The Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CCBT) is a training, service and research university-based clinic housed in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The CCBT provides practicum training to UH Psychology Clinical Studies Program graduate students and post-doctoral residents, under the supervision of Department faculty members who are also licensed clinical psychologists in Hawai'i. Consulting and clinical assessment and intervention services are provided to clients, their families and community organizations. CCBT research has contributed to the advancement of knowledge at the local, national and international level.
The Child Section of the CCBT (C-CCBT) currently offers psychological assessment and treatment services for youth and their families. The C-CCBT has special expertise in the psychosocial treatment of childhood anxiety, depression, trauma, inattention/hyperactivity, oppositional behaviors and early signs or experiences of psychosis. Under the supervision of directors and licensed psychologists Charles Mueller and Brad Nakamura, C-CCBT graduate students and post-doctoral fellows provide all intervention services, including brief consultations, child therapy, parent education and training in both individual and group formats. These services can be delivered in the clinic and/or at the youth’s home or school. Assessments and treatment arranged by the State of Hawai‘i Departments of Education or Health are free for clients. Self-referred clients are offered a sliding fee scale. No third party insurance is accepted.
The Eating Disorders clinic is a specialty clinic treating individuals in the areas of chronic dieting, food preoccupation, use of techniques such as vomiting or fasting to lose weight, and many other signs and symptoms of disordered eating. The Center for CBT is staffed by individuals with M.A. or Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology, and are all supervised by the director of the program, Dr. Kelly Vitousek. The mission of the program is to provide specialized services to individuals with specific kinds of eating/weight problems at no/low cost. We also strive to permit specialized training in the eating disorder field for advanced graduate students and seek to contribute to current knowledge of eating/weight problems through research.
OnTrack Hawaii is a new and innovative early intervention service for youth and young adults who have recently began to experience symptoms of psychosis. Under the direction of Dr. David Cicero, our clinic follows the model of the Recovery After Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) program, which is an initiative funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The RAISE program is designed to provide comprehensive therapeutic intervention as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms of psychosis. OnTrack Hawaii provides psychiatric services including individual therapy, family therapy, medication evaluations, and employment and education services to individuals aged 15-24 who have experienced symptoms of psychosis within the past two years.