How our speciality clinics are related

Institute for Family Forensic Psychology

Divorce, separation, or any other family reorganization can create a great deal of stress for a child. Children are confronted with many changes at one time -understanding family roles, redefining relationships with parents, changes in schedules, as well as the possibility of changing schools and establishing new friendships.  Children need security, predictability and love in order to thrive. Ongoing conflict between parents is one of the most destabilizing factors for children going through a family reorganization.

The goal of the Institute for Family Forensic Psychology is a) to help parents responsibly manage their conflict, b) provide evaluative information to help determine strength and needs of the parents and children, and c) provide therapeutic programs for children and families going through divorce and/or other family reorganizations.

Child and Family Trauma Institute

The Child and Family Trauma Institute is located at Hofstra University’s Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center. The institute offers services to children and their families suffering from traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Positive Psychology Institute for Emerging Adults

Our mission is to help emerging adults live the BEST-life-possible. Our vision is to be a different kind of clinic. One that goes beyond helping emerging adults cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. One that teaches emerging adults how to create lives filled with positive emotions, engagement, intimate relationships, meaning, and accomplishment. A clinic that helps people identify, pursue, and achieve their personal and professional dreams. A clinic that creates a community of kind, compassionate, generous, and loving people who are dedicated to helping others thrive. A clinic that provides cutting-edge workshops and trainings to students, professionals, and outside agencies. A clinic that helps emerging adults live with passion and purpose.

Diagnostic and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders

The services of Hofstra's Diagnostic and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) include:

  • Comprehensive autism diagnostic evaluations (for toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults). Individualized psychotherapy (for children, adolescents, and adults with high-functioning ASD).
  • Social skills groups (for all ages).
  • Milieu Communication Therapy (a language intervention focused on building prelinguistics and overall functional communication).

The institute also is committed to providing ongoing support for family members and caregivers of children with ASD. These services include individualized counseling, outreach support, education about the needs of children with ASD, and assistance in utilizing community resources. The institute is also working on developing support groups for siblings of children and adults with ASD.