The SIUE Attention and Behavior Clinic (ABC), located in the Department of Psychology, provides psychological services to children and families in the greater Edwardsville area. The ABC offers comprehensive childhood assessments for both Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder, with the latter conducted under the clinic’s new Comprehensive Autism Spectrum Evaluation (CASE) Site initiative. In addition to psychological assessments, the clinic offers parent training and consultation services for the management of common inattentive, hyperactive and disruptive behaviors.
All clinical activities employ up-to-date, research-based methods of childhood psychological assessment and treatment, and are supervised by licensed clinical psychologists. Dr. Gregory E. Everett, associate professor of psychology, serves as clinic director and Dr. Elizabeth L. W. McKenney, assistant professor of psychology, directs the new CASE Site initiative.
In addition to important community outreach activities, the ABC furnishes unique educational experiences for students enrolled in SIUE’s clinical child and school psychology graduate program.
Graduate students primarily conduct assessment and consultation services, through which they gain valuable training by working with children and their families in a supervised setting.
As centers for higher-learning, universities facilitate research and education that explores the development of the entire human being. At SIUE, our interest in human development extends to the well-being of individuals and families, and to the training of the next generation of health, behavior and literacy professionals. Through various clinics located in our professional and pre-professional programs, SIUE faculty, staff and students provide team-driven evaluations, as well as interventions and treatments. Working with faculty researchers and qualified students, local families may avail themselves of these low-cost, superior services. The SIUE clinics, therefore, not only supply research and educational opportunities for university faculty and students, they offer a welcoming environment for community members needing accessible care.