Training & Education

About Us

“Step One is a first step in turning fear into hope; confusion into confidence.  Early Intervention is not simply a program-it’s a philosophy of family centered care.  It’s a program where professionals listen to what families need and affirm their choices. – Step One Family

LEADERS IN MENTAL HEALTH & EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

South Shore, Boston and Cape Cod

We pride ourselves on our innovative, client-driven approaches ensuring the highest quality of care. While we serve over 16,000 children, teens, and adults each year, there are still many who do not access care due to stigma and lack of awareness of resources.

Aspire Health Alliance is committed to the development and training of our future clinicians, to continued staff development and to robust community training around behavioral health.

Since 1963, there has been an American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology in place at Aspire Health Alliance. Aspire Health Alliance also provides clinical internships for Bachelors and Masters Social Work candidates.

Aspire Health Alliance is committed to educating our community about mental health to improve care for our residents and to reduce stigma. For example, Aspire Health Alliance has conducted multiple Mental Health First Aid trainings for first responders from around the South Shore. In addition, our staff provides their expertise to clinical and community partners regarding mental health issues and innovative methods to address treatment.

Clinical Training

To ensure that we deliver the best of care, we recruit and train some of the finest talent available. Since 1963, there has been an American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology in place at Aspire Health Alliance. The program’s model is that of a Practitioner Scholar.  Its overarching goal is to prepare psychologists for applied clinical work in community-based multidisciplinary settings.

The goal of Aspire Health Alliance’s Clinical Internship Program is to prepare doctoral level psychology students for careers in clinical practice with an emphasis on community mental health. We also offer a master’s level social work internship program to approximately 12 students. If you are a social work student, contact your school placement office to see if there is an existing training relationship with Aspire Health Alliance.

The training faculty is made up of psychologists, social workers, nurses, and psychiatrists from Aspire Health Alliance and our allied training sites. Our staff teaches through seminars and direct supervision of clinical work.

To date, we have trained more than 1,000 interns that today not only serve our clients, but other community-based clinics throughout the country.

Community Training

Aspire Health Alliance is happy to customize any community training to meet your needs for your location or group. Topics previously presented to various groups include: Depression in Older Americans, Trauma Informed- Care, Dealing with Depression or Anxiety, and Crisis Response. For more information about Mental Health First Aid or any of our other training programs, contact Kathleen M Bambrick, LICSW at kbambric@aspirehealthalliance.org

Mental Health First Aid

Did you know suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens? The numbers of suicides now outpace car crashes as the leading cause of death for teens. Rates have increased over 15% in the last decade. Suicide is not the only issue. Record numbers of people also experience depression and anxiety as well. You do not need to be a licensed professional to make a difference. Mental Health First Aid is an internally recognized public education program designed to improve participants’ knowledge and modify their attitudes and perceptions about mental health. Aspire Health Alliance is proud to have certified instructors presenting Adult, Youth and Public Safety courses to the community, professionals and paraprofessionals. Mental Health First Aid participants learn to recognize signs of various mental disorders including; depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance abuse. The program also focuses on a 5-step process of responding to individuals experiencing an acute mental health crisis, for example: suicidal thoughts, self-injury, acute stress reaction, panic attacks, or psychotic behavior. For more information on MHFA instruction: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Our Mission

We are making emotional well-being essential to overall health and building a supportive community for all, through effective, integrated care that is tailored to the way you live.

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Our Mission

We are making emotional well-being essential to overall health and building a supportive community for all, through effective, integrated care that is tailored to the way you live.

Stay Connected

Keep up with news from Aspire Health Alliance, and help us spread the word about the important work we do!

Get In Touch

T: 800.852.2844
F: 617.786.9894

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Media Inquiries
617.378.1049