The Kay Doré Counseling Clinic (KDCC) was established in 2001 through a grant from the William Doré Foundation and serves as an educational and best practices professional training site for students in the Psychology Department at McNeese State University. Through its programs the Kay Dore Counseling Clinic provides behavioral health services to adults and children in Southwest Louisiana and conducts research to advance the knowledge base of effective treatment. The Kay Dore Counseling Clnic is located on the McNeese State University campus in Farrar Hall room 223.
Kay Doré Counseling Clinic Programs Include:
- Counseling Services provides low-or no-cost counseling services to adults and children in Southwest Louisiana. Services are offered in the KDCC between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. This program serves as a critically important stop-gap program for children and adults in need of mental health care but who cannot afford services from other community agencies.
Counseling services are available for adults, teenagers, and/or children and is conducted in individual or group sessions as determined by client need. Counselors are master's level interns under the supervision of a doctoral level Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and licensed psychologist.
- McNeese Autism Program (MAP) provides comprehensive treatment services for children with autism including intensive early interventions for autism, problematic behavior clinics, social skills groups, language training, pediatric feeding problem interventions, and family training, among others. The MAP offers both clinic-based behavioral treatment services and off-site services conducted in the home, school, or social service agency. Services are provided by Board Certified Behavior Analysts, masters level interns under supervision of BCBA's and a licensed psychologist.
- McNeese State University Gambling Treatment Program provides screening and assessment services along with intensive outpatient treatment for problem gamblers and their families. Services are offered in the KDCC between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (evening sessions are also available) Monday through Friday. Treatment is delivered in individual counseling sessions or in family group, or couples, 2-3 times per week. Counseling services are delivered by licensed counselors with specialized, advanced training in the treatment of problem gambling and addiction. All services are delivered free of charge. The MSU Gambling Treatment Program is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.