Since 2012, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work has operated a Telebehavioral Health Clinic (TBHC) to address the mental health needs of the community, as well as to provide our Master of Social Work (MSW) students and graduates with an opportunity to gain experience providing evidenced based services via videoconferencing technology. TBHC provides services to vulnerable and underserved populations who are experiencing a myriad of mental health issues such as personal life crises, grief and loss, home/work/school-related problems, anxiety and depression. TBHC services are cost-effective, strength-based and patient centered. The goal is to provide safe and easily accessible services to the community while providing quality training for the future mental health workforce.
The Trauma Recovery Center at USC (TRC@USC) will be housed under TBHC to provide a safety net for survivors of crimes who were not likely to access existing community mental health or other supportive services. Funded through the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB), Trauma Recovery Centers were created to be a model of clinically and cost-effective care for survivors of crime. The intent of TRC’s is to wrap clients in an array of services including assertive outreach, case management, and trauma informed therapy to cope with wounds left by violence.