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CMTP Sites

CURRENT SITES



BRIDGEWATER STATE HOSPITAL
The Forensic Internship Placement is located at Bridgewater State Hospital (BSH). BSH is the strict-secured state hospital for criminally insane men and other adult male forensic patients. It is run by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections.

The forensic track is designed to provide a broad range of experiences with the correctional population, including evaluation, individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing, case management, and the opportunity for assistance with pre-trial forensic evaluations. Designated forensic psychologists will provide some or all of
the supervision of interns. This internship is affiliated with Forensic Health Services Inc.

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Behavioral Health Clinics at BMC
Behavioral Medicine
is part of the Department of Medicine at Boston Medical Center, the primary training hospital of Boston University School of Medicine and the main “safety-net” hospital for New England. BMC is a 639 bed, academic training center which like Bellevue in New York, Grady in Atlanta, or Cook County in Chicago, focuses on treating the urban underserved. Our interest has been and remains developing Behavioral Medicine protocols tailored to the special demands of this population. To that end we have developed within the Department of Medicine a Behavioral Management of Hypertension clinic, a Behavioral Management of Chronic Pain clinic, a Stress Reduction and Relaxation Training clinic, and a Smoking Cessation Program. We also consult to the Department of Neurology where we have developed a Behavioral Sleep Medicine program, a Behavioral Movement Disorders program, and conduct pre-operative psychological evaluations for patients needing either Sub-Thalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation for movement disorders or Dorsal Column Stimulation for pain. Our program teaches only empirically validated interventions that are an amalgam of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and biofeedback approaches.

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Children Services of Roxbury
Children’s Services of Roxbury (CSR) is the largest minority-administered non profit agency in Greater Boston, with deep roots in the neighborhoods of Boston, and an increasing capacity to serve communities statewide. Founded with a specific aim to reach and serve populations that had been traditionally underserved, CSR was created by a dedicated group of activists who saw the need for community-based services for residents of Roxbury and its adjoining neighborhoods.

CSR’s mission is to strive to provide high quality services to economically disadvantaged individuals, children, youth, and families thereby promoting and strengthening family life and individual growth. The core values of CSR- dignity, respect, compassion, humility, integrity, excellence, and patience- reflect our approach to serving others and achieving desired outcomes. We recognize that every individual, every family, and every community has enormous strengths, yet too often are defined by their presenting problem. We understand that in order to build trust and indentify those strengths, we must begin with humility and treat the people we serve with dignity and respect, regardless of their circumstances. We must act with compassion and patience, and have an ability to care and empathize without judgment. We must operate with integrity, knowing that the people we serve need us to be consistent and true to our word. We must serve while striving for excellence in everything we do.

CSR currently provides a wide spectrum of high quality services through 26 programs within four areas of service: Early Education and Care; Housing; Youth and Family Support; and Behavioral Health.

Behavioral health is the newest initiative launched by CSR to meet the comprehensive needs of the community we serve. The Behavioral Health Services Department provides mental health counseling and family support services to individuals, children and their families from the Greater Boston area. Services are strength-based, culturally sensitive, and community based.

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LEMUEL SHATTUCK Hospital
Metro-Boston Inpatient Services, located at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital on the grounds of picturesque Franklin Park, is comprised of 125 beds managed under the auspices of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). This program provides services to individuals living with severe and persistent mental illnesses and determined to be eligible for DMH services. These services offer comprehensive diagnostic, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitative psychiatric services for these individuals referred through the acute care psychiatric system and from other institutions. Additionally, DMH patients utilize the Ambulatory Care Center's Goldfarb Primary Care and Behavioral Health Clinic with comprehensive medical services, counseling and psychopharmacological management. Additional work will be done with the forensically involved clients including Mandatory Forensic Reviews.

The training provided is focused on specific competency areas that enhance skill acquisition and use. The training is focused on helping trainees attain competency in seven specific domains: Clinical Assessment, Forensic Assessment, Intervention/treatment, Rehabilitation, Diversity, Clinical Research and its Practical Application, and Professional Skills and Ethics. The task of helping you attain competence in the seven domains is shared by you and your supervisors. Interns will be assigned to a primary unit on the psychiatric service, Metro Boston Mental Health Units and the psychologist on that unit will be the primary supervisor.

A range of clinical assessments and treatment modalities will be offered inclusive of individual and group treatment; evaluations, and standardized cognitive and personality testing. A broad range of clinical psychology experience will be offered in a context of a multicultural/multiracial population, a team model of treatment, and a psychiatric/ rehabilitation model of care. An emphasis on Forensic Psychology is part of the training experience. Accommodations will be considered if students wish greater emphasis in certain treatment areas or treatment modalities.

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Mass Mental Health Center
Founded in 1912 as the Boston Psychopathic Hospital, the Massachusetts Mental Health Center was one of the nation's first public psychiatric teaching hospitals. An agency of the Department of Mental Health and an academic division of the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the MMHC has a proud history of providing enlightened treatment to the seriously mentally ill as well as excellent training and research in a rigorous academic program. The program provides training in the major roles of the contemporary psychologist and the mastery of skills essential to the practice of psychology.

The program aims to develop reliable competencies in evaluation and treatment planning, psychotherapy, psychodiagnostic testing, and neuropsychological testing through supervised clinical experience, seminars, and relevant readings. This training requires a substantial time commitment to the core curriculum for psychology interns in the Psychology Department. At the clinical placement the intern works on a multidisciplinary team and is responsible for providing individual therapy, both short-term and long-term; family interviewing and family therapy; group therapy; intake evaluation; crisis intervention; case administration; and consultation with community agencies.

The program includes experience with populations which have typically been underserved, particularly the chronically and severely mentally ill. Each intern has a clinical placement on one of our outpatient teams and another placement in with the Partial Hospital, the Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP) program, or the neuropsychology service.

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Philips Academy Andover
Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, is the oldest incorporated boarding school in the United States, and stands ready to meet, match, and expand the minds and passions of some of the brightest students in the nation and the world. It is in its 237th year and has a roster of 300 courses, more than 150 electives, and opportunities for pursuing independent study and study abroad projects. Because of our size, Andover offers enormous depth and breadth of activity and opportunity while still feeling like a personal place. Its energetic, one-of-a-kind educational community ultimately helps young people grow intellectually, artistically, athletically and morally. Smart and curious students from 50 states and 34 countries study with teachers and scholars who are also coaches, mentors, house counselors, advisors and inspirations.

The Academy, widely known today as “Andover,” was founded at the height of the American Revolutionary War in 1778 by the Honorable Samuel Phillips, Jr. A converted carpenter’s shop served as Andover’s first classroom and contained a small group of boys of various ages, among them, a fifer in his father’s militia by the name of Levi Hutchens, who went on to invent the alarm clock; a future mayor of Boston and president of Harvard University, Josiah Quincy III; and John Lowell, Jr., who would one day found Harvard Law School. Since its auspicious beginning, Andover has stayed true to its original mission, as set forth by Judge Phillips in the school’s founding constitution. In that document, Phillips ordained the school to “educate youth from every quarter,” for, among other noble purposes, the “great end and real business of living.” For more than two centuries, its students and educators have heeded Phillips’s doctrine on the importance of good character in laying the “surest foundation of usefulness to mankind,” because “goodness without knowledge...is weak and feeble; yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous.

The intern placed at this site works with a multidisciplinary medical/mental health team including a physician and nurses; collaborates with students, teachers, house counselors, and families to provide appropriate mental health services; provides crisis intervention and stress management counseling and is available for "walk-ins" (students can come into the wellness center at any time for support). There are opportunities for the intern to co-teach wellness courses. The intern is exposed to a number of psychiatric challenges including eating disorders, self-harm behaviors (i.e., cutting), substance use dx, depression, and anxiety; and developmental challenges adolescents typically face: navigating healthy relationships, identity, and transition to adulthood (separation/individuation) among others.

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Spark (Supported Parents & Resillient Kids) Center
(formerly the Children's AIDS Program) is a model program offering comprehensive, integrated, state-of-the-art services for children and families whose lives are affected by medical, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. The program serves Boston's highest-risk children: those living with complicated medical conditions (including HIV/AIDS, asthma, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, failure-to-thrive, and neurodevelopmental challenges; as well as children who are involved with the Department of Social Services due to significant family and social concerns (including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, adult substance abuse). The SPARK Center is located in the Mattapan area of Boston.

This placement site is affiliated with Boston Medical Center and with community health centers that include mental health in the broad spectrum of health care services they provide for residents of the neighborhoods in which they are located. The SPARK Center provides cutting edge training on the intersection of primary health care and mental health services. Under supervision of a licensed psychologist, the Psychology Intern will provide professional mental health services such as diagnostic evaluations, psychological testing, crisis intervention, and individual (child and adult), group, and family therapy.

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PAST SITES



Behavioral Health Clinics at BMC
Adult Behavioral Health
Interns will provide psychological services and receive training in cross-cultural diagnosis, evaluation (crisis and stable), individual, group and family therapy. The Adult Behavioral Health Clinic serves a diverse inner-city primarily adult population (individual, group and couples).

Child Behavioral Health
services a diverse inner-city child population. Interns will provide psychological services and receive training in cross-cultural diagnosis, evaluation (crisis and stable), individual, group and family therapy. The intern will work on an interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals and can include coverage and training in the Pediatric Emergency Room.

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Dr. Solomon Carter Fuler Mental Health Center (DSCFMHC)
DSCFMHC provides inpatient psychiatric evaluation and treatment to adult patients (60 patients, male and female, age 19 and above) sent by Massachusetts District and Superior Courts, and stepped down from private hospitals and the prison system. Forensic evaluations are conducted by a staff of five forensic psychologists addressing issues such as competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, sentencing concerns (aid in sentencing), and various types of risk assessments. Patients are also assigned to a multidisciplinary treatment team (psychiatry, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, nursing) that provides clinical evaluation, treatment planning, treatment from various modalities, and aftercare planning. The orientation is one of multidisciplinary treatment, with psychopharmacological, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral orientations predominant. Two clinical psychologists, in conjunction with psychology practicum students/interns, provide clinical treatment services in the form of initial psychological and risk assessments, psychological testing (including neuropsychological assessments), group therapy, and individual therapy as needed. All DSCFMHC psychologists are licensed and carry faculty appointments with Tufts School of Medicine.

The patient population is diverse culturally and diagnostically; however individuals with severe and persistent mental illness predominate. A wide range of diagnoses, including psychotic, severe affective, and neuropsychological disorders are represented, as well as co-occurring substance abuse problems and personality disorders. The length of stay is variable, including patients who are discharged after a 20 to 40 day evaluation period, to those who are committed for longer treatment. The criminal offenses of which patients may have been accused or convicted include the entire range of potential criminal offenses, from misdemeanors (trespassing, disorderly conduct) to felonies (arson, murder).

This site will provide students with an opportunity to develop both a knowledge base and clinical skills relevant to the practice of clinical psychology in adult inpatient settings. The student will also gain an understanding of law-mental health issues.

Interns will be provided didactic seminars, supervision (individual and group), opportunities to observe psychology staff in their work including working alongside them, the experience of being part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, and direct patient contact. The student will also be afforded opportunities to observe court hearings and visit other sites that are part of the forensic mental health system. The student will develop competencies in: establishing a role in the multidisciplinary team approach, gathering and integrating psychosocial data to assist with diagnostic assessment and treatment planning, administering and scoring a variety of psychological tests (i.e., cognitive/neuropsychological, personality inventories, projective, malingering), co-leading psychoeducational and psychotherapy groups, and understanding the general principles and methods of forensic practice including risk assessment."

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Children Services of Roxbury
Children’s Services of Roxbury (CSR) is the largest minority-administered non profit agency in Greater Boston, with deep roots in the neighborhoods of Boston, and an increasing capacity to serve communities statewide. Founded with a specific aim to reach and serve populations that had been traditionally underserved, CSR was created by a dedicated group of activists who saw the need for community-based services for residents of Roxbury and its adjoining neighborhoods.

CSR’s mission is to strive to provide high quality services to economically disadvantaged individuals, children, youth, and families thereby promoting and strengthening family life and individual growth. The core values of CSR- dignity, respect, compassion, humility, integrity, excellence, and patience- reflect our approach to serving others and achieving desired outcomes. We recognize that every individual, every family, and every community has enormous strengths, yet too often are defined by their presenting problem. We understand that in order to build trust and indentify those strengths, we must begin with humility and treat the people we serve with dignity and respect, regardless of their circumstances. We must act with compassion and patience, and have an ability to care and empathize without judgment. We must operate with integrity, knowing that the people we serve need us to be consistent and true to our word. We must serve while striving for excellence in everything we do.

CSR currently provides a wide spectrum of high quality services through 26 programs within four areas of service: Early Education and Care; Housing; Youth and Family Support; and Behavioral Health.

Behavioral health is the newest initiative launched by CSR to meet the comprehensive needs of the community we serve. The Behavioral Health Services Department provides mental health counseling and family support services to individuals, children and their families from the Greater Boston area. Services are strength-based, culturally sensitive, and community based.

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The Home of Little Wanderers
Safe At Home provides multiple community-based services to children, youth, and families. The aim of the program is to maintain children within the community and provide them with the tools they need to thrive. We believe that families are the experts of their own lives, and we ensure that members of our staff possess the skills and knowledge needed to support with and families in achieving their goals. Safe At Home partners closely with families and collaborates with existing providers to ensure top-quality clinical support, case management, and advocacy services. We work to keep families together, in their communities, and ensure access to services for all children and families who need them. Safe At Home is committed to hiring staff that reflect the communities that we serve. Our services are voluntary and family driven. We support families through three distinct programs: Home-Based Therapeutic Services, Therapeutic Mentoring and Community Support.

Supervision: Supervision provided by LICSWs, LMFT’s and/or LMHCs.

Internship Responsibilities: Interns at SAH will work collaboratively with their teams to provide clinical support and intervention with families and children. Interns will receive training and practice with a wide variety of families in their home settings. This will provide interns with a clear understanding of home visits.

Internship Assignments: Individual, sibling, family, and couples therapy, home-based family therapy, case management, bio-psychosocial treatment, treatment planning, and case presentation.

Internship Requirements: Car required and must be able to transport clients if needed.

Days/Times: Intern must be able to work 24 hrs per week and have a somewhat flexible schedule in order to do home visits at least one night per week, if needed.

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South End Community Health Center
Write up coming soon





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