The Gevirtz School adheres to a scientist-practitioner training model; therefore, heavy emphasis is placed on developing academic, research, and practitioner knowledge and skills in our graduate students. To that end we offer numerous clinical services and centers actively researching in our area.
CA Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
The California Dropout Research Project was established in December 2006 to synthesize existing research and undertake new research to inform policymakers, educators and the general public about the nature of the dropout crisis in California and to help the state develop a meaningful policy agenda to address the problem.
Center for School-Based Youth Development (CSBYD)
The Center for School-Based Youth Development is a community of researchers devoted to developing a better understanding of the role of school engagement as a protective force in children's lives and that promotes academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being. The Center’s mission is to engage in research that informs educators how to enhance school engagement and thereby promote all students’ social and academic competence. Scholars promote the mission of the Center through grant preparation, project evaluation, community networking, conference presentations, and manuscript preparation.
Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic
Residents of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, as well as UCSB faculty and staff, may receive mental health services at the Hosford Clinic. All services are offered on a sliding scale basis (insurances are not accepted). Clinicians work with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group therapy settings.
Koegel Autism Center
Families with a child with autism that live in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties may set up services through a regional center. In this program, clinicians will train you in pivotal response treatment and help design a program that meets your family’s needs. The Center also offers an assessment clinic that provides state-of-the-art diagnostic, developmental, and psychological assessment services for individuals with or suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder (including Asperger's Syndrome).
The Tina Hansen McEnroe & Paul V. McEnroe Reading & Language Arts Clinic
This clinic serves 1st through 6th grade school students who are experiencing reading and language difficulties. It offers a positive tutorial environment that nurtures students to become life-long readers while helping develop their skills to meet increased reading demands in secondary school, while providing university and research-based literacy and reading assessments and interventions. The clinic also brings a special focus to children diagnosed with mild to moderate learning disabilities or at risk for learning disabilities.
Psychology Assessment Center (PAC)
Area residents may use PAC to provide psychological assessment services for the measurement of disorders that affect psychological, emotional, academic, and occupational functioning. Testing is comprehensive in nature, consisting of multimethod assessment of personality, contextual, neuropsychological, and intellectual factors. Services are offered on a sliding scale basis (insurances are not accepted).
South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP)
The South Coast Writing Project focuses on improving the teaching of writing at every level of education and across all disciplines. Toward that end, SCWriP conducts the Invitational Summer Institute in Composition and Critical Literacy for selected outstanding teachers each summer. These summer institutes develop a cadre of teacher-leaders who conduct open enrollment and school site inservice programs for teachers, schools, school districts, and colleges throughout the central coast region of California. SCWriP teacher-leaders also conduct Young Writers Camps for children throughout our tri-county service area. These camps offer students in grades 3-9 many opportunities to explore the varied facets of writing, regardless of their skill levels, in a supportive and stimulating environment.