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Kennebec Behavioral Health – ACCESS Program

Website: https://kbhmaine.org/
Location: Winthrop,
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Description: A large community mental health center with outpatient, child, family and community support services. Students have usually been placed in Outpatient Services) primarily serves MEDICAID and Medicare clients. Students see clients who are uninsured and unable to pay full fee. The agency employs staff who are MSW's, LCPC's and PhD's with a wide range of approaches. School based OP services.
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KidsPeace

Website: https://www.kidspeace.org/
Location: South Portland,
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Description: KidsPeace is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities. Founded in 1882, KidsPeace provides a unique psychiatric hospital; a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based treatment programs to help people in need overcome challenges and transform their lives. The experts at KidsPeace provide emotional and physical health care and educational services in an atmosphere of teamwork, compassion and creativity.
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KidsPeace Manchester

Website: https://www.kidspeace.org/maine/
Location: Manchester,
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Description: Community services provided in-home treatment for children with mental health needs and their families. The team consists of the family, a LCSW or LCPC and direct line staff for our family based program, and specialized foster parents in our treatment floater care program.
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Learning Works

Website: https://www.learningworks.me/
Location: Portland,
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Description: LearningWorks is committed to strengthening the communities we serve by providing free community-based education programs for children, adults, and families throughout Southern Maine. Our primary goal is to support academic and personal success for our neighbors who lack resources and/or fall outside traditional educational structures. Opportunities include case management with incarcerated youth in a community setting, or with at-risk, high school drop-outs working to obtain a GED and learning leadership, life skills and job skills. Opportunities for research, program development and grant writing available. Work with refugees and immigrants in the Riverton community.
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Lewiston Vet Center

Location: Lewiston,
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Lewiston-Auburn VA CBOC – Lewiston Veteran Center

Website: https://www.maine.va.gov/locations/lewiston_auburn.asp
Location: Lewiston,
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Description: Working with conflict-era veterans and families on an outpatient basis who are experiencing lingering re-adjustment problems associated with their military duty. A team approach is used. Although assessment and referral are provided for all veterans, treatment is only for combat veterans. Mission: continuity of primary care for veterans with PTSD. Approach primarily problem focused.
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Liberty Bay Recovery Center

Website: https://www.libertybayrecovery.com/
Location: Portland,
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Description: Drug or alcohol addiction presents an enormous challenge, and the process of overcoming it can be long and difficult. Experts estimate that approximately one out of every 12 American adults struggles with alcohol addiction. Meanwhile, around 8% of Americans over the age of 12 deal with drug addiction. While addiction sufferers often feel alone in their struggle, it’s not something they have to face without help. At Liberty Bay Recovery in Portland, Maine, they can find the support and information they need to start on the path to recovery.
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Life by Design, PA

Location: Houlton,
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Life Ideals, LLC

Website: https://lifeideals.net/
Location: Gray,
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Life Transitions

Website: https://ltintegrated.com/
Location: Portland,
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Lincoln Academy

Website: https://www.lincolnacademy.org/
Location: Newclastle,
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Description: A small quasi-private independent high school that has 300 students from 7 local communities; starting in 2013 begin accepting boarding students from around the world. Provides crisis counseling, substance use counseling, limited therapeutic services and group counseling. Student learning opportunities include: advocacy, assessments, individual counseling, case documentation, family work, conflict resolution and group work.
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LLBean Employee Assistance Program – Fairwinds Counseling, Maine

Website: https://fairwindscc.com/
Location: Freeport,
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Description: Fairwinds Counseling and Consulting, PLLC provides clinical and consulting services to individuals and organizations. Areas of specialty include trauma informed care and evidence based trauma treatment, employee wellbeing and mental health, and mental wellbeing in the workplace. This MSW internship involves providing Employee Assistance Program services to employees of L.L.Bean online and at their corporate locations. EAP services involves providing short term solution focused clinical services to adults and students provide services as part of a small team of clinicians. Students also have the opportunity to engage in macro social work interventions through working in partnership with an organization around issues related to mental health and mental wellbeing and can also choose to work with groups if interested. There is a high degree of supervision and access to consultation with multiple clinical providers. Students will have significant opportunities to develop high quality assessment and treatment planning skills and can utilize a diverse set of clinical interventions to meet client needs. Students work with clients with diverse identities, demographics, and clinical presentations. Past interns have felt prepared to practice in more independent settings following this placement experience.

An ideal internship candidate will have experience in professional or corporate work settings and should be comfortable with independent learning and taking initiative to create desired learning opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to work with clients in person and using a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform. There is significant flexibility which allows for students to craft different types of learning opportunities and students are expected to use their creativity to explore areas of interest. Services are offered between 8-5pm M-F and students have flexibility in scheduling their placement hours within these timeframes.
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Long Creek Youth Development Center – Maine Dept of Corrections

Website: https://www.maine.gov/corrections/juvenile/Facilities/LCYDC/index.htm
Location: South Portland,
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Description: Long Creek Youth Development Center is a juvenile correctional facility (with an accredited high school) operated by the Maine State Department of Corrections. Long Creek functions as a total educational rehabilitative resource within the state-wide correctional setting. The Center provides care, custody and security for its residents (ages 13-21), holds for court evaluations/diagnostic services, education, physical education and recreation through the A.R. Gould School, volunteer services, social services, worship services, as well as medical services to its juvenile offender population. Learning opportunities include: case management, program development, program evaluation, advocacy, assessments, individual counseling, case documentation, milieu management, family work, conflict resolution and group work.
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Loranger Middle School

Website: https://loranger.rsu23.org/
Location: Old Orchard Beach,
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Description: The student population of greater than 475 students (4th-8th) is heavily influenced by the transient nature of the tourist economy. Much of the work the school social worker provides is case management, referrals, individual counseling and group counseling.
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