The Family Clinic

The department maintains a Family Therapy Clinic that serves the needs of the community. The facilities consist of seven treatment rooms equipped with viewing mirrors and direct supervision devices. There the students observe and practice therapy with actual families. Approved by the Board of Trustees, the clinic accepts referrals from police departments, Department of Children and Families (DCF), public and private schools, psychiatrists, private individuals, and other agencies. Approximately 80 to 95 families, couples, and individuals are in treatment each week. A full range of socioeconomic classes and racial and ethnic groups are seen with a variety of presenting problems including incest, abuse, out-of-control children, marital problems, and school problems. Interns perform therapy under direct supervision from a senior staff member. General requirements for the clinic include: