The following clinical experiences are offered as part of the training at Upstate:
Faculty: Kevin Antshel, PhD
Weekly diagnostic clinic that evaluates children and adolescents for ADHD. Allows graduate students the opportunity to use assessment tools, including Gordon Diagnostic System (GDS), Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT), as well as structured child and adult interviews.
Faculty: Aaron Gleason, PhDWeekly clinic that provides children and adolescents with Cognitive Behavior Therapy for a variety of Anxiety Disorders. Supervision and peer discussion assist in developing CBT techniques to address a variety of anxiety disorders.
Faculty: Variety of faculty and staff supervise this experienceCo-facilitation of a 12-week support group for children with Aspergers. This group includes three unique groups: child, parent and sibling. The social worker will develop techniques for group facilitation.
Faculty: Amy Beale, LCSW-R, Kevin Antshel, PhD
This group includes two unique groups: child, and parent. Graduate students will develop techniques for group facilitation and a better understanding of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Faculty: Variety of faculty and staff supervise this experience
Weekly supervised interviews to assess complex cases. Sessions are monitored through video by a team from multidisciplinary backgrounds, including Social Work Interns, Psychology Interns, Psychiatric Nurse Practionners, Psychiatry Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students.
Staffing follows Diagnostic Team every week. Interns from all disciplines take turns presenting a case to the clinical staff and faculty for discussion and feedback.
Faculty: Amy Beale, LCSW-R, Louis Pelligrino, MD and Mary McBlane, RNNP
Weekly participation in the assessment of children referred for suspected Autistic Spectrum Disorders and other developmental delays. Students will participate in a multidisciplinary evaluation team. They will develop skills in addressing the client's needs within the community. The student will observe and use assessment tools, including Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, parent/ child interviews and the ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale).
Faculty: Wendy Gordon, PhD
Juvenile Trauma clinic provides the clinical social work intern with the opportunity to observe an ongoing psychotherapy case, actively participate in their own clinical cases, and receive training in trauma-oriented cognitive behavioral therapy.
Elmcrest Consultation Students accompany Dr. Gordon to Elmcrest Children's Center to provide consultation related to the care of children and adolescents in residential placement.
Faculty: Ron Saletsky, PhD
Students have the opportunity to participate in the comprehensive services provided to children in foster care in Onondaga county through the ENHANCE (Excellence in Health Care for Abused and Neglected Children) Clinic. An intern involved with the ENHANCE Clinic will gain experience in diagnostic interviewing, developmental evaluations, multidisciplinary consultation, and systemic issues.
Supervisors: Carol Polacek, N.P., Anne Cangello, PsyD.
Students will have the opportunity to observe the treatment of high risk adolescents in DBT group and learn how to provide individual DBT treatment.
Social work students can take advantage of the numerous lectures series available. Presenters are from the Department of Psychiatry as well as Universities and treatment centers around the country.
Weekly sessions with supervisors allow for valuable feedback and discussion of clinical work. The opportunity to work with supervisors from a variety of disciplines encourages the exploration of different theoretical perspectives to clinical work.
Students will build their client caseload to approach the level of clinic staff pro-rated to the shortened time in the clinic. The student will have the opportunity to develop therapeutic strategies and work with the client's support system in addressing the client needs.