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The Intern Coordinator at Behavioral Health Network will help students seeking internships explore and match their fields of study, areas of interest and supervision needs with available BHN programs that offer practicum or internship experiences. BHN has a competitive evaluation and placement process for internships and our hope is that BHN interns will grow during their internships and become a BHN employee at the completion of their experience.
Here at BHN, our mission is to help individuals, families, and communities improve the quality of life for those with behavioral and developmental challenges. BHN offers a variety of internship opportunities at numerous locations throughout Western Massachusetts and within many different programs such as Medical Integration, Crisis & Emergency Services, Outpatient, SUD, Corporate/Quality, children’s programs, community & hospital-based forensic services, and more. BHN has openings for students to perform observation hours, residency placements, experiential learning opportunities, masters level internships, bachelor’s level internships, post-graduate internships, specialized licensure paths internships and many more!
To join our contact/wait list for upcoming placement openings and other opportunities for students, please complete an application on the following link:
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Please note: BHN requires the COVID 19 vaccine and a Flu shot be completed prior to starting an internship experience and for all BHN employees. If you would like to apply for a Religious or Medical Exemption, documentation and approval will be required prior to your start date.
Programs offering Internships
Adult Community Crisis Stabilization and Respite: The BHN CCS/Respite program is a short-term intervention offered to individuals who can voluntarily participate in their recovery process. BHN offers a short-term (3-5 days) out-of-home placement to stabilize individuals in an emerging crisis situation. The program offers a home-like, safe, and supervised environment for psychiatric crisis, hospital step-down, medication evaluation and service coordination. CCS is a voluntary, unlocked, community-based treatment program. Our services are strength-based and “person centered”. We use a recovery model to offer support to our population. Interventions include: individual treatment planning, individual and group counseling, nursing assessment and medication management, psychiatric evaluation and stabilization, referral and aftercare planning.
Agawam Counseling Center: Individual, family and group outpatient therapy.
Carson Center for Children and Youth: The Carson Center helps people achieve greater health and well-being in everyday life. Experienced crisis clinicians provide temporary and face to face support, consultation and evaluation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They bring compassionate expertise to behavioral health, wellness, and education services for children.
Center for Development (Springfield and Westfield): We provide outpatient clinical services to people with developmental disabilities as well as support and consultation to their teams. This involves individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy and case consultation in a variety of settings.
Child Guidance Clinic: The Child Guidance Clinic Outpatient program at BHN provides comprehensive mental health, educational, developmental, behavioral, and consultative services to children, adolescents, and their families in Springfield, MA and the surrounding communities. Our multidisciplinary staff offers a variety of culturally competent programs in our clinic, at numerous community sites, and in homes.
City Clinic: Outpatient/inpatient family and group therapy
Crisis Services: BHN’s Crisis Program provides 24/7 front line response to individuals of all ages who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, regardless of insurance. BHN provides services on a mobile basis, including home and community-based settings or in an emergency department when needed.
Crisis Stabilization: The Crisis Stabilization Unit is a safe, supervised, 15-bed environment combining Department of Mental Health and Crisis beds. Individuals served at CSU are provided a range of services including medical evaluations, groups, and one-on-one meetings, among other services.
Integration (Care Management merged with Primary Behavioral Heath + Care Partners): It’s a Whole Health Care Management Program that provides a team based, comprehensive medical and behavioral care management services for children, youth and adults. The programs serve individuals with physical health/chronic disease needs, behavioral health needs and complex, co-morbid physical and behavioral health needs. The teams are integrated with primary care staff in community and health centers.
In Home Therapy: In-Home Therapy works with families with a child or teen with behavioral issues to help to resolve conflicts, develop new routines, set limits and find community resources. We offer intensive and flexible services such as family therapy, therapeutic training and support, care coordination and others, in any setting where the youth is naturally located to meet the needs of families.
Equity Vaccine Clinic: The BHN COVID/Flu Equity Vaccine Clinic provides an opportunity for undergrads to work hands on in medical and public health settings. Internships at the Equity Clinic involve a variety of direct care patient facing work for both medical assistant students and mental health. Interns meeting qualifications to provide vaccines can receive onsite supervision by trained RN’s and will learn preparation and delivery of all three COVID vaccines available, as well as the Flu vaccine. Vaccines are provided to individuals facing barriers due to disparities, homelessness, disabilities, etc. Settings may include Community Clinics, inside and outside venues. Non-medical focused interns assist with clinic set up, patient registration, assist with reading, technology and delivery of care barriers to receiving the vaccine with the team. Must have own transportation to intern here.
Liberty Street Clinic (Outpatient): The Liberty Street Clinic at Behavioral Health Network offers mental health and substance abuse outpatient treatment to adults using individual, group, and family/couple modalities. At the Liberty Street Clinic, we aim to help people achieve and maintain optimal real world functioning and assistance in pursuing life goals and improving interpersonal relationships.
Mt. Tom Clinic: Mount Tom Center for Mental Health and recovery is a community-based outpatient mental health and substance abuse program providing on-site and outreach services in the following areas: child and adolescent, adult (general referrals and program based), developmentally delayed/mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis (SA/MH).
Primary Care Behavioral Health (Child Guidance Clinic in Springfield): The Child Guidance Clinic Outpatient program at BHN provides comprehensive mental health, educational, developmental, behavioral, and consultative services to children, adolescents, and their families in Springfield, MA and the surrounding communities. Our multidisciplinary staff offers a variety of culturally competent programs in our clinic, at numerous community sites, and in homes. Primary care of behavioral health.
Primary Care Behavioral Health (Holyoke Health Center in Holyoke): A part of BHN’s Integration program, Primary Care Behavioral Health has the goal of integrating behavioral health services to improve the health outcomes of the individuals we serve. PCBH provides targeted, flexible behavioral health support in the primary care setting through treatment that is person-centered, evidence-informed, and focused on collaborate goal-setting.
Urban Youth Collaborative Program and Kamp for Kids: UYC Program places young people in Human Service Internships to help them gain working experience. Kamp for Kids is a fully inclusive day camp for children 3 to 22 of all ability levels.
Quality: Analysis of workflow and data requirements
DPD: Training, development and implementation
Human Rights: Trainings and investigations
Integration (Care Management merged with Primary Behavioral Health + Care Partners/ACO): Intern with some beginning skills and interest in doing marketing, gathering and processing data, and providing organization- work on manuals development, etc. The intern will work with the Senior Program Manager to complete the tasks.
This APA and APPIC accredited internship is full-time (40 hours) for one year (52 weeks) for a total of 2,000 hours. The stipend is $33,280 for the year. Applicants need to have earned a master’s degree and have completed at least three years of doctoral coursework in a Psy.D. or Ph.D. program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology to be eligible and must be bi-lingual (English-Spanish).
The multicultural doctoral internship in professional psychology is offered at the School Street Counseling Institute (SSCI), a community mental health clinic in Springfield, MA. SSCI provides outpatient community mental health services to Latino/a children, families with a wide variety of mental health and substance use issues. SSCI staff includes professional psychologists, clinicians, school counselors and medication providers who offer linguistically and culturally-competent services in English and Spanish.
The Multicultural Psychology Internship Program also offers a 6-month rotation in Medical Integration.
For more information, contact: Ileana M. Estrella, PsyD, LP, LMHC, MPIP Training Director at Ileana.Estrella@bhninc.org
The Multicultural Psychology Internship Program is accredited by APA and is a member of APPIC.
Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 2002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org