THE KRASNER PSYCHOLOGICAL CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
PSYCHOLOGY B BUILDING/ROOM 475
STONY BROOK, NY 11794-2520
OFFICE: (631) 632-7830
FAX: (631) 632-4632
THE KRASNER PSYCHOLOGICAL CENTER (KPC)
The Krasner Psychological Center (KPC) is a nonprofit community mental health facility operated by the Department of Psychology at the University at Stony Brook. Serving the campus and surrounding communities since 1972, the KPC is an integral part of the Clinical Psychology Training Program at Stony Brook. It serves the dual purpose of providing high quality psychotherapy and psychological testing services to the community while giving advanced graduate students in clinical psychology the opportunity to gain professional experience under the close supervision of Stony Brook’s clinical faculty. Because Stony Brook’s clinical program is also committed to the science of clinical psychology, the KPC is also a research facility where studies are conducted to identify the causes and effective treatments for a variety of psychological disorders.
THE CLINICAL STAFF
Advanced graduate students in Stony Brook’s Clinical Psychology Program comprise the clinical staff at the KPC and they are closely supervised by faculty members in the clinical program. The Clinical Psychology Program at Stony Brook University is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), and is consistently rated among the top programs in the country. In 1997, it received the Outstanding Training Program Award from the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. Students accepted into Stony Brook’s clinical program are among the best students graduating from major universities throughout the country and the world. They begin seeing clients in the KPC only after they have successfully completed strict academic and practicum requirements.
CLIENTS AND SERVICES
The KPC provides psychological services to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families in the community. Our treatment approach is based on the latest research-supported cognitive and behavioral intervention programs for psychological and behavioral disorders. In particular, the KPC offers treatment for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sexual dysfunctions, marital distress, parenting, and a variety of other emotional and behavioral difficulties in children, adolescents and adults. Therapy modalities include individual, marital, family, and group therapies. Therapy and psychoeducational groups are formed from time to time and focus on a particular group of people or a problem. For example, group programs are periodically conducted for problems of depression, agoraphobia, eating disorders, social skills training and parent training. Also offered are psychotherapy groups for individuals undergoing bariatric surgery. The KPC also has an ongoing psychoeducational testing program for the assessment of learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, mental retardation and other forms of psychopathology. In addition, individual intelligence and personality tests are administered as well as evaluations for bariatric surgery candidates. Verbal and written testing reports and recommendations are provided.
Within the KPC is the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, a specialty treatment center. The Anxiety Disorders Clinic offers assessments and treatment for children and adults suffering from problems of anxiety. The specialized treatments target obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias- both specific and social, panic disorders and generalized anxiety disorders. (Website http://www.psychology.stonybrook.edu/anxiety/)
In addition to their clinical activities, all staff members of the KPC are actively engaged in clinical research including studies that are conducted with KPC clients. We at the KPC have a strong commitment to research because it increases our understanding of psychological problems and helps us to develop new and more effective treatment methods. Participation in research studies is always on a voluntary basis and in no way affects a client’s eligibility for treatment or the quality of treatment provided to him/her.
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
A person wishing to make an appointment at the KPC should telephone (631) 632-7830 during Center hours, if possible. If you telephone at other times, leave your name, phone number, and a brief message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible during Center hours. Referrals from schools, private physicians, and community agencies are welcomed. Because the KPC does not have a 24 hour emergency service, we cannot accept psychiatric emergencies including suicidal crisis, drug or alcohol overdose, or acute psychotic episode. In such cases, we recommend that you call the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at the University Hospital (631) 444-6050.
The KPC has a sliding scale fee schedule for therapy that ranges from $25 to $65 for a 50-minute session, depending on gross family income. Requests for fee reductions for unusual circumstances, such as extreme financial hardship, are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Director. Fees for participation in our group therapy programs vary according to the type of group program offered. Our psychological assessment program is also on a sliding fee scale basis including psychoeducational testing and IQ testing. The fee for a full psychoeducational battery is between $600-$800. The fee for Intelligence testing is between $200-$250. The set fee for a psychological evaluation is $300 and a bariatric evaluation is $175.
The KPC does not participate in any insurance program or Medicare.
THE CENTER’S LOCATION
The KPC is located on the fourth floor of the Psychology B Building on the main campus at the University at Stony Brook. The Stony Brook campus is on Nicolls Road in Stony Brook. From the east or west you can reach the Stony Brook University campus by way of Route 25A, Nesconset Highway (347) or the Long Island Expressway (495).
COMING FROM THE WEST
On 25A, drive eastward to Nicolls Road in Stony Brook. Turn right and proceed to the main
(second) campus entrance on your right. Turn into the entrance, go straight after the light toward the flags and the parking garage is slightly to the left. You will be required to pay a fee for parking at the garage. On Nesconset Highway (Route 347), drive eastward to Nicolls Road. Turn Left and proceed to the main (second) campus entrance on your left. Turn into the entrance and proceed as described above to the parking garage. On the Long Island Expressway (495), get off at Exit 62 North (Nicolls Road). Drive north on Nicolls Road to the main (second) campus entrance on your left and then proceed as described above to the parking garage.
COMING FROM THE EAST
Proceed as describe above except from Route 25A you will turn left when you get to Nicolls Road and from Nesconset Highway (Route 347) you will turn right when you get to Nicolls Road. Reminder: You will be required to pay a fee for parking at the garage. The Psychology B Building is a short walk from the parking garage. Exit the garage from the front and take the walkway in front of the Administration Building to the end and go up the stairs. You will be facing the “center mall”. Walk diagonally across toward the large outdoor water fountain (big cement pit) which is next to Psychology A Building. Psychology B building is right behind Psychology A and can be entered by walking up a concrete ramp. Enter and walk to your right to the elevator. Take the elevator to the fourth floor, walk to your left and enter Room 479, the KPC’s waiting room. Please give your name to the receptionist when you arrive.
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AND CLINICAL FACULTY
Dina Vivian, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL TRAINING
Joanne Davila, Ph.D.
Patricia R. Urbelis
Joanne Davila, Ph.D.
Marvin Goldfried, Ph.D.
Greg Hajcak, Ph.D.
Daniel N. Klein, Ph.D.
K. Daniel O’Leary, Ph.D.
11 a.m - 9 p.m.
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The KPC office is closed Fridays; however, on occasion
a therapist will see a client on Friday between 9 a.m.-
The KPC is closed weekends, and most major holidays.