Services Offered at the CAC
The CAC is a unique mental health facility that allows the provision of a variety of services due to the training and nature of the clinic. Below you will find a summary of the typical services provided at our two locations.
Some services vary by semester based on clinician availability, training needs, available supervisors, and community demand.
Individual services are typically scheduled on a weekly basis and last about 50 minutes per appointment. Services can be short-term or long-term depending on the needs, goals, and problems the client is experiencing. Individual therapy typically ends with the student clinician, supervisor, and client determine that the therapy goals have been met.
Individual therapy for adults
Adult individual therapy is typically provided by student clinicians in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program. This type of treatment is focused on the individual’s needs at the time, and works best when the client and therapist work together to determine goals and routes for achievement.
Each treatment plan varies based on the client’s needs, personality, and the therapist’s training and philosophy. Counselors at the clinic are trained in using techniques and approaches such as:
Individual therapy for children & adolescents
Child or adolescent individual therapy is typically provided by student clinicians in the School Psychology doctoral program. Child therapy typically focuses on issues related to:
- Behavioral and emotional issues
- School adjustment
- Parenting Concerns
Parents/guardians/caregivers and the child’s family may be heavily involved in the treatment, especially with younger children, or when parent/sibling conflict is part of the main concern. Counselors at the clinic often use behavioral approaches to work with children.
Student clinicians can also conduct school observations or work with teachers when caregiver permission is provided.
Assessment services at the CAC involve the administration of psychological measures to answer a specific referral question involving emotional, cognitive, or academic functioning. Clinicians provide clients with a comprehensive report of the assessment results and their professional opinion regarding any diagnostic considerations.
- An intake interview
- Several 2-4 hour block appointments over a 2-5 week period
After testing is complete, the client will be given feedback where results will be explained.
- Behavioral issues/oppositional defiance
- Learning disabilities
- School issues
- Depression and manic symptoms
- Thought and personality disorders
The CAC offers continuing education workshops to community providers in the Brazos Valley. Past topics have included:
- Current ethical issues
- Cultural diversity
Brochures are mailed out about 2 months before each training; all interested mental health providers are asked to register for the workshop.
Services not Offered by the CAC
- Custody evaluations
- Mental status and/or court mandated psychological evaluations
- Alcohol and drug evaluations
- Medication/medical management services
- Hospitalization services and in-patient care
- Expert witness testimony
- Sexual abuse forensic evaluation and interviews
- ABA therapy
- The Sanvello App (Free for Texas A&M Students)
- Self-Care Relaxation Station
- National Center for Complementary Integrative Health