The Psychology Clinic for Assessment, Therapy, and Research includes state of the art space for research and clinical training, including rooms equipped with digital recording equipment and observation windows, , group and individual therapy rooms, offices for the Clinic staff, a large waiting room, a student break room equipped with computers, and a conference room used for classes, seminars, and meetings. The Clinic is open year round and offers assessment and therapy services to children, adults, families and couples in the university and the Atlanta community.
The Regents Center for Learning Disorders, occupies the same floor as the Psychology Clinic and provides further opportunity for clinical and research training. The Regents Center delivers high quality assessment services for university students who may have learning disorders that qualify them for academic accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Center consists of spaces for clinical services, faculty offices, and student workrooms.
Faculty offices and additional research space for the clinical faculty can be found on the 7th and on the 11th floor of the Urban Life building. The 11th floor also contains a workroom and lounge open to all graduate students.
Researchers using MRI now have a research-dedicated 3-T Siemens Trio scanner at the GSU-Georgia Tech Joint Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI). This facility’s resources not only support functional and structural MRI research, but also diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) research. The CABI also houses staff available to assist with all aspects of imaging research, powerful workstations for preprocessing and data analysis, a meeting room, and a state-of-the-art MRI Simulator to familiarize participants with the MRI environment and teach them to lie still during scans. The Department of Psychology has a second MR simulator on the 10th floor of the Urban Life building.
Clinical students have a wealth of opportunity for off-campus clinical and research training. The program has relationships with over 35 practica in the Atlanta area at sites such as hospitals, university counseling centers, and mental health centers. Clinical students obtain in specialized clinical training in these “real world” settings, supervised and sanctioned by the GSU training program. Faculty also have clinical research programs in community settings (e.g., hospitals, schools, and after school programs) where students obtain valuable clinical and research experience. For more information, go to Clinical Practica Sites.