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Recovery College/ Community Living Program (NMS #203516)
The Recovery College/Community Living program offers the opportunity for interns to learn how to assist adults with behavioral health interventions in the community. A key component of this placement is assisting adults with community integration and resolving behavioral issues so that individuals may to gain greater independence. Interns work with adults, addressing a variety of issues, and navigating public health system to increase client supports and resources. As part of a multidisciplinary team, interns will engage in coordination of care, client advocacy, treatment planning and programming with an integrative approach. Interns conduct intake assessments, provide individual counseling, facilitate groups, and participate in community-based activities. Psychological testing is not an activity available on this track.
Community Recovery Unit (NMS #203514)
The CRU 1 and CRU 2 are 24-hour, Level One, secured facilities in Phoenix. Persons admitted to the CRU programs are typically considered a danger to self or others and are unable to function in the community. The CRU interns provide behavioral health interventions for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis who require a structured, non-hospital setting. Services are designed to build upon the client’s strengths while working to minimize escalation of behaviors that will lead to a more restrictive setting. At the CRU, interns are part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of prescribers, nurses, and behavioral health technicians. Daily group and individual therapy sessions are facilitated by interns. Psychological testing is not an activity available on this track.
Opioid Replacement Services Clinic (NMS #203515)
The Opioid Replacement Services outpatient program, located in Phoenix, provides behavioral health and substance abuse services for adults. The program builds on client strengths and natural supports. Services are designed to assist adults in achieving optimal functioning in their personal lives and in the community. Specific services offered in both programs are intensive group and individual therapy, case management, and psychiatric medication services. The Methadone Maintenance and Suboxone Treatment program provides medication assisted treatment services to persons addicted to opioids. Interns will gain proficiency in performing initial engagement sessions, and facilitating group and individual therapy sessions with this population. As part of a multidisciplinary team, interns will also engage in treatment planning and programming with a team approach.
Outpatient Clinic: Maricopa County, Arizona (NMS #203513) and Flagstaff, Arizona (NMS #203517)
The Outpatient Clinics serve clients who reside in various urban and rural parts of Maricopa County, as well as in Flagstaff, Arizona. The clinics serve all age ranges of clients from birth through adulthood. The intern provides comprehensive behavioral health services including Initial Engagement Sessions, individual counseling, family/couples counseling, and group counseling. Coordinating care with the client’s primary care physician and other providers is essential and assists the intern in becoming adept at an integrated model of care. The intern works as part of a treatment team that includes the program director, case managers, clinicians, family coaches, and prescribers. Although not guaranteed, some psychological testing may be available on this track.
School and Community Based Counseling Services (NMS #203519)
The School and Community-Based Counseling Services program provides behavioral health services to youth and their families in school and community settings in the greater Phoenix area. All behavioral health services are developed in collaboration with the youth and family. The intern works collaboratively with school staff and families to provide not only individual, group, and family counseling, but helps identify supports needing to be developed and implemented in the home and school environment. As part the Child and Family Team process, the intern meets with identified members on the child’s clinical team to assess and monitor goals on a quarterly basis that drive the overall need for development. Psychological testing is not an aspect of this placement as all testing is done by school district staff.