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Community Outreach

How will you contribute and make a difference in today's world? Here at NSU, you have many choices for how to approach the issues and the communities you care about. A first step in defining your contribution is to join hands with others who share your vision for change and justice.

NSU offers a wealth of groups and supportive networks of colleagues who care. Learn about several active groups below, and take a step forward to help them grow and increase their impact.

Family Therapy Clinics (Internship Site)

The Brief Therapy Institute (BTI) focuses on the client's strengths and resources. The goal is to work with clients to assist them in discovering creative solutions to their unique problems. Therapists are trained to work with families and individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, religious affiliations, and sexual orientations. Most clients are able to turn things around in 5 to 10 sessions.

Medical Family Therapy

Medical Family Therapy is a collaboration between the Department of Couple and Family Therapy and NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM) to provide brief, therapeutic interventions for patients facing medical challenges. This is a supplemental service provided to patients who are referred by their NSU physicians in the Ziff Medical Clinic.

Clinical Externship Sites

Graduate students choose from more than 70 community-based externship sites to complete the clinical portion of their program. Students have options in the tri-county area which include hospitals, addiction treatment centers, childcare centers and schools, homeless shelters, equine therapy, and private practices.

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