Training the Next Generation of Providers
Part of the CYSEW mission is to train the next generation of community mental health providers. CYSEW provides paid practicum opportunities for GSAPP PsyD graduate student trainees at Rutgers. Examples of services directed and supervised by CYSEW are provided below. Please contact us if you are a graduate student looking for training or if you are interested in having a Rutgers graduate student work in your community organization.
ADHD and Mental Health Evaluations
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in children, adolescents, and emerging adulthood. The transition to college is often difficult for students with ADHD given the reduction in structure and support along with significantly increased academic demands. College and universities offer supports for individuals with ADHD such as accommodations, therapy, and medication. However, documentation in the form of an evaluation report is often required to access services. These evaluations can cost thousands of dollars, creating a significant barrier for students with ADHD seeking to maintain the supports they had in place in secondary school. In partnership with the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS) and the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) Center for Psychological Services, CYSEW is addressing this barrier by training graduate students to provide high quality evidence-based ADHD assessments. Importantly, the assessments are available for $150; we charge just enough to cover the costs of paying the graduate students and their supervisors. The evaluation includes an assessment of ADHD, anxiety, and depression since these disorders can all lead to difficulties with concentration and frequent coexist. College students also receive a feedback session with recommendations tailored to their strengths and needs. To obtain an evaluation, call (848) 445-6111 and press #2 to speak with a coordinator or contact the coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rutgers Is Expanding Services for Students With ADHD and Autism
Initiated through Chancellor Francine Conway’s ScarletWell program, the collaborative effort aims to scale up assessment and treatment offerings