substance abuse treatment.  The outpatient clinic is a training site for several disciplines, including Tufts Medical School medical students and psychiatry residents.  They also also are a training site for masters level social work interns, psychology trainees, and advanced practice nursing students. 

 

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