Erica Meadow, Psychology, Class of 2013

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Meadow will intern for White Bird Clinic, an organization that provides a broad range of medical and psychosocial services to homeless and other marginalized people. White Bird states its mission as follows: “White Bird is a collective environment organized to enable people to gain control of their social, emotional and physical well-being through direct service, education and community.” White Bird Clinic responds to over 85,000 service requests annually, and has been serving the city of Eugene for over 40 years. Meadow will work with White Bird’s psychosocial programs, making clients feel welcome and directing them to the appropriate White Bird or outside resource, while also helping with various tasks at the medical clinic, the counseling department, and the outpatient drug-abuse treatment program. She writes, “From this experience, I hope to gain an understanding of the workings of a non-profit clinic that provides psychosocial services and augment my understanding of the psychological theory that I am studying with an actual, clinical environment.”

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