Health Psychology Services

Individual treatment services

The NAU Department of Psychological Sciences offers community members health psychology services for those seeking help with health-related issues such as smoking cessation, weight control, stress management, disease prevention for high risk individuals, and other health-related issues. Graduate students gain hands-on experience in treating health-related conditions using assessment and diagnostic evaluations, under faculty supervision. Clients are assessed for health-related symptoms, stressors, and problem behavior; assessments can include muscle tension tests (EMG), brain wave activity observation (EEG/QEEG), psychophysiological measurements (e.g., heart rate, skin conductance, blood pressure). After these assessments and evaluations, a treatment plan is developed. Treatment modalities can include:biofeedback, neurofeedback, behavior modification, cognitive-behavior therapy, and hypnosis. If you are interested in any of these services, please contact the main office of Psychological Sciences (523-3063). 

Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic

There are also services for children with disabilities and developing children exhibiting challenging behavior. Individuals seeking treatment work with our graduate students who are receiving training in specialized masters' degree courses or research experience. Dr. Andrew Gardner and his graduate students are trained in appropriate assessment methods based on best research practices, including applied behavior analysis, treatment and intervention linked directly to assessment results, promotion of adaptive and appropriate behavior, the reduction of maladaptive and inappropriate behavior, and generalization and maintenance of behavior change across settings and care providers. Dr. Gardner and his supervised students offer services for children with disabilities and developing children exhibiting challenging behavior. The Behavioral Pediatric Clinic screening form is the first step for services. Once completed, the form can be submitted by mail or fax to the mailing address or fax number on the form. Call Dr. Andrew Gardner (928-523-3865) for additional information. Services are available for children 2 to 10 years of age exhibiting challenging behavior, with or without disabilities. Dr. Gardner is accepting clients for individual treatment.