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Behavior Health Network | Springfield, MA
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Job Description

Are you an exceptionally organized, self-motivated, and passionate person? Are you looking to put in practice all the knowledge you possess?

Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as an Intern at Behavioral Health Network!

Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (BHN) has a wide range of internship opportunities for your students who are passionate about human services. BHN offers bachelor level, and first and second year master's level internships in the areas of addiction services, community outreach, emergency Services, youth and family services and more! Our internship program focuses on developing students' skills, experience, knowledge and perspective in order to be successful in their upcoming careers. Our commitment to training the next generation of providers is broad and deep.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

Crisis Stabilization

Description: The Crisis Stabilization Unit is a safe, supervised, 15-bed environment combining Department of Mental Health and Crisis beds. Individuals served at CSU are provided a range of services including medical evaluations, groups, and one-on-one meetings, among other services.

Population: Adults 18 and older

Intern Experience: Counseling techniques, IAP development, comp assessment, psycho-pharmacology, special projects, intro to methods, referral, case management, group tx, case presentations

Crisis Services

Description: BHN's Crisis Program provides 24/7 front line response to individuals of all ages who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, regardless of insurance. BHN provides services on a mobile basis, including home and community-based settings or in an emergency department when needed.

Population: All ages 3 and over

Intern Experience: The Intern will begin shadowing clinicians and work towards completing tasks independently. Interns will have the opportunity of leading dace to face interventions, complete assessment documentation and present to insurance companies for authorizations. They will gain practice developing a clinical formulation, conceptualization risk, providing solution-focused crisis interventions and advocating for an individual's needs. They will have the opportunity to evaluate risk and have exposure to acute situation and acute states of functions.

City Clinic*

Description: Outpatient/inpatient family and group therapy

Population: Spanish speaking adults and children with mental health and substance use problems

Intern Experience: Diagnosing therapy modalities and documentation

* must be bilingual English/Spanish

Primary Care Behavioral Health (Holyoke Health Center)

Description: A part of BHN's Integration program, Primary Care Behavioral Health has the goal of integrating behavioral health services to improve the health outcomes of the individuals we serve. PCBH provides targeted, flexible behavioral health support in the primary care setting through treatment that is person-centered, evidence-informed, and focused on collaborate goal-setting.

Population: All ages and ethnicity, but mostly Spanish speaking population

Intern Experience: Behavioral health consulting, primary care, brief treatment, case consultation, primary care medication, assisted treatment and disease integration

Primary Care Behavioral Health (Child Guidance Clinic in Springfield)

Description: Primary care of behavioral health

Population: All ages, race and ethnicities, gender, sexual orientation and ability.

Intern Experience: Behavioral health consulting, primary care, brief treatment, case consultation, brief treatment, case consultation, medication assisted treatment, diagnosing, intervention strategies.

Mt. Tom Clinic

Description: Mount Tom Center for Mental Health and recovery is a community-based outpatient mental health and substance abuse program providing on-site and outreach services in the following areas: child and adolescent, adult (general referrals and program based), developmentally delayed/mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis (SA/MH).

Population: Children (3+), adults, couples and family

Intern Experience: Learn about and experience working with a diverse population. Interns will provide treatment modalities and will work with individuals, families, couples and groups. Interns will also work closely with CBHI staff, schools and other agencies to coordinate care and provide case management. Interns will be exposed to Outpatient level of care, develop outpatient clinical skills, exposure to broad demographic, learn full DSM 5, clinical documentation, comprehensive individual, caseload management and family and group supervision.

Center for Development (Springfield and Westfield)

Description: We provide outpatient clinical services to people with developmental disabilities as well as support and consultation to their teams. This involves group and individual therapy, family therapy and case consultation in a variety of settings. A team based approach is important to work with this population and outreach to homes, day programs, etc. is often provided.

Population: We serve individuals who meet criteria for Department of Developmental Disability services which includes individuals of all ages who have a developmental disability and/or full range of mental illness diagnoses.

Intern Experience: Intern will develop skills pertaining to assessment, treatment planning and identification and use of treatment interventions. They will learn to develop a therapeutic relationship with clients and will learn the difference in presentation of mental health issues in people with developmental disabilities from the typical population. Interns will work within a team model to provide comprehensive care.

Agawam Counseling Center

Description: Individual, family and group outpatient therapy

Population: People of all ages

Intern Experience: How to give individual, family and group therapy, how to work with variety of population and different needs of people, how to engage in community based practice

Liberty Street Clinic (Outpatient)

Description: The Liberty Street Clinic at Behavioral Health Network offers mental health and substance abuse outpatient treatment to adults using individual, group, and family/couple modalities. At the Liberty Street Clinic, we aim to help people achieve and maintain optimal real world functioning and assistance in pursuing life goals and improving interpersonal relationships.

Population: Adults, mostly covered by Medicaid, from Springfield and surroundings

Intern Experience: Experience with broad range of mental health diagnoses, diverse client population, age, race/ethnicity, life experiences, trauma, substance use treatment

Carson Center for Children and Youth

Description: The Carson Center helps people achieve greater health and well-being in everyday life. Experienced crisis clinicians provide temporary and face to face support, consultation and evaluation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They bring compassionate expertise to behavioral health, wellness, and education services for children.

Population: Children with diagnoses including PTSD, mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety. Several staff specialties in play therapy and art therapy.

Intern Experience: Skilled in joining with clients, diagnosis, developing clinical treatment plans, developing goals for treatment.

In Home Therapy

Description: In-Home Therapy works with families with a child or teen with behavioral issues to help to resolve conflicts, develop new routines, set limits and find community resources. We offer intensive and flexible services such as family therapy, therapeutic training and support, care coordination and others, in any setting where the youth is naturally located to meet the needs of families.

Population: Children, Young adults, and Adults from 0 to 21 years old

Intern Experience: work in clinical team, provide therapy, outreach to homes, collaborating approaches

Child Guidance Clinic

Description: The Child Guidance Clinic Outpatient program at BHN provides comprehensive mental health, educational, developmental, behavioral, and consultative services to children, adolescents, and their families in Springfield, MA and the surrounding communities. Our multidisciplinary staff offer a variety of culturally competent programs in our clinic, at numerous community sites, and in homes.

Population: Children 3 and over, adolescents, adults and families

Intern Experience: Interns will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills by experiencing and practicing different modalities including individual, family and group. They will take part in our weekly clinical teams where we discuss cases and build community at CGC, thus deepening their experience by working with both new and senior clinicians and hearing about a range of interventions, experiences and partaking in rich, clinical discussion. A comprehensive intern group runs weekly for two hours to support interns in the learning process. Topics include clinical assessment, documentation, managing crises and clinical emergencies, therapy modalities, the use of self, processing cases, exploring identities, the role of power and oppression inter-personally and within institutions/society, and many more.

Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Services

Description: The Center for Traumatic Brain Injury provides Case Management in an outreach model to individuals in home and community, support to access community resources and other providers. Center based groups three days per week in an intentional learning support community working on psychosocial skills and developing a greater appreciation of the consequences of brain injury and adjustments strategies.

Population: Adults who have sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries (externally caused); typically ages 18-65.

Intern Experience: Develop an understanding of the complex nature and consequences of traumatic brain injury involving cognitive, behavioral and social and physical challenges/disabilities and develop an understanding, emotional, cognitive and behavioral adjustment strategies and resiliency.

Adult Community Crisis Stabilization and Respite

Description: The BHN CCS/Respite program is a short-term intervention offered to individuals who can voluntarily participate in their recovery process. BHN offers a short-term (3-5 days) out-of-home placement to stabilize individuals in an emerging crisis situation. The program offers a home-like, safe, and supervised environment for psychiatric crisis, hospital step-down, medication evaluation and service coordination. CCS is a voluntary, unlocked, community-based treatment program. Our services are strength-based and "person centered". We use a recovery model to offer support to our population. Interventions include: individual treatment planning, individual and group counseling, nursing assessment and medication management, psychiatric evaluation and stabilization, referral and aftercare planning.

Population: Adults who experience acute mental health crisis.

Intern Experience: The student will acquire knowledge of recovery treatment including mental health and substance use approaches; observation, documentation, interviewing and counseling skills; knowledge about mental status exams, risk assessments, referrals and aftercare planning; experience working as a team member serving a diverse population.

Integration (Care Management merged with Primary Behavioral Heath + Care Partners)*

Description: It's a Whole Health Care Management Program that provides a team based, comprehensive medical and behavioral care management services for children, youth and adults. The programs serve individuals with physical health/chronic disease needs, behavioral health needs and complex, co-morbid physical and behavioral health needs. The teams are integrated with primary care staff in community and health centers.

Population: Mostly adults at these sites, but some child cases at Brightwood and Mason Square.

Intern Experience: Medical integration principles at community health care sites. Brief encounter and brief treatment sessions with clients. Care management philosophy and application.

* Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply

Job Requirements

Our interns for Master's second year should have the following qualifications:

* Be passionate about human services.
* Must be in their 2nd year of their Master's Degree
* Be willing to learn and have a great experience working with BHN!