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Crisis services programs provide 4 types of services to clients.
The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a 16 bed residential unit that is up to 5 days and provides intensive therapy, groups, medication assessments, case management and peer supports.
Respite Services is an 8 bed unit for up to 14 days with the same supports but at a less intensive level.
Walk-In Clinic (WIC) is a crisis clinic open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week where individuals can come in for supports for a “self-defined crisis” Staff includes therapists, peers and case managers.
The Mobile Crisis Team provides supports in the community evaluations for risk and level of care determinations in close partnership with Aurora Police Department.
The programs serve a variety of clients with a wide-range of presenting problems and diagnoses, including substance use issues. Staff in all areas provide therapy, assessment-including risk assessment, crisis intervention, supportive services, case management and referral to outpatient providers or other types of follow up care.
Student interns participate in all programs, providing intake and therapy in the CSU and respite programs and assessments and appropriate care for walk in and mobile crisis services.
Student Placements Available and Requirements: As these programs are acute in nature, no first year students will be considered unless they have significant experience in mental health crisis work outside of their training program.
Students placed with the Mobile Crisis Team are required to pass background checks for Aurora Mental Health Center and the Aurora Police Department. The Aurora Police Department also requires other orientation and onboarding activities.
UPDATE for 2021: Respite services, Walk-in Clinic and the Crisis Stabilization Unit are not accepting students.
Notice: Placements are now closed for 2021. Please check back next year for openings.