The Primary Placement for all doctoral psychology interns is at the Bayview Associates Clinic of South Shore Mental Health in Quincy, MA.
Bayview Associates Clinic is located at 859 Willard Street in Quincy, MA. Bayview is a multidisciplinary community mental health center that provides outpatient services for thousands of residents of the South Shore. South Shore Mental Health is committed to employing a variety of evidence-based practices such as ARC, TF-CBT, and EMDR. We are especially interested in the evidence-based treatments that feature direct and immediate client feedback and emphasize the core common factors that are known to bolster the therapeutic alliance. We practice Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) and provide ongoing training for any staff member or intern who would like to develop skills in this promising area. SSMH is committed to providing mental health services that meet the needs of our local community. Our Asian Community Counseling Services (ACCS) staff provide child, family and individual counseling, early intervention and school-based services, In-Home Therapy, Therapeutic Mentoring, parent/family education and forums, and psychological testing in the community and at the Bayview Clinic. (For more information, see: http://www.ssmh.org/our-programs/asian-community/)
A. Child/Adolescent or B. Early Childhood
Clients served are children age three and older, adolescents, and their families. The goal of the clinic is to promote and maintain the mental health of children, adolescents, and their families through the treatment of emotional and behavioral disturbance. Services include diagnostic evaluation, individual, couple, and family therapy, psychological testing, and psychiatric evaluation/medication. Consultation and education about prevention, availability of services and clinical procedures to schools, courts, police, and other agencies is also available. Linked with this clinic is the In-Home Therapy (IHT) Program with which one Child/Adolescent intern will train.
Clients served are adults of all ages who have short-term, and sometimes long-term psychiatric, emotional or interpersonal problems. Other adult clients may present with substance use disorders; anxiety or depression; behavioral, relationship, vocational or academic problems; or past or current trauma or abuse problems. Services include diagnostic evaluation, referral, psychological testing, individual, couple and family therapy, and psychiatric evaluation/medication.