The mission of Oklahoma Pediatric Therapy Center is to serve Christ by providing pediatric therapy. OPTC is a multidisciplinary pediatric therapy clinic providing behavioral therapy, PCIT, psychological assessment, ABA therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy to children ages birth to 18 years of age.
OPTC is a multidisciplinary pediatric therapy clinic with three locations in the OKC metro area: (1) Yukon; (2) Oklahoma City; and (3) El Reno. OPTC is a multidisciplinary facility that provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, and psychological assessments to children ages birth to 18 years of age. The OPTC Behavioral Department is comprised of three clinics: (1) Assessment Clinic; (2) Behavioral Therapy Clinic; and (3) Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Clinic. Interns matched to OPTC have the opportunity to work in multiple clinics, and clinic rotations are scheduled on an individual basis. The interests and professional goals of each intern are taken into consideration during the development of clinic rotation schedules.
Assessment Clinic: The Assessment Clinic provides comprehensive diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents suspected of having a developmental disability or mental health disorder. Interns are responsible for conducting a thorough background interview, administering standardized assessments, scoring and analyzing assessment data, writing a comprehensive assessment report, and delivering feedback to caregivers. Interns conduct 1-2 assessments per week depending on intern training goals.
Behavioral Therapy Clinic: The Behavior Therapy Clinic provides individualized therapy to children and adolescents diagnosed with developmental disabilities and childhood mental health disorders. Interns conduct an intake evaluation using functional assessment procedures, identify 1-2 behaviors to target for initial treatment, and develop and train caregivers in intervention procedures. Interns then conduct follow up appointments to assess response to treatment interventions and target additional behavioral concerns. Interns also have the opportunity to receive training in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) from qualified trainers and supervisors.
ABA Clinic: The ABA clinic provides high quality, individualized ABA therapy to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Children participating in ABA services receive an average 5-15 hours of therapy per week depending on the individual needs and availability of the client. Children receive therapy from a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) under the supervision of a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Interns have the opportunity to receive training in the service delivery and supervision of one or more ABA cases depending on their training goals. The intern is responsible for initial treatment assessment, treatment planning, service delivery, supervision of the RBT, and re-evaluation every six months. Interns who have met the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) course requirements will have the opportunity to receive BCBA supervision and be supported for subsequent BCBA licensure.
Training Experience: While individual training experiences may be tailored based upon the intern’s interests and training goals, an intern’s typical caseload will consist of approximately 10 individual cases per week and two comprehensive diagnostic assessments per week. Interns are also required to attend weekly group supervision with fellow trainees and other professionals (e.g., licensed psychologists, LPC staff, practicum students, doctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows). Interns will also participate in case consultation with fellow trainees and licensed staff. Interns are required to attend two annual all staff meetings (June and December). Interns are expected to obtain training in evidence-based practices including PCIT and the ADOS which may include outside training experiences.
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The mission of Cornerstone Behavioral Health and Pediatric is to provide quality, research based interventions to our clients and their families. This is accomplished by providing individualized programs for each child, informational and hands-on caregiver training, and a variety of resources for the families we serve. Cornerstone is also a multidisciplinary clinic providing ABA Therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social skills training, psychological assessment, counseling, and PCIT therapy to children and adolescents.
CSBH is a private, interdisciplinary clinic with two locations in the OKC metro area (1) Edmond; and (2) Midwest City. CSBH provides speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, feeding therapy, social skills groups, and psychological assessment and intervention for children and adolescents ages 2-18 years. Interns have the opportunity to work alongside other disciplines for a more comprehensive training experience and have the ability to work with clients from urban, suburban, and rural Oklahoma. In addition, interns are provided with the unique experience of learning how to bill and be reimbursed from insurance companies within a private practice setting. Interns at CSBH have the option to work in three different clinics: Assessment, Behavior Therapy, and ABA – or a combination of all three.
Assessment Clinic: The Assessment Clinic provides psychological evaluations for children and adolescents examining concerns of autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other behavioral disorders. After the completion of the training phase, interns carry a caseload of 1-2 assessments per week and are responsible for the diagnostic interview, assessment, scoring of testing materials, comprehensive report writing, and feedback sessions with the caregiver(s).
Behavior Therapy Clinic: The Behavior Therapy Clinic provides individual therapy for children and adolescents. After the training period, the intern will be assigned 8-10 behavior therapy clients. The intern will be responsible for the intake, identification of problem behaviors, functional assessment, treatment planning, and scheduling follow up appointments. The clinical orientation of behavior therapists at CSBH is heavily rooted in ABA. As such, the intern will have the opportunity to be supervised by a BCBA-D. In addition, interns have the opportunity to provide individual and family counseling and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
ABA Clinic: CSBH has two separate ABA clinics (Edmond and Midwest City). Each clinic is supervised by a BCBA. Children receive several hours of intensive ABA in the clinic, some hours in the home, and some in the school setting. Interns interested in more intensive ABA are provided the opportunity to work alongside BCBAs as well as their Primary Supervisor who is a BCBA-D. Interns conduct an intake evaluation using functional assessment procedures, identify 1-2 behaviors to target for initial treatment, and develop and train caregivers in intervention procedures. Interns also conduct follow-up appointments to assess response to treatment intervention and target additional behaviors.
While individual training experiences may be tailored based upon the intern’s interests and training goals, an intern’s typical caseload will consist of either 10 individual cases per week and two comprehensive diagnostic assessments per week OR three comprehensive diagnostic assessments per week. Interns are also required to attend weekly group supervision with fellow trainees and other professionals (i.e., licensed psychologists, practicum students, doctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows) on site and participate in case consultation with fellow trainees and licensed staff. Interns are required to attend two annual all staff meetings (June and December). Additional training in the ADOS-2 is also required, and may involve outside training experiences.
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OSU’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic is dedicated to providing exceptional psychiatric, psychological and neuropsychological care to residents of Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma. Our psychiatrists specialize in a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders for adults and children. We care for patients who suffer from depression, anxiety, headaches/migraines, sport-related issues, obesity and more. Neuropsychology service provides comprehensive testing for children and adults for concussion, ADHD, learning disorders, autism, memory and dementia, and other conditions. Our services also benefit active duty military and veteran populations.
The OSU Behavioral Medicine Clinic is a part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS), which is one of the nation’s largest osteopathic medical schools. The Behavioral Medicine Clinic provides mental health services across the lifespan including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, neuropsychological and psychological assessments, and mental health therapy. Additionally, OSU-CHS has a strong outreach program through providing virtual and in person consultation services to rural physicians, case managers, and school districts. The interns at OSU-CHS specifically work with the School Psychology Clinic.
School Psychology Clinic: Interns are provided an in-depth experience in the field of pediatric assessment and consultation. The assessment experience includes conducting initial interviews, case conceptualization for assessment planning, conducting comprehensive individualized assessments, and developing treatment recommendations based on the assessment results. For all services, the interns become familiar with the national and local special education standards, evidence-based learning, and behavioral interventions. They utilize this knowledge to create science-based ecological intervention recommendations for patients and their families. Interns are expected to complete two comprehensive assessments per week. The consultation experience provides interns the opportunity to collaborate with other mental health and educational professionals through participation in Project ECHO, which is a virtual tele-mentoring program that uses a hub-and-spoke knowledge sharing approach where expert teams lead virtual clinics to deliver best practice care to underserved areas. The intern serves on an ECHO team specifically addressing child mental health or K-12 educational services. The intern may also have the opportunity to provide training and consultation to school districts implementing Multi-Tiered System of Support through shadowing the primary supervisor and assisting in the delivery of training and consultation services as available through grant-funded opportunities.
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