Psychology and Social Work Clinic
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About the Psychology and Social Work Clinic
The Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic is an outpatient behavioral health service clinic supported by the Psychology Department as a clinical training site for graduate student clinicians.
The clinic has been helping individuals, couples, and families at Ohio University and throughout the community since 1996. The clinic is an inclusive space that values diversity in all forms and warmly welcomes clients of all identities. Aside from a commitment to serving the behavioral health needs of Southeastern Ohio, the clinic is committed to its mission in the training of graduate students through opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research and providing effective psychological treatments to clients.
The clinic offers a range of psychological services to the surrounding community at competitive prices, for which community members and students are eligible. While the clinic strives to provide timely and high quality services, there may be occasions when service requests may be declined or waiting lists utilized as a result of high demand. If the clinic is unable to meet the needs of a client, all efforts will be made to help the client find another appropriate service provider in the community.
The Psychology and Social Work Clinic at Ohio University offers an array of services to the university community, as well as to the larger community and region. The clinic provides services for children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. It provides evidence-based treatments for concerns of depression, anxiety, ADHD, personality disorders, trauma/PTSD, OCD, disordered eating, insomnia, adjustment/transition, and more.
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Couples and marital therapy
- Family therapy
- Comprehensive cognitive and intelligence testing
- Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment
- Dementia screenings
- Comprehensive psychological testing
- Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessments
- Learning disability (LD) assessment
- Child behavior management and parenting assistance
Some clients will not be an appropriate match for services at the Psychology and Social Work Clinic, and a referral is necessary to a more suitable agency. Clients and situations the clinic is not equipped to serve include:
- Persons who are actively suicidal
- Persons requiring 24-hour crisis management
- Persons requiring imminent psychiatric hospitalization
- Persons who are prescribed psychotropic medications and are not yet stabilized
- Persons requiring extensive interagency case management
- Persons who require assessment to be used in legal matters
- Persons whose difficulties do or are likely to involve legal matters
- Persons whose primary concern is alcohol or drug use
Trained graduate student clinicians from the Psychology and the Social Work departments, under the supervision of licensed psychologists and social workers, provide virtually all of the services offered through the clinic. When possible, the clinic tries to honor the preferences of clients to be paired with a therapist who speaks a particular language or identifies with a specified race, ethnicity, gender, or religion.
Online or Teletherapy Services
- What you need to know before choosing online therapy
- A non-profit project that aims to use technology to live a mentally healthier life.
- They catalog and screen mental health apps for credibility, effectiveness, ease of use, and privacy protection.
- Clients can use their search tool to find an app best suited for their mental health needs.
- Uses a scientifically informed approach to mindfulness and meditation to help clients manage their emotions more effectively and respond adaptively
- Try a 1-Minute Introduction.
- A CBT-based workbook for managing worries that aren't readily addressable
- Ex: Employment or financial uncertainty, sickness of family members
- The Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy’s official list of self-help books provide clients with a variety of books to address their individual needs.
- How to help children overcome anxiety and the fear of uncertainty
- How to help your child talk about their feelings after a disaster, and learn positive ways to express their emotions in uncertain times
YouTube Videos: Crisis Survival Skills (Mental Health Coping)
The Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic recognizes that the therapeutic relationship is built on trust. It holds confidentiality is of the utmost importance in building and maintaining that trust. The clinic provides the highest levels of professional standards regarding confidentiality as specified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health, state and federal laws, and the Codes of Ethics of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of Social Workers.
The Psychology and Social Work Clinic is committed to protecting the privacy of client information, and as such it is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Clients will receive a copy of the clinic's Notice of Privacy Practices when they present for their first appointment.
Clinical research is an integral part of the Psychology and Social Work Clinic mission. Research projects are designed to investigate and enhance the effectiveness of clinical assessments and interventions and to contribute to knowledge about mental health issues more generally.
When there are research projects being run through the clinic, clients may be asked to voluntarily participate. Clients are not under any pressure to do so, and services are not contingent upon participation. If a client chooses to participate, he or she will sign a consent form to that effect. All research materials are kept confidential and de-identified to further protect client anonymity.
All fees and payments plan options will be discussed during the client's first session.
The clinic is open for telepsychology services only at this time.
Current hours are:
- Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Psychology and Social Work Clinic
002 Porter Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701