Because we are part of a major research university, our faculty, supervisors, and student therapists employ the latest and most helpful methods of therapy. We are fortunate to have experts in most all of the major orientations and models of intervention, and our students are supervised in the delivery of these services.
We conduct therapy on a short- and long-term basis, using the most current and effective evidence-based methods and techniques. We also provide psychological assessment utilizing the most up-to-date assessment tools to provide comprehensive evaluations at a fraction of the standard rates.
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Individual Therapy Group Therapy Family Therapy Couples Therapy
Anxiety, OCD, and panic disorders Depression and mood disorders Marital and relationship problems Chronic pain, headache, and stress-related medical illnesses Trauma and traumatic stress Borderline personality disorder Identity concerns Low self-esteem Uncertainty about life goals Substance abuse Tourette syndrome Developmental disorders Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) School refusal Parenting problems and child behavior management Organization and study skills Sleep Challenges/Insomnia
Intellectual and Cognitive Functioning Neuropsychological Functioning Academic Achievement Personality Functioning
ADHD Learning Disorders Neurodevelopmental Disorders Psychiatric Diagnoses
Our clinic is an outpatient specialty program at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), focusing on research and treatment of child and adolescent Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Our therapists are graduate students from the clinical, school, and applied psychology programs who are trained and supervised by Dr. Stephanie Lyon, a licensed psychologist and a faculty member of the Department of Applied Psychology, and Dr. Francine Conway, a licensed psychologist and Dean at GSAPP.
Traditional treatments for ADHD, both behavioral and medication-based, focus primarily on modifying problematic behavior. At the ADHD Clinic, we take a different approach. Our treatment is designed to support the whole child, by addressing the thoughts, feelings, and relationships that underlie problematic behavior, increasing resilience, and improving emotional/behavioral regulation. We believe that when children live and learn in compassionate environments, their experience of themselves and their behaviors are transformed.
We specialize in proving short-term treatment for children age 5-15 who are struggling with ADHD symptoms. We also provide support for parents and welcome opportunities to consult with teachers and schools.
Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Staff at the anxiety disorders clinic offer evaluations and treatment to adults, children, and adolescents with disorders. Established in 1992, the clinic is a treatment, training, and research center located on the Rutgers University Busch campus in Piscataway, NJ. A variety of services are provided, offering the most effective treatments available in the field of psychology. The clinic is best known for providing evidenced-based treatment of anxiety and other related disorders, most notably, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Established in 1992, the clinic is a treatment, training, and research center located on the Rutgers, The State University of NJ - Busch campus in Piscataway, NJ. A variety of services are provided, offering the most effective treatments available in the field of psychology. The clinic is best known for services that include thorough evaluation and individualized exposure-based treatments for anxiety disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
The Anxiety Disorders Clinic is affilated with GSAPP at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic at Rutgers University (DBT-RU) is a research and training clinic that provides comprehensive DBT services to individuals in the community. We have been in operation since 2010.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy was originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in the 1980s at the University of Washington and has since been evaluated in numerous research trials and disseminated around the world. The DBT-RU Clinic aims to deliver evidence-based DBT treatment, as originally developed by Dr. Linehan, while also incorporating cutting-edge research advances.
Children (and Families) Healing After Trauma (CHAT) Clinic
The Children (and Families) Healing After Trauma (CHAT) clinic is an outpatient specialty clinic at GSAPP. Formerly, the Foster Care Counseling Project (FCCP), this clinic has provided mental health support for children in resource and relative care for over 30 years. Through a SAMHSA grant with the National Center for Traumatic Stress, CHAT will expand and provide clinical services to children impacted by trauma.
We serve youth ages 3 to 21 years old and their families referred from New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), local schools, mental health partners, and general community referrals from surrounding Rutgers University.
- Evidence-based Trauma-Focused individual and family therapy
- Group therapy
- Training/consultation for caregivers, caseworkers and other service providers
- Mentorship for children and adolescents when clinically appropriate
- Transportation for qualifying DCP&P involved families.
Health Psychology Clinic
The Health Psychology Clinic is run by Dr. Kristen Riley. We specialize in treating behavioral sleep disorders, often in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Sleep Clinic, as well as cancer patients, often in collaboration with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. We also use motivational interviewing and our student clinicians are trained to identify and treat other health behaviors, including smoking cessation.
LifeSPAN Autism Lab
Research aimed to advance understanding of autism in adulthood. By emphasizing a lifespan perspective, the lab encompasses four broad research areas:
- Defining meaningful achievements and specific needs of autistic adults;
- Characterizing how autism manifests across the range of cognitive and language abilities at varying developmental stages across the lifespan;
- Identifying behavioral, biological and contextual factors that affect longer-term adult outcomes;
- Developing and adapting approaches to support the well-being of autistic adults.
Group Psychotherapy Services
We offer both long-term and short-term psychotherapy groups. These groups are available for people at various stages in their lives who are coping with a variety of challenges. In our psychotherapy groups, attention is paid to the wide array of interpersonal difficulties that can exist between peers, family members, teachers and significant others. Additionally, we offer specialty groups for adolescent, college students, and international student populations. We would gladly answer any questions regarding groups currently available. If you are considering group or would like to recommend someone to group, we offer a free group screening to gather information, offer recommendations and answer questions.
NJ Couples Clinic
The Clinic delivers psychotherapeutic, educational, and assessment services, provided by advanced doctoral students under the supervision of faculty and clinical supervisors. The Clinic is home to a number of specialty clinics, including the NJ Couples Clinic.
Couples therapy can be an effective way of repairing and improving your relationship. It can help resolve issues such as poor communication, constant bickering, or lack of intimacy and help bring you and your partner closer together.
The NJ Couples Clinic is a specialty program of Rutgers University Psychological Services Clinic. As a university training clinic, couples receive treatment using the most current and evidence-based models of therapy.
State-of-the-art treatment is provided by advanced doctoral students who have extensive training and supervision in conducting couples therapy. Supervision is provided by faculty and senior-level psychologists with years of experience in working with couples.
Tourette Syndrome Clinic
The Tourette Syndrome Clinic is an outpatient specialty clinic, focusing on the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with Tourette (TS) Syndrome and associated conditions such as anxiety, OCD, and ADHD.
The Tourette Syndrome Clinic was developed in partnership between Rutgers GSAPP and the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome (NJCTS). It is estimated that 1 in 100 individuals have TS or another tic disorder, and very few resources are available to assist them. Through this partnership with NJCTS, we have created specialized treatment programs to address the needs of idividuals with Tourette Syndrome and their families. While providing a unique, hands-on learning experience for advanced graduate students, we also strive to increase awareness of TS in the professional community.
Our clinic therapists are advanced doctoral students from the GSAPP clinical and school psychology programs who are trained and supervised by Director Dr. Amanda Ferriola, PsyD, who is a licensed psychologist with expertise in TS and common associated conditions.
Our clinic specializes in providing diagnostic assessment and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a focus on evidence-based interventions.
Our clients are referred from NJCTS, the Rutgers community, and the surrounding communities, schools and human service agencies. They consist of children, adolescents, adults with tics, and the parents and other family members of individuals with TS.
Youth Anxiety And Depression Clinic
WHAT IS YAD-C?
Our clinic is an outpatient specialty program at GSAPP of Rutgers University, focusing on the treatment of child and adolescent anxiety and depression. Therapists are advanced doctoral students from the clinical and school psychology programs who are trained and supervised by Director, Dr. Brian Chu, who is a licensed psychologist and a faculty member of the Department of Clinical Psychology. He has been practicing for over 20 years and training evidence-based clinicians for nearly as long.
We specialize in providing diagnostic assessment and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for youth ages 9-17.
As part of a major training university, YAD-C is a research clinic that always uses treatment methods that are evidence-based, and supported by the latest research in child and adolescent psychology.
WHO IS RIGHT FOR YAD-C?
If your child is between 9-17 years old and is experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be a good candidate for the YAD-C:
- Sad, down, blue, or irritable mood
- Withdrawal from friends, school/work, and social activities; disinterested in things you used to like
- Pervasive, persistent worries about multiple topics (i.e. school/work performance, family, health, future)
- Difficulty separating from home, parents, or loved one.
- Excessive fear or embarrassment in social situations
- Problems at home, school/work, or with peers as a result of mood or anxiety