University of Evansville Unveils State-of-the-Art Mental Health and Wellness Clinic
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2023
In a landmark dedication ceremony on Friday, the University of Evansville (UE) proudly introduced its cutting-edge Mental Health and Wellness Clinic, solidifying its commitment to addressing critical mental health challenges in the Evansville community. This groundbreaking initiative, developed in collaboration with Easterseals, includes the Emily M. Young Assessment Center, a comprehensive facility equipped to provide advanced therapy and assessment services.
"UE's Mental Health and Wellness Clinic, is a testament to our unwavering commitment to our Evansville community," said Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, President of the University of Evansville. "This state-of-the-art facility, along with the Emily M. Young Assessment Center, marks a significant stride towards a brighter and promising future for individuals and families grappling with mental health concerns."
At the heart of the clinic is the Emily M. Young Assessment Center, a specialized facility furnished with cutting-edge equipment and materials essential for sophisticated testing. This includes computers, software, recording devices, white noise machines, and testing kits. The Assessment Center will play a central role in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions by offering a range of assessment measures, including outcome questionnaires, personality testing, psychopathology measures, and cognitive functioning assessments. The center is named in honor of the late Emily Young, the daughter of the Honorable Richard L. and Roseann Young.
Operated by 10-15 students annually from the University of Evansville's Doctor of Psychology clinical degree program, under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist, the clinic will provide crucial therapy and assessment services to the Evansville community. The services, offered on a monthly basis, will focus on conditions such as ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, intellectual functioning, and personality functioning.
"The Emily M. Young Assessment Center serves as an invaluable resource for the Evansville community, addressing the pressing need for comprehensive mental health assessments for both children and adults," noted Pietruszkiewicz. "This educational training clinic will play a pivotal role in not only diagnosing psychological disorders but also in guiding effective treatment, ultimately contributing to the overall mental health and well-being of our community."
Community members interested in giving to the Mental Health and Wellness Clinic can visit www.uealumnionline.com/mentalhealth.