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Community care on the Chestnut Hill curriculum Students in Chestnut Hill College’s Doctor of Psychology program are improving their diagnostic skills while serving the community. The department has opened the Psychological Services Clinic of Chestnut Hill College (PSC-CHC) in Flourtown, which provides affordable testing to children, teens, college students and adults. Evaluations are available for learning disabilities, ADHD, personality and behavioral disorders, intellectual ability and academic achievement. Interns and practicum students in the Psy.D. program perform the
Get in touch The Psychological Services Clinic of Chestnut Hill College (1107 Bethlehem Pike, Ste. 212, Flourtown) is open by appointment Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.chc.edu/psc or call 215-233-1914.
evaluations, which include clinical interviews and standardized testing. Evaluations of learning disorders also involve a review of grade reports and other school records. Students work under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists on the CHC faculty, and all reports are reviewed and signed by the faculty members. Payments are negotiated based on the patient’s ability to pay, with half due at the first appointment and the other half before the report is released. The clinic does not accept insurance.
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“We will be able to provide a high quality of care for those who would otherwise be unable to afford these services,” said Jeanne DiVincenzo, Psy.D., assistant professor of psychology and director of the PSC-CHC. “I am very happy to be a part of the development of this project. Not only does the clinic help those in the community, but it provides our pre-doctoral students with great opportunities for supervised clinical training.” JUDY WEIGHTMAN firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
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