Department of Psychological Sciences

Auburn University Psychological Services Center

Welcome to the Auburn University Psychological Services Center (AUPSC). AUPSC is a training clinic that provides therapy and assessment services for children, adolescents, adults, and families in the Auburn-Opelika area. The mission of AUPSC is to provide quality mental health services to the community, train future professionals, and further knowledge through research.

In addition to psychological assessments and therapy, the AUPSC offers services through several specialty clinics including evaluations for autism spectrum disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, applied behavior analytic services for children with autism through the Center for Autism Research, Treatment, and Training (CARTT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), interventions to support children, adolescents, young adults, and families manage chronic illness, and health behavior assessments.

Services at our clinic are open to anyone. You do not need to be affiliated with the University to seek services. We welcome clients of all ages, nationalities, gender identities, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and ability/disability.

We are committed to providing care that is responsive to clients from diverse backgrounds. All of our clinicians and faculty are required to complete a cultural competency training, and many have participated in additional training on LGBTQ+ concerns. While we may not have the same lived experiences as our clients, it is our intention to create a safe environment for individuals with a variety of intersecting identities. See our Diversity tab for more information about our commitment to cultural humility.

 

Call 334-844-4889 for an appointment.
Monday—Thursday 8:00 am — 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.

101 Cary Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Nadia Bhuiyan, Ph.D., Clinic Director

 

If you are in need of any immediate or emergent assistance, please contact the following:

Call 911 for immediate assistance.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741

East Alabama Mental Health Emergencies: 1-800-815-0630

East Alabama Medical Center - Emergency Service: 334-528-1150

Auburn University Student Counseling & Psychological Services: 334-844-5123 (Auburn students only)


AUPSC Coronavirus Response – Update August 2021

Following Auburn University and CDC guidelines, the AUPSC will be offering in person and remote services during the Fall 2021 semester. Our clinic still requires the use of masks, if you do not have one, one will be provided to you.

In order to participate in telepsychology, you will need a private space for sessions, meaning quiet and free of distractions, access to secure internet and you must reside in the state of Alabama.

In order to ensure safety and health for everyone, the following guidelines have been set in place, if you have an on campus appointment. We have these guidelines to help protect our clients, clinicians, and staff. Important guidelines include:

  • Our office will communicate with you before your appointment at the AUPSC to ask screening questions and to go over the arrival procedure for your appointment.
  • Once you arrive for your session, we ask that you wait in your vehicle (or outside of Cary if you have walked to the clinic) until one of our staff members can come screen you and take your temperature prior to entry into our clinic. Please understand this is not to create a barrier in your care, but to help us maintain a safe environment for all clients and our staff. We will also provide you with a parking pass, if needed.
  • To enter our clinic space, you will be required to wear a mask.
  • Clients can make payments over the phone or through our online payment link, available on our website, prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • We have hand sanitizer available in multiple locations around the clinic and in each therapy and assessment room(s).
  • In order to reduce exposure, we are asking that you only bring one adult for your child's appointment AND leave children who aren't seeking services at home with another caregiver or a sitter.
  • We ask that all clients, faculty, graduate students, and staff please be considerate of others. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 or FLU like symptoms, please do NOT come to the office. Please self-quarantine and call us to reschedule. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please do not come to our office until you have received clearance from a medical professional and notified us. Please notify us if anyone you have spent time with in your immediate or extended family, circle of friends, coworkers, neighbors, or classmates have tested positive or is being tested for COVID-19. 

The AUPSC has taken many pre-cautions to ensure that our clinic is safe for all individuals. 

  • Cleaning and disinfecting. We are cleaning and disinfecting areas and rooms before and after each session, in addition to cleaning any commonly touched surfaces.
  • Staff/Faculty Monitoring. We are monitoring our faculty and staff members' temperatures and symptoms daily. If a staff member presents with any COVID-19 symptoms or a fever they will be sent home immediately.
  • Personal Protective Equipment. All faculty and staff members who work in our clinic are required to wear at a minimum a face mask. We are following the CDC and AU Guidelines on this requirement.
  • Social Distancing. We are encouraging all individuals to practice social distancing while in our clinic. Therapy and assessment are set up to allow for social distancing (i.e., allowing the client and clinician at least 3-6 feet of distance while in the room together). Certain assessment procedures and working with young children can make social distancing less feasible. In those situations, we will notify clients ahead of time, and we will take extra steps (e.g., face shields) to minimize risk.

Please contact us at 334-844-4889 or email aupsc@auburn.edu with any questions you may have or to find out more about the services our clinic offers.

 

Sincerely,

AUPSC Staff and Department of Psychological Sciences

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Last Updated: August 11, 2021