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Field Work Placements

Field Work Placements

Below are some recent field work placement sites:

Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
The BU Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation offers services that promote
the recovery and wellness of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
Interns at the Center participate in multiple facets of the Recovery
Education Program, assisting with classes such as Writing and Creative Arts,
Developing Stress Hardiness, Communication and Friendships, and Meditation.

Children's Hospital Cancer Center: Patient and Family Resource Room
The Resource Room is dedicated to the family-centered care and support of
children who are receiving inpatient care in the Hematology/Oncology
Department at Children's.  Interns work under the supervision of the
Community Resource Coordinator and are involved in many support and program
activities:  talking and playing with children and families in the Resource
Room and at bedside, organizing and running Resource Room programs and
family-focused events (e.g., lunches for parents, crafts and activities for
children), assisting families in accessing information about their child's
diagnosis and treatment, and providing families with information about other
available hospital services and supports.

Children's Hospital Boston:  Program to Enhance Relational Communication
Skills (PERCS)
The PERCS program aims to help medical professional develop communication
skills that are critical when engaged with patients and families dealing
with difficult medical issues and decisions (e.g., difficult diagnosis, poor
prognosis, end of life decisions).  Interns at this site assist in preparing
for the different workshops and may attend workshops as well.

Franciscan Children's Hospital: Community Based Acute Treatment Unit (CBAT)
This is a short-term residential program that serves males and females (ages
4 to 14) experiencing significant social, emotional, and behavioral
difficulties and who cannot be maintained in their current living
environment.  The CBAT Unit provides crisis intervention, medication
management and consultation, family therapy, individual and group
counseling, and long-term planning.  The fieldwork experience offers interns
the opportunity to work directly with the children admitted to CBAT.
Interns are also required to plan and lead classroom activity at least once
a week and to attend weekly supervision meetings with the other interns.

Gateway Arts
Gateway is a vocational arts program for adult with special needs, serving a
diverse population of individuals with developmental, medical, and
psychiatric disabilities. The program helps clients to develop skills in a
wide range of arts, including pottery, fabrics, painting, jewelry, and
weaving.  Interns at Gateway work directly with clients with a wide range of
needs and abilities and participate in all aspects of the program (e.g.,
encouraging clients in their artwork, as well providing emotional and
practical support around their daily activities and social interactions).

Suffolk County House of Corrections
The Suffolk County House of Corrections (HOC) is a corrections institution
that houses up to 1900 male and female criminal offenders for the Boston
area (with maximum sentences of 2.5 years).  The Suffolk HOC includes 27
housing units that range from maximum- to minimum-security.  Interns work
closely with caseworkers and contribute to diverse aspects of the HOC
program, including participating in intake interviews and working with the
inmates in a group treatment setting (addressing such topics as addictions,
family relationships, and domestic violence and abuse).  Interns also assist
with administrative tasks and inmate support services (e.g., responding to
inmates' questions, assisting inmates in contacting legal representatives).