Adult Services Clinic

The Adult Services Clinic (ASC) has three goals: The first is to provide state-of-the art, evidence-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.

Before you come to the Clinic:                                               

Once you have scheduled an intake appointment with your clinician, please complete the following form.

Intake Form

Services Offered:

We offer individual, couples, and group therapy. We strive to offer the highest quality, evidence-based services. This means that the therapy we provide is all supported by research. Our clinicians are trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapies (CBT) including Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral Activation (BA), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the Unified Protocol (UP), Exposure therapy (ERP, PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and more.

We are also dedicated to ensuring that we collaborate with clients to make treatment goals and decisions. After all, you are the expert in your life! Treatment begins with a careful assessment process to help us determine how we can best help you. Additionally, we use ongoing assessments to track progress and ensure treatment is working effectively.

Emotion Regulation Skills Group:

We offer an on-going skills group to help clients effectively manage difficulties with mood and distressing emotions. In the group, clients will learn how to:

  • Identify, change, and prevent distressing and potentially unhelpful emotional experiences;
  • Cope with difficult situations;
  • Improve interpersonal communication and relationships;
  • Increase awareness and attention to the present moment (mindfulness).

This group is based on research demonstrating the effectiveness of a short-term DBT skills group (Neacsiu, Eberle, Kramer, Wiesmann, & Linehan, 2014). Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an intensive evidence-based treatment that typically lasts a year or more. It is a highly effective treatment; however, not everyone needs full model DBT. The emotion Regulation Skills Group offers DBT skills in a more condensed format (16 weeks) for those who struggle with mood and want to learn effective coping skills, but who do not need full model DBT.

This group takes place on Thursday evenings and runs for 90 minutes. It is a rolling admissions group, which means new clients can start anytime we have an opening.

Additional groups will be offered depending on interest, so please let us know if you are interested but cannot attend on Thursdays.

What should I expect when I begin services?

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. Withing 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. Following those sessions, 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 lelarning specific skills that you then put into practice. Depending on your goals, therapy may be as brief as 6-8 sessions or may be a longer term.

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 and the Academy of Psychological Sciences. Clinicians are supervised by Kelly L. LeMaire, Ph.D., HSPP, a licensed psychologist in the State of Indiana and a professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University.

Eligibility:

Adults of all backgrounds who would like help in coping with stress, low mood, anxiety, trauma, managing relationships, and a variety of other difficulties are eligible for services at the ASC. 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.

 

 

 

 

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