Department of Psychological Sciences

Therapy Services

Under the supervision of licensed psychologists, graduate clinicians provide confidential individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Therapy is provided for depression, anxiety, trauma, behavior problems, relationship problems, stress, and any other area of concern. Family therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and group therapy services are also provided.

The cost of therapy at AUPSC depends on family income and ranges from $30 to $60 per fifty-minute session. All therapy clients are charged $80 for their initial intake appointment, which typically lasts two hours. AUPSC does not bill insurance. If you would like to schedule an intake appointment, please call our administrative specialist at 334-844-4889.

 

Specialty Clinics

 

Center for Autism Research, Treatment and Training

 

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The Center for Autism Research, Treatment, and Training (CARTT) is part of the Auburn University Psychological Services Center and serves as a training clinic for students in the Behavior Analysis Program in the Department of Psychology. CARTT is an intensive preschool program that uses behavioral, research-based instruction to address the individual needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Auburn-Opelika community. We also offer a range of behavioral consultation services to individuals and schools in the surrounding area.

Additional resources may be found on the Translational and Applied Behavioral Science Lab (TABS) site.

CARTT Director: Corina Jimenez-Gomez, PhD, BCBA-D

Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

For inquiries regarding our services, please contact us by phone at 334-844-6691 or email ABAclinic@auburn.edu.

 

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

The Auburn University Psychological Services Center offers Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an empirically supported intervention for the reduction of behavior problems in young children. During PCIT, parents work with a graduate clinician supervised by a licensed psychologist to learn play therapy skills to enhance their parent-child relationship. Parents also learn to manage child behavior using behavioral principles. Therapists will work with your family until your child’s home behaviors improve. Treatment typically lasts 14-18 weeks, and parents are asked to complete homework assignments with their child between sessions.

Who can participate?

  • Parents who have a child between the ages of 2 and 8 years
  • Children currently living with one or both parents (may be foster or adoptive parents)
  • Children with behavior problems at home, school, pre-school or day care.
  • Grandparents, step-parents, and foster parents are welcome to participate
  • Any parent who would like to be coached during live interactions with their child

For more information or to schedule an intake appointment, please call 334-844-4889.

The PCIT clinic at the AUPSC will be accepting new clients in August 2022. Please contact the clinic at 334-844-4889 to be placed on the waiting list and to learn about alternative referral options. We will start conducting intake assessments for PCIT families on the waiting list in late July 2022. Thanks for your patience as well as your continued interest in PCIT services.

 

Auburn Eating Disorders Clinic

The Auburn Eating Disorders Clinic (AEDC) offers evidence-based treatment, typically cognitive behavioral therapy, which involves regularizing eating, in-session weight monitoring, learning new ways to cope with distressing thoughts and urges about eating/body image, and out-of-session practice exercises. Additionally, we tailor our treatment plans based on evidence and the client’s unique needs. Treatment typically lasts 20-25 weeks and we often recommend working with an interdisciplinary team (e.g. general practitioner, nutritionist, psychiatrist).

Who is a good candidate for AEDC services?

  • Individuals 18 and older
  • Individuals who are struggling with eating disorders (such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, other-specified feeding and eating disorders, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder) disordered eating, and/or body image concerns
  • Note: Individuals with very low body weight and/or unstable vitals are not likely an appropriate fit for our clinic and will be referred for a higher level of care.

The AEDC will be accepting new clients in June 2022. You may call 334-844-4889, email aedc@auburn.edu or take the screener to find out more information.

 

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Last Updated: June 21, 2022