The Harris Center
Beginning in their second year, all graduate students works as therapists at the Jesse G. Harris, Jr. Psychological Services Center. Under the direction of Dr. David Susman, the Harris Center is committed to providing accessible care to the community. Indeed, we offer a sliding fee scale that allows many of our patients to pay between $5 and $10 per session.
Foundational Therapy Training. Graduate student therapists typically start with one-on-one supervision, followed by group supervision as they progress through the program. The Harris Center typically serves adults and children seeking interventions for emotional disorders (i.e., anxiety, depression, PTSD, borderline personality disorder). There is also the opportunity to conduct diagnostic and intellectual assessments.
Assessment Training. At the Harris Center, we also provide assessments of learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD), intelligence and personality for both adults and children.
Advanced Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Advanced students have the opportunity to gain in-depth training in providing DBT, an evidence-based approach for treating clients with borderline personality disorder and/or related emotional difficulties. Our comprehensive DBT program will include 1) individual and group services, 2) coaching calls, and 3) a consultation team.
Advanced Training in Program Administration. Students interested in gaining more experience in program administration may have the opportunity to serve as the Assistant Director of the Harris Center during their tenure at UK.