Cardinal Community Clinic to host open house
The Lamar University Department of Counseling and Special Populations (COSP) within the College of Education and Human Development will host its Cardinal Community Clinic open house on Friday, April 11 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in room 115 of the education building.
“The open house is the grand opening for this unique community resource and training facility,” said Randy Davis, COSP assistant professor.
According to Davis, the Cardinal Community Clinic is both a mental health resource for the community and a training facility for Lamar students. The clinic is staffed by COSP faculty and students.
“Lamar students receive advanced training at the facility as well as serve as counselors under the supervision of licensed professional counselors,” Davis said. “The event is open to everyone. It is aimed at community stake-holders and anyone interested in mental health issues, education and training practices in the helping professions and supporting the Lamar University mission.”
Davis said the purpose of the open house is to inform the community about a valuable mental health resource at Lamar.
“Clinics of this type provide services at greatly reduced cost to community members and help bridge gaps in mental health issues,” Davis said. “The clinic will offer a full range of counseling services including individual, couple, family and group counseling. In addition, the clinic will offer mental health, behavioral and educational assessment services.
For more information on the Cardinal Community Clinic, visit http://education.lamar.edu/counseling-and-special-populations/training-clinic.html.