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The Child Study Institute
Bryn Mawr College
Wyndon Avenue & Roberts Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: (610) 526-5900
Fax: 610-526-5927


Services for Bryn Mawr and Haverford College Students 

Child Study InstituteBryn Mawr Child Study Institute

Child Study Institute (CSI) professionals address learning, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal difficulties in order to help Bryn Mawr and Haverford students improve their competence and adjustment. Unlike other campus resources for students (e.g., the Dean’s Office, Access Services, the Counseling Service, the Writing Center, the Academic Support and Learning Resources Specialist, and the Quantitative Center), CSI does not offer services free of charge to students. Rather, services are available on a sliding fee scale, based on the financial resources of the student and family.


Psychological Assessment

CSI psychologists conduct psychological assessments to identify/document learning disabilities and the need for academic adjustments when appropriate.  The evaluation can include assessment of information processing deficits related to foreign language learning difficulties if necessary.  Assessment can also be conducted to identify needs for accommodations for graduate/professional school testing. Referrals for psychological testing are often made by Bryn Mawr’s Access Services or Haverford’s Disability Services, but students and families can also self-initiate a request for testing.

Therapy Services

CSI offers a range of psychotherapy services to address conditions such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, family and/or peer relationship problems, and autism spectrum disorders. Because the Counseling Service provides six free sessions for students and offers emergency and psychiatric services not offered at CSI, the Counseling Service should be the first campus resource students seek for acute mental health services.

Organizational/Executive Function Coaching

CSI psychologists help Bryn Mawr and Haverford students who are experiencing problems of attention, organization, and executive functioning. Issues addressed include time management, study skills, organization of materials, completion of long-term projects, test-taking strategies, and self-advocacy.

Educational Support.

CSI educational specialists provide tutoring support in the areas of reading comprehension/strategies, writing, and math.



CSI is located on the Bryn Mawr campus at the corner of Roberts Road and Wyndon Avenue (1029 Wyndon Avenue), between the tennis courts and the Thorne School.

How do I make an appointment? Contact Dr. Carol Roberts at 610-526-5900 or at

Fees: For students whose parents will be involved in payment arrangements, monthly billing can be arranged. Services are available on a sliding scale based on ability to pay.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Saturday a.m., other hours TBA


The Trico Social Connection Group


Held weekly at Bryn Mawr College Child Study Institute and led by two psychologists, the Trico Social Connection Group is designed to help students who have social anxiety. It is particularly appropriate for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Goals of the group are to help students combat feelings of loneliness during the college years, to learn better ways of developing meaningful lifelong friendships, and to feel more at ease in social groups. Students can enter the group at any point and attend as their schedules permit.

Time: Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm.  

Cost: $20/session (members “subscribe” for a 5-session card)

Orientation meeting:
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 4:30-5:30pm
Refreshments will be served
Child Study Institute is located at 1029 Wyndon Avenue (corner of Roberts Road), near the Bryn Mawr tennis courts