Addressing the psychological well being wants of Northwest Philadelphia and past

Addressing the psychological well being wants of Northwest Philadelphia and past

Addressing the psychological well being wants of Northwest Philadelphia and past

The MacCready Household Basis grant will improve La Salle’s Psy.D. program, its neighborhood clinic, and scientific coaching alternatives for its doctoral college students. 

 La Salle has obtained a $100,000 grant from the MacCready Household Basis that may allow the College’s Division of Psychology and its doctoral program in scientific psychology (Psy.D.) to higher serve the psychological well being wants of its Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood and past. The grant additionally will assist the Psy.D. program’s coaching clinic and profit college students by way of curricular and programmatic enhancements. 

The six-figure provision from the MacCready Household Basis higher positions La Salle, its Psy.D. program, and a coaching clinic that helps the psychological well being wants of its neighboring neighborhood.  

The six-figure provision from the MacCready Household Basis higher positions La Salle, its Psy.D. program, and a coaching clinic that helps the psychological well being wants of its neighboring neighborhood.

“This partnership displays a shared dedication to assist psychologists in coaching, bridge gaps in psychological well being care, cut back obstacles to psychological well being therapy, and attain traditionally underserved populations in want of psychological well being care,” mentioned Elizabeth Goetter, Ph.D., director of La Salle’s Psy.D. program. 

For years, the La Salle College Group Psychology Providers, or LUCPS, has acted as a invaluable useful resource serving the Belfield neighborhood and the Olney part of Northwest Philadelphia. The neighborhood clinic offers high-quality, evidence-based psychological companies at little or no value to members of the neighborhood round La Salle and the broader Philadelphia neighborhood. Additional, LUCPS offers distinctive coaching alternatives and experiences to Psy.D. college students.  

Launched a quarter-century in the past, La Salle’s Psy.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Affiliation (APA) and is understood nationally for its excellence and pupil success fee in making ready distinctive practitioners of scientific psychology. 

The MacCready Household Basis’s grant will permit LUCPS to develop entry to its low- or no-cost companies and to buy take a look at kits and different important evaluation supplies. The grant may also permit the clinic to acquire bodily assets for the LUCPS. Furnishings upgrades and child-friendly enhancements will improve the utility and luxury of the area, making it a extra therapeutic setting for the kid and adolescent sufferers seen within the clinic.  

Study how one can assist this and different applications at La Salle by contacting John Zabinski, La Salle’s Vice President of College Development, at 215-951-1969 or [email protected]

The grant additionally strengthens La Salle’s Psy.D. program by rising accessible funding for college students searching for analysis improvement alternatives and broadening the PsyD program’s current speaker collection. Moreover, it is going to permit this system to extra deeply put money into variety and advocacy initiatives core to this system’s mission. These embody school improvement in variety, fairness, and inclusion pedagogical methods and potential scholarships for college students. 

The COVID-19 pandemic, mentioned Goetter, has amplified the necessity for psychological well being assets and cognitive assessments not simply domestically in Philadelphia, however past. In some instances, she added, the pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing situations or introduced on new diagnoses—all as health methods are grappling with inequities in entry to and availability of remedies, assets, and extra. 

“We’re grateful for the MacCready Household Basis’s unimaginable assist, which unquestionably delivers a profound influence on our college students and our Philadelphia neighbors,” mentioned Goetter, additionally an affiliate professor in La Salle’s Division of Psychology. “A trademark of our psychology division and the Psy.D. program is the skillful coaching of our college students, maximally equipping them to change into practitioner students and culturally responsive psychologists. This grant helps that mission. It’s a win-win for our college students and neighborhood.” 

The MacCready Household Basis grant, Goetter added, will improve the affected person expertise and the psychological service choices within the LUCPS by way of sustainable programmatic and clinic adjustments with a multi-year influence. La Salle Psy.D. college students may also have a extra enriched coaching expertise which is able to present significant profit to present and future purchasers. 

“We’re honored to be ready to assist the mission of La Salle’s Psy.D. program, in addition to LUCPS,” mentioned MacCready Household Basis president Molly Knox. “We had the privilege of visiting the clinic just lately and talking with each Dr. Goetter and clinic director Ken Gold, Psy.D. The continued work of teaching upcoming scientific practitioners and offering reasonably priced and instant psychological well being take care of residents in Philadelphia is vitally essential on this time. We look ahead to a seamless relationship with La Salle.” 

—Christopher A. Vito 

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