Our Community Partners
The University of South Florida CABH Program is pleased to partner with community, youth, and family agencies across the United States and internationally to provide field experience opportunities for our graduate students. Our community partners receive the help of talented graduate students and their academic mentors in support of their agency mission and service delivery goals. By participating as a Field Experience site, our partners help build the quality and diversity of the child and adolescent behavioral health workforce.
What Employers Are Saying About Our Program
"I want to reiterate how integral Kayla has been to the success of TALK READ SING
Tampa Bay’s implementation since January. She has consistently produced content that
is beyond our expectations and her professional and delightful demeanor has been an
excellent addition to our team here!"
- Jenna Pullara Ramos, Champions for Children
“When working with students, my goal is to help them feel and experience real-life
situations. I like to help them learn to ask the right questions while talking to
a variety of individuals working with children and families.”
– Scott Bryant-Comstock, CMHN
Our population is an exact fit for the students in the CABH program. We serve a variety
of children and adolescents, all with unique characteristics and facing a variety
of challenges across home and school environments."
– Engage Behavioral Health
About the Field Experience
Students selecting the Applied Track will complete 6 credit hours of field experience. To complete the field experience, students will need to complete 270 hours:
- work at an agency on a behavioral health issue of importance to the agency or community; and,
- submit a project proposal, carry out their project, and develop a final report summarizing their findings.
The student's Academic Advisor and an agency-based Field Supervisor guide student work.
Field experience projects vary considerably by topic, depending upon the agency's needs and the student's interests. For example, a student might:
- Conduct a needs assessment
- Develop social marketing strategies
- Help develop a strategic plan
- Identify appropriate evidence-based practices
- Support program development and implementation
- Conduct community-based research and evaluation
- And many other possibilities.
Partner With Us!
The CABH online program is looking to partner with public and private non-profit agencies that serve children, adolescents, and their families to offer field experience to our talented students as they complete their Masters program.