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GSAPP Response to COVID-19

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GSAPP’s COVID-19 Response Team includes any member of our Executive Committee. While we continue to work together to make decisions that are in the best interest of our students, faculty, and staff, we are guided by the University’s determinations, which supersede our preferences. Please always remember to make decisions that are in the best interest of your health and safety, and I know that we will do our best to provide care for our families and ourselves. I encourage you to keep the lines of communication open, and please do not hesitate to let me know how your GSAPP community can be of assistance.

As per President Barchi’s correspondence, Rutgers University has currently decided to transition to remote instruction due to the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in our surrounding region. By now, you should have received university communication detailing the university’s plans in the coming weeks. The dates for online instruction are as follows:


Beginning Thursday, March 12, through the end of spring break on Sunday, March 22, all classes are canceled.

Beginning Monday, March 23, through semester-end, all course instruction will be delivered remotely. All face-to-face instruction is suspended. This includes any class meetings.

Individual instructors are expected to be in contact with their students regarding their plans for remote instruction prior to March 23.

Faculty should refer to the separate email from the Dean’s office regarding remote instruction tools and training.

CONTACT for Faculty and Student Concerns:

School Psychology Department – Elisa Shernoff –

Clinical Psychology Department – Nancy Boyd-Franklin –

Applied Department – Peter Economou –



Due to recent developments, including states of emergency in the tri-state area we have made the decision to discontinue externships/practica for our students through Sunday, May 31st. We want to acknowledge the potential disruptive impact of this decision on your agency’s services. Balancing public and community health concerns with agency service concerns is a complex undertaking, and we did not come to this decision lightly.

If remote work is available at your agency and your student is interested, please feel free to coordinate it with the student. However, we cannot require remote work at this time as it not available across field education sites. We greatly appreciate your flexibility, patience, and the important work you do for our students and community.

We are happy to answer any concerns. Please reach out to the contacts below:

Angelica M. Diaz-Martinez, Psy.D., Director of Clinical Training:

Connie Hoyos-Nervi, Psy.D., Clinical Psy.D. Practicum Coordinator:


Since March 17th we have transitioned to telephone sessions. Our team has launched telepsychology under these unprecedented circumstances. If you have questions please reach out to your program director.


General Clinic - Andrea Quinn –

Specialty Clinics and Faculty-Led Clinics - Contact Clinic Directors


The University is currently operating to deliver remote instruction and all other key functions that can be done remotely. On-campus events and services have been canceled or minimized.  Campus buildings are accessible by key card access for necessary activities, as long as social distancing guidelines are maintained. Essential resources and employees are onsite as necessary.  All work that can be done remotely should be coordinated through a telecommuting arrangement.


Lara Delmolino Gatley, Assoc. Dean –


For your convenience, we will continue to update this landing page, which should answer any questions regarding operations, time off and remote learning, client, and student services. This webpage is specifically designed to answer questions for students, faculty, staff, and patients who frequent our centers and clinics. 

This site also provides details for WebEx / MS Teams training links and details for professors and students.

The guidelines listed represent the best judgment of Rutgers University and the leadership at GSAPP.  We are sharing practical steps to reduce the risk for the entire university community while simultaneously continuing our academic programs. We ask for your complete cooperation as we work to develop solutions for our students, faculty, and staff during this unique, evolving situation.


Communications: Djenaba Figueroa –

Technology Support: Nirmal Sadarangani –

Business Development: Nayland Smith - 

If you need additional information regarding our academic programs or services at each of our centers and clinics, please reach out to the following faculty and staff members below.

GSAPP Status

Dean Francine Conway:

Program Directors

Clinical Program: Angelica Diaz Martinez

School Program: Elisa Shernoff

Applied Program: Peter Economou

Centers and Clinics

CASUS: Denise Hien

DDDC: Catriona Francis

RCAAS: Christopher Manente

CPS: Andrea Quinn

Faculty-Led and Specialty Clinics

FCCP: Kate Garcia

ADC: Andrea Quinn

TS: Graham Hartke

YAD-C: Brian Chu

DBT: Shireen Rizvi

ADHD: Stephanie Lyon-Stirling


This page was last updated on 3/27/2020.