Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
COVID-19 Psychological Services Network
A volunteer network of mental health support for our community coping with COVID-19
In response to COVID-19, the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University will offer phone and telepsychology services to help members of our community obtain short-term supportive therapy or facilitate referrals to therapists in our network. We recognize that the federal government and other public health officials are encouraging the safe health practice of ‘social distancing’ to decrease the spread of COVID-19. As a result, in-person mental health services may not be as readily available. Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis has created an increased need for individuals to have a safe space to discuss their concerns and receive some support.
Seeking Mental Health Support
If you need to speak with someone about how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted you, please reach out and you will either receive a phone consultation, supportive short-term telepsychology services or be referred to a psychologist with whom you can pursue an ongoing relationship.
Please select the appropriate link below to complete a referral form if you would like to speak with someone about how COVID-19 is affecting you:
Please allow at least 48 hours for a response from our support team. We will do our best to provide a response. Please note that our services are based on the availability of our volunteers. If you have an emergency, please contact your health care provider or call emergency medical services.
If you are unable to have your needs met, click the link for additional resources: https://bit.ly/2Uc2CxX
AUTISM SERVICES NETWORK (ASN)
In response to COVID-19, GSAPP is also offering phone and video conferencing support and resources to families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The ASN is an extension of GSAPP's Psychological Services Network.
This cost-free support will be provided by Rutgers-affiliated Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Clinical Psychologists, or advanced, supervised trainees with experience in ASD. Contact the Autism Services Network for access to free individualized resources, supportive short-term coaching and guidance, and possible referrals for more intensive and long-term service arrangements.
Some examples of how the GSAPP-ASN can help are by:
Fostering independent activities and routines in the home
Suggesting strategies to promote social engagement within functional activities and play
Providing ideas to manage changes in routine and developing new functional routines in daily life
Offering support to foster leisure and vocational skills and interests
Serving as a resource for developing skills like toilet training
Visit here for connection to general Mental Health Support resources through GSAPP’s Psychological Services Network.
Our community is faced with providing a response for individuals coping with the COVID-19 crisis. We are seeking volunteers who can provide phone consultations or brief therapy using a HIPAA-compliant telepsychology platform. If you are a licensed mental health professional, you can help by volunteering your time to provide support for our community.
You can also obtain psychotherapy services through our centers and clinics that support these services in several specific areas:
To learn more about our specialized clinics please visit the web pages below:
General Clinic of the Center for Psychological Services
The New Jersey Couples Clinic at Rutgers:
Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Tourette Syndrome Clinic
Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Program
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Douglass Developmental Disability Center
Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services