Faculty, staff, and students will have the opportunity to tour the new couple and family clinic during an open house from 2-5 p.m. on September 9. The clinic is located in the Family Resource Center, 1615 N. 35th St., on East Campus.
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Couple and Family Clinic was recently updated with new furniture, paint and artwork. Additionally, a new mindfulness space has been created for campus guests to use when visiting the clinic.
“I am so thrilled that we now have a space that reflects the high level of service that can be expected from the Couple and Family Clinic,” said Carrie Hanson-Bradley, Clinic Director and Assistant Professor of practice in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies.
Hanson-Bradley is also the director of the center’s marriage and family therapy program.
The program partnered with Holly Hatton-Bowers, associate professor and early childhood extension specialist, to integrate mindfulness into the trauma-informed care provided at the clinic. Engaging in the practice of mindfulness and reflection has been shown to have many health and wellness benefits.
“We look forward to using the new mindfulness space and finding out how it will affect our training abilities.”
Services provided at the Couple and Family Clinic include couple counselling, family therapy, premarital therapy, trauma-informed treatment, individual therapy, discernment counseling and parenting classes. Services are also available in Spanish. Care is provided by students in the marriage and family therapy program, who receive specialized training and supervision.