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Indian Health Care Resource Center

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mailing address: 550 S. Peoria Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74120
Funding: $20,000
Time on site: 36 hrs.
Primary on-site supervisor(s): Rachele Floyd, Psy.D.; Joanna Shadlow, Ph.D.
Contact person: Rachele Floyd, Psy.D., Director of Behavioral Health; Jason Menting, Psy.D., Director of Clinical Training

Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa, Inc. (IHCRC) is a nonprofit comprehensive health care facility serving the Tulsa area American Indian community. The mission of IHCRC is to provide quality, comprehensive health care to Tulsa area American Indian people in a culturally sensitive manner that promotes good health, well being, and harmony. IHCRC provides medical, health and wellness education, dental, optometry, substance abuse, pharmacy, and behavioral health services. IHCRC serves individuals across the life span with economically diverse backgrounds. Almost 20,000 Indian people seek the services of IHCRC each year.

IHCRC has a multidisciplinary behavioral health department comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, and substance abuse counselors. The behavioral health department of IHCRC provides comprehensive outpatient services utilizing evidenced-based practices. Services include clinical interviews, diagnostic assessments, substance abuse treatment, medication management, and individual, family, and group therapy. Specialty group applications, such as culturally specific groups for at risk youth and wellness initiatives may be developed by motivated interns.

IHCRC provides three full-time placements for interns. The internship is focused on training interns to provide behavioral health services in an interdisciplinary medical facility while emphasizing cultural competency in providing service in the American Indian community. Interns are valued members of our multidisciplinary team. Interns work closely with a variety of mental health and medical professionals.

The general responsibilities of the interns include conducting psychological assessment, consulting with medical providers, and providing individual, family, and group therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Assessments include child neuro-developmental, learning disability, parenting capacity, and dementia screening in addition to more typical evaluations. Interns are encouraged to form new groups as needed to address patient needs and intern interests. Interns work closely with our medical department, with opportunities for medical consultation, observation of medical and psychiatric appointments, and multidisciplinary team participation. Interns are involved with our Systems of Care program, which provides community-based wrap around services to children and adolescents experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties. Interns participate in community activities, including attending Tulsa Indian Community Advisory Team meetings. Interns are also invited to be involved with any of our ongoing cultural activities, including a drum group, Native Nations Youth Council, and an annual powwow.

To learn more about Indian Health Care Resource Center, go to www.ihcrc.org

 
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