Award Internships in Evidence-Based Practice & Recovery
treatment models are available in both the Buffalo and Rochester
areas for advanced year students.
ACT is a recovery based team approach to serving adult consumers
with a diagnosis of mental illness. Evidence-based treatment
practices (interventions that have demonstrated positive outcomes
in multiple research studies) provide a framework for a model that
focuses on individualized, flexible and supportive care in both
clinic and community settings.
The intern will be part of multidisciplinary team that meets
daily and typically includes social workers, nurses, psychiatrists
and substance abuse, peer and vocational specialists. Rather than
send the consumer to other programs that broker services, an ACT
team provides a full array of services that can range from
assisting with housing and employment to substance abuse
Members of the team typically do not have individual caseloads,
rather the team as a whole is responsible for care. For example,
assessment and treatment planning are done collaboratively in close
consultation with each other.
This format provides a rich and supportive learning environment