Department of Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of services are offered by AUPSC?

AUPSC offers brief individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy. In addition, we provide psychological evaluations, such as assessments for learning disabilities and ADHD. We also offer developmental disability services, alcohol and drug assessments and outreach presentations.

Who are the clinicians at AUPSC?

Graduate students in doctoral training for clinical psychology provide individual and group therapy and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults, including college students. Services are provided under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists, who are faculty members in the Department of Psychology.

What types of problems do you usually see at the clinic?

Clients come to AUPSC with a range of problems. Many have issues related to their normal development such as identity or relationship issues. Others are dealing with more specific psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bereavement, substance abuse, or eating and body image issues. Some clients are not sure what the problem might be but just know they are not functioning or feeling the way they normally do. They might notice having a harder time focusing, eating or sleeping too little or too much, or otherwise just not meeting their day-to-day obligations.

Where is AUPSC located?

We are located in Cary Hall at Auburn University on the corner of Donahue and War Eagle Drive. For additional directions please see Driving Directions

What about parking?

There are 4 designated client parking spots near the clinic for which you will need to obtain a parking pass to park in. Additionally, the parking passes given out by the clinic allow you to park in any A, B, or C zone parking space and there are many of these spots surrounding the clinic.

How do I schedule an appointment for therapy?

Appointments can be made by calling 334-844-4889. Our receptionist will schedule you for an initial intake that will last approximately two hours.

How much does it cost for individual therapy?

The cost of therapy is based on family size and income. Please refer to the fee schedule under forms for a general outline of the costs for different services at the clinic. AUPSC never want the cost of therapy to be a barrier to treatment, and we do offer fee reductions when individuals are facing financial difficulties.

Does AUPSC bill insurance?

AUPSC does not bill insurance.

How confidential is my contact with AUPSC?

AUPSC carefully adheres to professional standards of ethics and confidentiality outlined by the American Psychological Association (APA). Visits to AUPSC are strictly confidential. This means that communications between therapist and client are privileged and safe-guarded. Information is not released to anyone (parents, professors, employers, or authorities) without your written permission. For more information about the limits of confidentiality, please refer to our Client Services Agreement.

What about emergencies?

If you are an AUPSC client, please contact AUPSC at 334-844-4889 during business hours to speak with a clinician.  If AUPSC is closed, please follow the instructions provided on our answering machine for assistance.  In the event of an emergency, please have a responsible person transport you to the Emergency Room at the East Alabama Medical Center, located at 2000 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika, Alabama.  If you do not have transportation in an emergency, please call 911 and request an ambulance or police transport to the Emergency Room.  If you would like to speak with someone on the telephone regarding your difficulties, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

What type of therapy groups do you have?

The availability of groups at AUPSC is based on interest and need. Previous groups have focused on parenting, social skills for children and teens, separation anxiety, and support for military families. We typically have ongoing social skills groups for children with development disabilities, such as Autism and Asperger’s Disorder. Please contact AUPSC for more information about upcoming groups.

Can AUPSC see individuals that are court ordered to attend therapy?

Because we are a training clinic, AUPSC evaluates the needs of court mandated clients on a case by case basis. Please contact us to determine if we are able to meet the terms of the mandate.

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Last Updated: January 13, 2014