Laboratory in Clinical Psychology: Hampshire County Jail and House of Corrections

Students provide direct services in two settings in this laboratory-based class. In the first, after training to become Certified Decisional Trainers, students meet for weekly sessions to conduct a manual Cognitive Behavior Therapy problem-solving treatment with a person currently incarcerated in the Hampshire County Jail and House of Corrections. In the second, students assist staff in acute psychiatric wards at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leeds, or assist staff working with children on anger-management skills at the People's Institute Day Care and After School Programs in Northampton.

Program Type: 

Course Name and Number: 

PSYCH 591: Laboratory in Clinical Psychology

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

January 7, 2014

Partner(s): 

Hampshire County Jail and House of Corrections
Northampton, MA 01060
United States
Northampton VA Medical Center in Leeds
Northampton, MA 01062
United States
People's Institute Day Care and After School Programs
Northampton, MA 01060
United States

Program Director: 

Marian MacDonald

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Marian MacDonald

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences/Psychology

Student Involvement: 

Yes

This Project Receives External Funding: 

No

Assessment Mechanism: 

No