NY Office of Mental Health and Deans' Consortium Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Project
NY State Office of Mental Health and Deans' Consortium Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Project
Understanding myriad factors affecting mental health is how
social workers can better assist impacted individuals and their
families. Our internship opportunties in evidence-based practice
and recovery treatment models include a stipend and are available
for advanced year students in the Buffalo and Rochester areas.
Students learn to implement evidence-based interventions with
individuals diagnosed with major depression, schizophrenia and
bipolar disorder. They also learn how to evaluate the effectiveness
of these interventions and programs.
Students receive a New York Office of Mental Health Certificate
Evidence Based Project Colloquia
Participating students are required to enroll in the following
ACT is a recovery based team approach to serving adults 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
The intern will be part of multidisciplinary team that meets
daily and typically includes social workers, nurses, psychiatrists,
substance abuse counselors, and 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
Other recovery-based placement opportunities may include: