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.
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.
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.
Child Study Institute’s doctoral-level psychologists, trained in psychoeducational assessment, school psychology, and psychotherapy, can provide a variety of ongoing psychological support services for students with significant challenges that may impact academic and/or social/emotional adjustment. Services include:
* Executive function/life skills coaching (e.g., managing time and academic demands; developing and implementing strategies for tackling academic assignments, projects, and exams; balancing extracurricular activities)
* Psychological support (e.g., cognitive-behavior therapy for depression and/or anxiety; social skills coaching for autism spectrum disorders; strategies for managing ADHD)
* Liaison/coordination with other campus support services (e.g., The Dean’s Office, Access Services, Counseling services)
Cost $150/hour (sliding scale fees can be arranged pending appropriate documentation).
Families can obtain these services for students at any point in their academic careers at Bryn Mawr. However, families of entering first-year students with a history of need for significant supports (e.g. school-based IEPS or 504 plans, on-going individual or group therapies, executive functioning coaching, extensive tutoring) are advised to explore arranging support services in the summer prior to matriculating at the College. In order to support the student’s successful transition to the college setting, having a support arrangement in place before the academic year begins is strongly recommended. Without such support, students with existing needs often struggle with the adjustment to college life and begin to experience challenges with academic demands within the first 4-6 weeks of the semester. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Leach, either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (610-527-5900).
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 email@example.com
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