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The Goodman Psychological Services Center (herein referred to as GPSC or the Goodman Center) is a private, nonprofit community mental health agency, whose sponsoring agency is Carlos Albizu University. Since its inception in 1980, GPSC has provided mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults in the greater South Florida region and has been committed to providing quality services. These services are provided in a sliding fee schedule because of the financial support donated by Albizu University. The GPSC has provided services to over 10,000 members of our multicultural community. The population the Center serves is typically underserved for reasons such as financial limitations, limited insurance coverage, stigma related to obtaining mental health services, and limited English language proficiency. Historically, GPSC has provided culturally sensitive services and provided numerous psychotherapeutic interventions to our clients in their native language.
The Goodman Center provides an array of services which include individual psychotherapy (ages 5 and up), marital/couple and family therapy, and psychoeducational groups in specialized topic areas (i.e., Parenting Skills Training). Mental health services are provided to low-income and minority clients from the South Florida community. In addition, a wide range of psychological, diagnostic, and psychoeducational evaluations are conducted for children, adolescents, and adults daily at the Goodman Center which include testing to determine: giftedness, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning disorders, behavioral disorders, personality and mental disorders, and neuropsychological evaluations (when available).
Currently the Goodman Center is contracted with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to conduct psychoeducational evaluations. Most referrals for assessments, are either self-referred or parent-referred, but also come from a variety other sources and community agencies, such as Miami Dade College, Florida International University, Chrysallis Health Center, Citrus Health Network, and by other professionals (psychiatrist, neurologist, and pediatricians). These services are provided in both English and Spanish. Cases may also include referrals from the courts, other universities, the Florida Department of Children and Families, foster care and adoption services, and other agencies. In keeping with the mission and philosophy of Albizu University, students are trained to be sensitive and responsive to cultural and ethnic issues while providing quality service to the community.
The Goodman Center houses four training programs, which are the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (APA accredited), Master's Marriage & Family Therapy Program (effective Fall 2016), Speech and Language Pathology Program, and the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship Program, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association and holds membership in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The Center is committed to training mental health professionals who are sensitive and responsive to cultural and ethnic issues. Graduate students providing services are all under the supervision of licensed professionals.
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
2173 N.W. 99 Avenue
Miami, FL 33172-2209