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Our Mission

The Department of Psychology at Syracuse University is dedicated to providing excellent clinical training to our doctoral students in clinical and school psychology. The Psychological Services Center (PSC) is staffed by advanced doctoral students enrolled in these programs, both of which are accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our clinical supervisors are faculty members and practicing clinicians who are devoted to the dual task of training our student-clinicians and assuring high-quality care to the clients we serve. Visit the Psychological Services Center Faculty and Staff page for more details.

Since we are engaged in training as well as service, we can provide treatment and psychological assessment services at affordable rates. We seek to provide the best possible psychological services to those who seek our help, and are rewarded by the ability to contribute to the well-being of the Syracuse community. Our students are also involved in research and prevention activiities in the areas of cardiovascular health, Autism spectrum, ADHD, substance disorders, comorbid medical disorders medical disorders, chronic pain, risk taking and sexual health.

About Our Services

We specialize in the assessment and treatment of a variety of psychological concerns in adults, adolescents, and children, including mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, relationship problems, work stress, ADHD, trauma, sexuality concerns, substance use problems, and academic difficulties. We serve Syracuse University students and employees as well as residents of the larger Syracuse community. We work with individuals, couples and families. Referrals from health care professionals and social service agencies are welcome.

Our assessment and treatment services are selected based on scientific support for their validity and effectiveness and we carefully consider each individual's inique needs when developing recommendations and treatment plans. We provide structured assessments of a client's current psychological functioning, including the evaluation of cognitive, behavioral and emotional strengths and challenges. We provide detailed feedback about the outcome of assessments, along with recommendations for treatment and managing symptoms. An initial appointment can be scheduled by contacting the intake coordinator at 315-443-3595.

Confidentiality

The Psychological Services Center (PSC) adheres to the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association, including strictly respecting your rights to confidentiality. However, you should be aware that there can be certain circumstances under which your rights to confidentiality may be overridden by a conflicting legal or ethical duty: 1) when there is significant risk of harm to yourself or another person; 2) when we learn of current child neglect or abuse; or 3) if we are ordered to surrender records by a judge to a court of law.

All psychotherapy sessions are video or audiotaped to aid supervision and to improve the quality of care. Recordings are held in strict confidence, and they are erased promptly after being used for training and supervision purposes.

Research

The Department of Psychology values the integration of science with the practice of psychology. To this end, we often conduct research on a variety of topics through our work with clients at the Psychological Services Center (PSC). Therefore, as a client you may be asked to participate in one or more research studies. Participation is voluntary and not required to receive services at PSC.

Below you will find a list of research projects that are currently underway at PSC.

Coming soon.