About the Psychological Clinic
Located at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), the Psychological Clinic is part of the Center for Applied Psychology. The Clinic delivers psychotherapeutic, educational, and career services, provided by advanced doctoral students under the supervision of faculty and clinical supervisors. The Clinic occupies a large part of the second floor of the GSAPP, in the new Psychology building.
We are located on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, across the river from New Brunswick, NJ. The Clinic is on a bus stop serviced by the free intercampus bus line running throughout the New Brunswick / Piscataway area. We are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.
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.
There are a number of other specialized research-based therapy clinics associated with GSAPP. These provide therapeutic services for clients with Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Autism, and Developmental Disabilities. The Clinic can also refer clients with such needs to these programs.
We provide assessment and outpatient therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with any of the following conditions:
- Anxiety and panic disorders
- Depression and mood disorders
- Marital or relationship problems
- Sexual disorders
- Parenting problems and/or child behavior management
- Children with developmental disorders
- School refusal
- Learning difficulties or disabilities
- Attention Deficit Disorder (with or without hyperactivity)
- Chronic Pain, Headache, Stress-related medical illnesses
- Family problems, emotional complications of divorce,
step-parenting problems, adoption
Modalities of treatment include:
Our clients are referred from both the Rutgers community and also the surrounding communities and human service agencies. We are committed to being helpful to all clients who are referred to us, but, as a training program, we must reserve the right to decide which clients will best fit our services and levels of expertise. As such, we may not accept some clients for treatment here, but will provide referrals to the appropriate services and levels of care.
Fees and Insurance:
The services offered by the Clinic are provided by graduate student therapists from our doctoral programs, and because of this many HMO
plans and in-network managed care insurances will not reimburse for our services. As such, we offer sliding scale fees.
We are committed to providing the community with high quality psychological services at rates that are affordable to all.
The Clinic director is Craig Springer, Ph.D., a full-time director who is also a member of the clinical faculty. We have a full-time office manager, Dolores Turchi. Therapeutic services are arranged by the Clinic Coordinators, and it is they who provide the initial client phone contacts, interview and assess potential clients, communicate with referral sources, and maintain the flow of information and cases. Our therapists are of many diverse backgrounds and are sensitive to clients' suffering due to racism, poverty, exploitation, sexual and physical abuse, and discrimination due to gender and sexual orientation. We place great emphasis on empowering clients in our work together, and engaging in a collaborative therapeutic relationship, helping each person find his or her way through the difficulties they face.