Field Experiences

The Gibson Center for Behavioral Change understands the importance of student professional learning and takes great interest in building great leaders for our future. We work with educational facilities in the area to provide the best possible experience for student learners and allow them to have a clearer understanding of the substance use field.

Field Experiences – Programs Offered

The Gibson Center for Behavioral Change programs introduce students to the important role we play in helping those struggling to have a productive life in the community . Students selected will use their specific skills and knowledge while experiencing the value of their education. Gibson Center for Behavioral Change partners with multiple schools in the area and is a site placement for psychiatric mental health practitioners through many universities.


Educational Partners

Gibson Center for Behavioral Change is currently partnering with Southeast Missouri State University, Walden University, Cape Career and Technology Center, University of Southern Indiana, Maryville University and University of Missouri.  We are continuously adding educational partners and we welcome working with students who do not attend these specific schools.  If you are a student or affiliated with an educational institution not listed, please do not hesitate to reach out to discuss available opportunities.  We would love to speak with you.


Program Information

Our field experience program directors strive to ensure students have an experience that provides a solid foundation for long-term career placement. We have a deep staff with a solid background in supervising internships, fellowships, etc. as well as programs to fit many needs, from 4-hour long to year-long programs. Students will receive knowledge and field experience in all our core service areas. We have programs available to fit the needs of every level of student education, from undergraduate  to doctoral programs. 

Undergraduate Programs

  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice
  • Family Studies
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Healthcare Administration

Graduate Programs

  • Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Nurse Practitioner

Post Grad/Doctoral Programs

  • Counseling
  • Psych Nurse Practitioner

Field Experience Includes:

  • In-depth experience in all of our core service areas
  • A supervisor on staff to manage your program, oversee your work and act as a mentor
  • Opportunity to practice in your focus area if the education program will allow
  • Opportunity to help with advocacy efforts for Gibson
  • Experience in other advocacy efforts such as writing letters to legislators in support of relevant bills
  • Opportunity to participate in focus panels to help improve the program

Licensure Supervision

Gibson Center for Behavioral Change also offers licensure supervision free of charge for current staff as an added benefit of employment. Licensures are available for many positions including LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and Social Work.

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