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Trauma & Suicide Prevention Clinic (TSPC)

The EKU Psychology Clinic also houses the Trauma and Suicide Prevention Clinic (TSPC). The TSPC offers a wide range of outpatient psychological services that focuses on the assessment and treatment of trauma and/or suicide.

Our goal is to provide innovative behavioral health care to address mental health needs of individuals and families who are impacted by traumatic life experiences. We are committed to creating a trauma-informed environment that respects culture, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, and socio-economic status. We emphasize skill-building and acquisition.

The TSPC also provides consultations, trainings, and educational presentations for professionals and other organizations in the Commonwealth. More information about these presentations can be found bellow.


Services Provided Through the TSPC

The TSPC is open to EKU students, faculty, and staff as well as children, adolescents, adults, couples, families in the community and any individual/s who have experienced trauma and/or may be at risk for suicide. Therapy and assessment services include, but are not limited to:

  • Telepsychology services
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Sexual assault
  • Violence
  • Traumatic childhood experience
  • Psychological challenges associated with military service
  • Natural disaster
  • Therapy, processing, and support groups
  • Grief and bereavement

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Treatments provided are empirically supported and guided by licensed psychologist with specialized training in the treatment of trauma and suicide. Treatments provided include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness

Outreach Presentations

Presentations typically cover the signs, impact, and treatments to different populations impacted by traumatic events or suicide. Examples of past presentations include:

  • The Impacts of Trauma on the Developing Child
  • An Overview of Trauma
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Suicide Prevention and Awareness
  • The Connection Between the Mind and Body

To schedule or inquire about an outreach presentation please contact the TSPC cordinator Shelby Meadows at shelby_strong7@mymail.eku.edu.

*Other presentation topics and information is available upon request.
*Presenters are mandated reporters by state law. Any disclosure of risk of harm or abuse to children, elderly, or disabled populations may require presenters to make a report.


The Difference Between the Psychology Clinic and the TSPC

The TSPC provides specialized assessment and treatment focused on trauma and/or suicide. The application process and the location you will receive services is the same as the EKU Psychology Clinic. Information about the location, cost, and how to apply can be found on the EKU Psychology Clinic home page.

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