Partnership between the IIFC and the South Miami Children’s Clinic

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A partnership between the EPS training clinic for the Counseling Master’s and Doctoral Program, The Institute for Individual and Family Counseling (IIFC) directed by Dr. Perez-Lima with office management by Ms. Jacqueline Ojeda, and the South Miami Children’s Clinic created a referral agreement with the South Miami Children’s Clinic and Dr. Tina Scott – who has been providing pediatric services to the community for uninsured children and families since 2007.

Dr. Scott’s clinic refers families to the IIFC to receive mental health services at minimal fees. This provides an important community-based service to fill the gap for affordable psychological services for low-income families but also provides a key training opportunity for counseling psychology students in training in our department to develop expertise for working with socioeconomically and culturally diverse children and families under the supervision of licensed psychologists.