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USPP Placements

UPDATED 07/2020 

  • Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) – Residential – 3 openings – Masters level
  • Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) –Intensive Outpatient – 1 opening – Masters level
The Broward Addiction Recovery Center provides Substance Abuse Assessment (Admissions), Detoxification, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Residential Treatment, and Outpatient Services to adults aged 18 years and older.

  • Community Partnership Division (CPD) – Contracts/Grants – Coming Soon

The Community Partnerships Division is responsible for planning, coordinating, administering and evaluating a comprehensive array of human service programs for children and adults including behavioral health, health care, HIV/AIDS, and homeless services. The work of the division is accomplished through the following sections: Children Services Administration Section (CSA), Health Care Service Section (HCS) Including HIV/AIDS Services, Homeless Initiative Partnership Section (HIP)

  • Crisis Intervention Services Division (CISD) – Child Protective Services - 3 openings – Bachelors or Masters level

Crisis Intervention and Support Division at The Nancy J. Cotterman Center (NJCC) improves and enhances the quality of life for survivors of sexual assault and child abuse through effective forensically sensitive interventions, implemented by professionals specializing in the fields of sexual assault and child abuse.

  • Elderly & Veteran Services Division (EVSD) – Coming Soon

The Elderly Services Division, utilizing a holistic service delivery approach, empowers elders, veterans of all ages and their families/caregivers to improve their quality of life through supports that promote self-sufficiency and aging in place. Division services include Customer Relations and Senior Services, Community Care for the Elderly, Behavioral Health Section.  Veteran’s Services Section provides assistance with all veteran related benefits to local veterans of all ages, along with their families and dependents. Our team of eight highly trained and professional Veteran Services Officers who are themselves veterans, are located at various offices throughout Broward County, and are available to guide veterans and their dependents through the benefit process.

  • Family Success Administration Division (FSAD) – Case Management – 7 openings – Bachelors or Masters level

The Family Success Administration Division (FSAD) provides emergency assistance and case management services through 4 programs to prevent the citizens of Broward County from experiencing homelessness, evictions, foreclosures, loss of electric and water services and assist with tuition, financial management, employment, transportation, nutrition, and childcare.

Below are the types of practicum experiences students are expected to undertake: 

  • Behavioral Health Therapy: Therapy is provided throughout the Human Services Department using a variety of treatment modalities including family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, and milieu therapy. Therapy takes place in outpatient and residential settings and includes individuals from a diverse range of age ranges, racial and ethnic groups, and socioeconomic levels who have an assortment of presenting issues. Students will develop treatment plans with specific goals and objectives for each of their therapy cases. 
  • Case Management:  Broward County defines case management as a direct service implemented by HSD. These services incorporate a collaborative process of assessment, planning, care coordination, and advocacy. Through this collaborative process students are able to put together a comprehensive case management plan to meet the overall needs of each client. 
  • Community Outreach:  Outreach may include accompanying HSD staff to events/fairs in the community.    
  • Intake Assessment:  Intake assessments involve developing interviewing skills and gathering pertinent clinical information during intake interviews. All clients are seen for an initial intake interview to assess their eligibility and need for services and/or to make appropriate referrals. Students will also be given the opportunity to learn about risk assessment, abuse reporting, crisis intervention, and safety planning.  
  • Learning Activities:  Includes attending and presenting at bi-weekly and monthly agency trainings. Trainings take various forms, including lecture, demonstration, formal continuing education workshops. The goal of these trainings is to maintain awareness of recent empirical literature, to inform clinical practice with evidence-based findings, and to develop skills in making professional case presentations. The learning activities and training schedule are intended to compliment clinical supervision. 
  • Supervision:  Each student will be assigned a field instructor while in the USPP to mentor and help them during their practicum placement. The field instructor can expand and clarify the direction that students receive from the task managers. Students may call upon the field instructor on an as-needed basis or schedule weekly meetings. The Field Instructors may offer group supervision sessions for multiple practicum trainees as needed.