The Primary Placement for all 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 evidenced-based practices such as ARC, TF-CBT, and EMDR. We are especially interested in the evidenced-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.
A. Child/Adolescent or B. Early Childhood
Clients 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 and psychiatric evaluation and 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 in which some interns may train.
Clients of the IHT Program are children and adolescents, up to age 18 that are experiencing severe emotional disturbance. This program provides a comprehensive array of services to these children and their families. The primary goals of the program are to preserve the family unit, prevent out-of-home placement, including hospitalization, and reunify families following placement. Client families tend to have problems such as substance abuse, child maltreatment, domestic violence, sexual abuse, inadequate parenting, serious psychiatric illness or school difficulties.
Clients 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, psychiatric evaluation and medication follow-up. Training is also available in EMDR and trauma on a monthly basis.