Our focus at Adelphi University is to serve as a central hub of knowledge and service, offering multifaceted solutions to healthcare challenges within our region. Our faculty members work to advance health initiatives that benefit our communities, including specialized clinic care, trainings and institutes, supportive services, and recreational and fitness activities. The following programs center on public and community health and well-being.
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Established in 1980, this program was the first in New York State that exclusively addressed the psychosocial issues associated with breast cancer. The hotline is staffed by 100 trained volunteers, most of whom are breast cancer survivors, and social work staff. It offers emotional support and information to people who have or are concerned about breast cancer. Their goal is to educate, support, empower, and advocate for breast cancer patients, professionals, and the community.
The Adult Fitness Program, sponsored by the Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness Institute, promotes exercise as preventative medicine. It offers an individualized approach with tailored exercise programs, nutrition counseling, and recreational activities.
The Social Training Center provides ongoing therapeutic and support services in groups and individual counseling sessions for high school and college-aged individuals, ages 15–22, with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. STC’s goal is to help these individuals and their families negotiate life adjustments such as the social, academic, and vocational challenges that face them throughout their lives.
The mission of Campus Recreation at Adelphi University is to bring people in our community together to have fun and be active by offering a number of Center for Recreation and Sports (CRS) membership programs. All campus recreation membership programs allow members to work out and play in our new, state-of-the-art recreational facilities during regularly scheduled hours. These university campus recreation facilities include:
The Derner School of Psychology
The Derner School of Psychology is actively engaged in serving the needs of the community. Through the Center for Psychological Services and the Postgraduate Pscychotherapy Center, Derner provides mental health care programs for children, adolescents, and adults.
Center for Psychological Services
Clinics at both the Garden City campus and Manhattan Center offer a full complement of low-cost services, including psychological testing and treatment plans to effect long-lasting change. Psycho-educational testing is available to diagnose learning disabilities.
The Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center
Founded over 40 years ago, the Center is the clinical branch of the Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. The high-quality services offered at moderate fees include:
Center for Communication Disorders
Provides speech, language, and audiological services to all ages, from infancy through geriatrics. The comprehensive facility offers testing, evaluation, and individual and group therapy. Signature group programs include TOTalk (a “grown-up and me” style playgroup for late-talking toddlers), KIDTalk (a “me alone” group for preschoolers), a social communication group for children and teens with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome, and social-communication groups for adults with aphasia.
Center for Psychological Services
Offers a full range of specialized treatment programs for children, adolescents, and adults. The Center provides individual, couple, and group therapy. Clinics at both the Garden City and Manhattan campus offer a full complement of low-cost services, including psychological testing and treatment plans to effect long-lasting change. Psycho-educational testing is available to diagnose disabilities. Throughout the year, the Center sponsors conferences, workshops, and educational events open to the general public. Referrals are available through an extensive network of providers.
Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center
The Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center provides professional, affordable psychoanalysis and psychotherapy to Long Island and the metropolitan New York area. The Center offers therapeutic programs for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
The Institute for Parenting was established to help ensure the health and well-being of young children and developing families by supporting and enhancing parental capacity to provide nurturing, healthy and developmentally appropriate environments. The Institute for Parenting provides parents, educators, service providers, and students with training, service, and research within a culturally sensitive framework.
The mission of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership is to promote excellence in leadership by providing multifaceted resources that are responsive to the needs of Long Island’s nonprofit sector. Housed in the School of Social Work, the Center for Nonprofit Leadership offers services that focus on four areas:
Vital Signs is a multiphase project that systematically identifies, tracks, and analyzes the social health of populations and communities in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island. Initiated by Adelphi University President Robert A. Scott in 2004, it has the primary objective of developing a centralized resource to help inform policy and service provision and reduce social health disparities.