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The Training Institute at the Child Study Center

The Child Study Center Training Institute is a collaboration of the CSC and the Penn State Psychological Clinic. Its mission is to promote improvements in mental health care for children, youth, and families by supporting translational research aimed at enhancing the adoption of evidence-based practices in school, clinic, and community settings.

The CSC Training Institute functions to support research, synthesize and share existing knowledge, provide training and consultation, and serve as a resource for other researchers, schools, practitioners, and organizations to better address the mental health needs of children, youth, and families.

CSC Translational Research

Collaborative partnerships with schools, families, agencies, and community organizations support translational research at the CSC, designed to inform practice and promote better outcomes for vulnerable children, youth, and families. Focal areas of translational research include programs for parents, social competence training programs (Friendship Groups), and school-based social-emotional learning programs. Read more about our Translational Research…

Education and Training

The CSC Training Institute supports the interdisciplinary training of educational and mental health researchers to fuel the innovations and dissemination needed so all children can benefit from effective programs and practices emerging from scientific research. The Training Institute sponsors continuing education activities for psychologists, educators, and mental health professionals, and offers training in evidence-based prevention and treatment programs. Read more about our Education and Training...

CSC Training Institute Workshops

Each year the CSC Training Institute presents an annual workshop in which a research practitioner is brought in to offer hands-on training open not just to the Penn State community, but also to the local community. Working closely with the Psychological Clinic, some of the top researchers in the field are selected. Invitations to participate are sent to local school districts, community practitioners, as well as selected state organizations. The event is well attended both by Penn State faculty and students, as well as those invited from the community. Read more about our workshops...

The Psychological Clinic: Child and Adolescent Services

Housed in the Department of Psychology, the Psychological Clinic provides psychological services to residents of Centre County and the surrounding area, with a special focus on services to children, adolescents, and families. It is also the primary location for the training of graduate students in our nationally-recognized doctoral training program in Clinical Psychology, including the specialty child-clinical training track. Read more about the Psychological Clinic...

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