Outpatient Clinic - Portland
I found this work setting to be enjoyable, engaging, and driven by good employees with strong knowledge and skill sets. The day to day work is both rapid and eclectic (running groups, counseling sessions, treatment meetings, crises, documentation, etc). This a good place to experience contemporary A&D treatment if you are able to handle the pace.
Nevertheless, this setting struggles with inconsistency and lack of resources. A lot of great people work here, but many leave quickly, primarily due to low wages. The organization's inability to compensate workers at times results in chaotic and disorganized patient care.
Working at this clinic will provide plenty of opportunities to enhance clinical skills and knowledge, but expectations regarding compensation, quality of life, and career development should be kept to a minimum.