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Adult Services Clinic

Doug Samuel, Ph.D.

The Adult Services Clinic (ASC) is operated by the Clinical Psychology Program within the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. The ASC has three goals: The first is to provide state-of-the-art, empirically-based psychotherapy to adults within Tippecanoe County and surrounding areas at affordable prices. The second mission of our clinic is to provide a setting for psychologists-in-training to hone their skills in a closely supervised environment. Finally, a third purpose is to provide a resource for scientists at Purdue University to conduct research on the causes, progress, and treatment of psychological problems.

Eligibility:

Adults of all backgrounds who would like help in coping with stress, managing relationships, and finding ways to more successfully deal with life are eligible for services at the ASC. Clients can receive help with depression, anxiety, or a variety of other symptoms. Because we are a training clinic we do screen potential clients to ensure that we can provide the services they require. In some cases, we will refer clients to other services that can better help them reach their goals.

Services:

As a science-based clinic within the Department of Psychological Sciences we strive to base our services on the most recent evidence about what is effective for treating psychological problems. This includes the provision of empirically-based treatments and approaches to psychotherapy. Because we are a research clinic, all clients will receive a thorough battery of tests and assessments near the beginning of treatment. In addition, ongoing measures will carefully track your progress throughout the process. These assessments help us to better understand our clients and to further research about how effective and successful we are in reaching therapy goals.

What should I expect?

Clients in the Adult Services Clinic can expect to receive treatment in a safe, supportive, and respectful environment that emphasizes collaboration between the clinician and client. Within the first 2-3 sessions, you will complete a set of assessments that will aid you and your clinician in setting achievable goals to work towards. At that point, your clinician will outline a treatment plan that lays out the steps for achieving those goals. This might involve discussion of your life and relationships, tracking your behaviors, and/or learning specific skills that you put into practice.

Clinicians:

Clinicians in the Adult Services Clinic are advanced doctoral students in the clinical psychology program at Purdue University, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Clinicians are supervised by professors in the Department of Psychological Sciences, who are licensed by the State of Indiana.

Confidentiality:

Client records and other information are managed at the center with strictest confidentiality, in accordance with all relevant ethical and legal standards. No information will be transmitted to any other individual or agency without the express permission of the client, except as required by law.

Fees:

Although we do not accept insurance, the price you pay for services at the Adult Services Clinic is determined by a sliding-fee scale that considers your annual income as well as the size of your family. This can be as low as $6.00 to as high as $45 per session. Acceptance into our clinic is not based on ability to pay.

Appointments:

To contact the Adult Services Clinic, please call (765) 494-6996 and speak with Rogene or Sara. They will ask you a few questions concerning your problem. Shortly thereafter a clinician will contact you about scheduling an assessment interview. If you have any other questions about the Adult Services Clinic, feel free to call us at (765) 494-6996.

Who comes to the Purdue Psychology Treatment and Research Clinic and why?

Our services are available to any child or adult in the Lafayette and West Lafayette community and surrounding areas. Our clients are treated by specialty clinics that provide state of the art treatment. In addition to the Adult Clinic, these other clinics provide psychological services under the banner of the Purdue Psychology Treatment and Research Clinics: