The Priority Behavioral Health Internship Program at the College of Health Science and Technology (CHST) at Rochester Institute of Technology offers is a consortium internship training sites represents a cooperative endeavor between RIT’s College of Health Science and Technology and clinical placement sites within Rochester Regional Health, Hillside Family of Agencies, and Coordinate Care Services Inc (CCSI). Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Health Science and Technology functions as one of the clinical sites as well as a hub for the internship faculty, didactic training, and administrative processes.
Each intern will have a year-long primary placement at one of the clinical sites. While in their primary clinical settings, interns provide supervised behavioral health intervention and assessment services to individuals from diverse backgrounds. Intervention may include individual, group, and/or family therapy, and may be provided for children, adolescents and/or adults, depending on the primary clinical placement. Psychological assessment also is provided at each placement site, and interns are expected to administer, interpret, and provide written synthesis of psychological test batteries. Therapy clients, number of assessments, consultation work, and research vary depending on the specific site. Interns across clinical sites have the opportunity to gain experience working with and consulting across a variety of disciplines as a major component of their training program, as each primary placement involves collaboration across various systems of care. Experiences may involve collaboration and consultation with various agencies and/or providers within multiple care disciplines and settings.
Our training and education program is dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders in the field using innovative and advanced technologies (e.g, Telehealth and Technology Assisted Interactive Tools for Clients), which is core to the mission of RIT. All interns are provided with didactic and experiential training in the use of telehealth and interactive therapeutic technologies. Specifically, all interns are provided the opportunity to engage in both in-person and telehealth treatment with homeless clients.
All Interns are expected to conduct research at the internship sites through at least one ongoing scholar project, the focus of which is determined collaboratively between the primary supervisors and the intern.
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