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The Grad Post, Spring 2020, Psychology Clinic

Amy Luna, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Psychology Clinic Director

Q: Tell us about your roll at the clinic and your work with the PsyD students and faculty.

A: I am a licensed psychologist and the director of the Psychology Clinic. The Psychology Clinic is a training clinic that aims to provide high quality, low cost psychological services to the public. Psychological services are provided by students enrolled in the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program at GSU, I supervise their clinical work.

Q: Tell us about how the clinic services the campus community.

A: The clinic provides psychotherapy, assessment and outreach services to the campus community. We also partner with other departments on campus to provide services as needed. For example, we have partnered with the Counseling Center on campus to provide free services to full time students seeking psychotherapy. Students receive a referral from the Counseling Center that waives payment. This ensures that students receive help when the Counseling Center is at capacity. In the past, we have also partnered with Human Resources, Student Athlete Services and the Counselor Education program.

Q: Tell us about how the clinic services the Statesboro community.

A: The clinic provides psychotherapy, assessment and outreach services to the general public. In addition, we often participate in community events such as local health fairs, the Statesboro Farmers Market, Crisis Intervention Training and community stakeholder meetings. Also, we have a referral system that allows health care providers to refer their patients to us for counseling and assessment services.

Q: Tell us about the work that the PsyD students are doing at the clinic.

A: My students are very busy! This year, the clinic surpassed the amount of new clients served by the clinic from previous years. My students provide services to individuals of all ages in the form of individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, couples/marital psychotherapy and/or assessment (career, personality, ADHD). In addition, my students provide outreach services. This past semester, we attended a Community Block Party sponsored by PeachCare, hosted a booth at two Farmers Market events in Statesboro, participated in National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meetings, contributed to a panel about mental health stigma, and attended an alternative trick or treat event for at-risk children.

For additional information on, or to contact, the Psychology Clinic click here.

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