Family Interaction Skills Clinic
The Family Interaction Skills Clinic (FISC) offers mental health consultation, assessment, and treatment for children, adolescents, and their families through collaborative partnerships with community agencies. For Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Country, consultation services are provided for families enrolled in Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) center-based and home-based programs. Research efforts primarily examine prevention of and risk factors for child maltreatment in EHS/HS families. At the Child Advocacy Center, Project SAFE delivers individual and group therapy to youth who have experienced sexual abuse and their non-offending family members. Clinical research efforts evaluate the Project SAFE intervention program and examine the factors that influence the heterogeneous symptom presentation of children and adolescents who experience sexual abuse. Drs. David J. Hansen, Mary Fran Flood, and Corrie Davies provide supervision and leadership for FISC activities.
The Rainbow Clinic, directed by Dr. Debra Hope, is an outreach to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community that provides individual, couples, and family therapy and contributes to knowledge about diversity issues in clinical psychology, with a particular focus on psychological needs of the LGBTQ community. The Rainbow Clinic has also partnered with OutLinc, Lincoln's GLBT Community Center, to help bring awareness of mental health services within the area and extend the outreach of the clinic's services.
Substance Abuse Clinic
SAC, directed by Dr. Dennis McChargue, treats a variety of individuals (e.g., college students, community persons, court-mandated and non-court mandated) with primary substance use problems and coordinates the Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) , a cooperative service with the UNL Health Education Department designed to help UNL students examine problematic alcohol use following violation of the “dry campus” policy. SAC provides individual therapy, which is tailored to the client's specific needs and focuses on both abstinence-based and harm reduction approaches and intensive outpatient therapy ( IOT ), which is reserved for individuals mandated to substance abuse treatment from the University and local agencies and is designed to motivate clients to change their use patterns, and address difficulties in quitting.
The Telehealth clinic, directed by Dr. Debra Hope, is an outreach service whose mission is to serve individuals who have limited access to quality mental health services due to geographic location. Services are provided via teleconferencing and are limited to clients of specific programs that contract with the clinic, such as the Department of Health and Human Services.
Trauma Recovery Clinic
The Trauma Recovery Clinic, co-directed by Dr. Anna Jaffe and Dr. David DiLillo, provides psychological services for people who are experiencing traumatic stress or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following any type of traumatic event, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, accidents, disasters, physical assault or other crimes, and violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or race. TRC clinicians use evidence based, cognitive behavioral treatment approaches. For more information about this clinic, click here.
For More Information
To obtain these specialty services or more information, call the PCC: (402) 472-2351.