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Laureate Psychiatric Clinic & Hospital

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mailing address: 6655 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74136
Funding: $13,000 - $14,000 primary rotation (24 hrs. - paired with TU)
Time on site: 24 hrs. primary rotation-Adult Behavioral Health Unit
Primary on-site supervisor(s): Janet Adams-Westcott, Ph.D.
Contact person: Janet Adams-Westcott, Ph.D.

Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital is a private, not-for-profit psychiatric facility that is affiliated with the Saint Francis Health System. The Saint Francis Health System also includes two medical-surgical hospitals and primary care and specialty physician practices. Laureate provides mental health treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors across the full continuum of care. Substance abuse treatment is provided for adults.

The hospital includes 75 beds for people who need inpatient, residential, or partial hospital levels of care. Over 7000 visits are provided each month for people who need intensive outpatient or traditional outpatient services. Our Eating Disorders Program is nationally recognized as a center of excellence for the treatment of these disorders. Laureate is also actively involved in research and professional training. The Laureate Institute for Brain Research has a team of scientists who are conducting neuroimaging studies using state-of-the-art techniques. Laureate’s professional staff is multi-disciplinary and includes psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed therapists (LCSW, LPC, LMFT), and independent practice nurses (PA, NP, CNS).

Laureate provides one primary rotation position at the Adult Behavioral Health Unit (24 hours each week) paired with a secondary rotation (12 hours each week) at the University of Tulsa. The Adult Behavioral Health Unit provides acute and partial hospital services to adults, ages 18 to 55, requiring medical supervision for mental health issues. The primary reasons for admission include danger to self or others, medication stabilization, and detoxification. The intern works with a multi-disciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, nurses, master’s trained mental health professionals, drug and alcohol counselors, and activity therapists. The Adult Behavioral Health Unit serves as a primary training site for psychiatry residents affiliated with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center at Tulsa.

The responsibilities of the intern include completing psychosocial assessments, developing treatment plans, providing individual and family therapy, facilitating psychotherapy groups, and providing case management services. The primary intern also provides psychological testing services for purposes of differential diagnosis, determining current cognitive functioning, and ruling out malingering. Every year, the intern is asked to complete a consultation/program development project with the goal of enhancing services provided on the Unit. Previous projects have included developing CBT based curricula for use in psychoeducational and psychotherapy groups; providing training to direct care, nursing, and case management staff; and developing a multi-family group to assist family members who have a loved one receiving care.

Interns are invited to participate in Laureate’s staff development and continuing education programs. These programs include all day workshops, intensive training seminars, and monthly case conferences.

To learn more about Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital, go to www.laureate.com
 
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