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Psychology and Social Work Clinic

About the Psychology and Social Work Clinic

The Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic is an outpatient clinic that is supported by the departments of Psychology and Social Work and was established as a clinical training site for the graduate students of these departments. The clinic mission is to pursue excellence in the training of graduate students through opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research and progressive treatments. The clinic strives to emphasize the clinical application of psychological research in order to benefit the individuals and families in the community and region.

The clinic offers a range of psychological services to the university and surrounding community at moderate prices, for which community members and students are eligible. While timely and high quality service will be provided, there may be occasions when service requests may be declined or waiting lists utilized as a result of the limitations that accompany a training clinic. If the clinic is unable to meet the needs of a client, all efforts will be made to help the client in contacting another appropriate service provider in the community.

Services Overview

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. These services include:

  • Intelligence and neuropsychological assessment
  • Psychological testing
  • Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder assessments
  • Learning disability assessment
  • Individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults
  • Marital, couples and family therapy
  • Child 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 not stabilized on psychotropic medications
  • 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 problem is alcohol or other drug use

Service Providers

Graduate student clinicians, under the direct clinical supervision of licensed psychologist faculty members, provide virtually all of the services offered through the clinic. As a result, the clinic is able to provide services at a dramatically reduced rate than would be charged in the private practice community. However, class schedules, training issues, and other challenges within an academic setting may limit the clinic's ability to address all requests for services.

Confidentiality

The Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic recognizes that the therapeutic relationship is built on trust, and 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 we are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Clients will receive a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices when they present for their first appointment.

Research

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, you may be asked to participate if you meet the protocol criteria. Although the clinic encourages you to participate, you are not under any pressure to do so and services are not contingent upon your participation. If you choose to participate, you will sign a consent form to that effect. All research materials are kept confidential and coded to protect your anonymity.

Fees

All fees and payments plan options will be discussed during your first session. Questions about your individual circumstances can be discussed confidentially with your PSWC clinician.

Hours

Mondays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesdays 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursdays 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fridays Closed
We close everyday from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm for lunch.

In between semesters (when classes are not in session) we will follow a similar schedule but will only have evening hours one a day a week (the day will be determined at the end of each semester).

If the University is closed due to bad weather, the PSWC will also be closed. If you have questions about our hours please call 740-593-0902.

Contact Us

Psychology and Social Work Clinic
PSWC@ohio.edu
002 Porter Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701
740-593-0902
740-593-4790 (Fax)

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