Clinics, Services & Community Outreach
Center for Neurobehavioral Health
The Psychology Department hosts the campus-wide Center for Neurobehavioral Health, which provides numerous services to the community. Both graduate and undergraduate students gain invaluable community service and research experience through assisting with these programs.
The mission of the Center for Neurobehavioral Health is to provide comprehensive services of the highest quality to people in our community and the greater North Country region whose lives have been affected by neurologically-based disorders. We provide diagnostic assessment, individualized care, support, and services to persons living with physical, neurocognitive, and developmental disabilities, and provide optimal support to their caregivers and families so they may enjoy quality of life and remain living in their communities with some level of independence. We provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary faculty research to increase knowledge about neurological disorders, and provide opportunities for experiential learning and research for undergraduate and graduate students for the purpose of the training of the next generation of professionals.
Affiliated clinics include:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Center
The TBI Center provides services to children who have acquired a traumatic brain injury, as well as to their families. The TBI provides seamless transitions between medical treatment and school/home support in the form of information, counseling, support groups, and advocacy. It also provides technical assistance and education to families, schools, and community agencies.
Neuropsychology Clinic and Psychoeducational Services
This life span clinic is professionally staffed by licensed psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, and certified school psychologists. The clinic serves as a training site for school psychology interns and graduate students who work under the supervision of professional staff for the completion of select neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations. Referrals to the clinic include cognitive and behavioral problems associated with concussion, acquired brain injury (e.g. TBI), and problems related to aging or disease. Children with developmental concerns associated with presumed central nervous system dysfunction or brain damage are referred for evaluation. Children suspected of having autism spectrum disorder are also evaluated by clinical staff trained in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the disorder. The clinical team works with school districts, community agencies, and health care providers to promote the overall well being of the children and adults evaluated at the clinic.
Contact information: The Neuropsychology Clinic is located in 529 Sibley Hall. The Neuropsychology Clinic can be reached at 518-564-3388 or [email protected]. For more information about services and programs, please visit the Clinic’s web pages.
Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative (ADCSI)
The Center for Neurobehavioral Health is proud to be one of nine state recipients awarded funding from the Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative. The primary goal of this initiative is to make available expanded support to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (AD/D). These “caregiver support services” are activities or actions performed, provided, or arranged to promote, improve, conserve or restore the mental or physical well-being of caregivers and improve their quality of life.
To help expand caregiver support services in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren, and Washington counties, our staff work with partner agencies to provide a variety of services and programs, which are conveniently provided in the caregiver’s home, at a community-based location, or remotely.
Contact information: For more information about services and programs, please visit the ADCSI’s web pages.
Nexus: A Social Competence Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Nexus is a structured after-school program that meets on Saturdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. while semesters are in progress on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh. Graduate and undergraduate psychology students work under the supervision of Ms. Sadie Trunck and Ms. Andrea Martino to teach social skills and self-management strategies to Nexus participants. The program serves up to 30 students ages 5 through 16 years old with diagnoses of Asperger’s syndrome or related disorders.
Contact information: Nexus is located in 419 Sibley Hall. Ms. Trunck can be reached at 518-564-3390 or [email protected]. For more information about Nexus, please visit the Autism Intervention Programs web pages.