Humans have a startling ability to extract meaning from words. For most, a facility with written and spoken language is second nature by adolescence. Reading peopleon the other hand—deciphering the non-verbal, often unconscious signals they send out—is a highly specialized talent, one that Andrew Rubin (Ph.D. PSYC ’01) has honed to an uncanny degree. In the course of his career in clinical psychology, Rubin has become keenly attuned to facial and bodily intimations in his patients, drawing on a silent storehouse
Why New Directions for Young Adults? New Directions for Young Adults is a comprehensive program that utilizes a team based approach. I have worked in many areas of psychology and found that a team based approach increases staff involvement to provide more unified treatment and produces better outcomes for clients. As a clinician it is important to me to be part of a practice that prioritizes the quality of care for its clients and NDFYA definitely puts their clients first. What is the focus of your work at NDFYA? The focus of my work
Our students have many opportunities for social and physical activities. Whether it’s a planned trip out in the community or just taking advantage of all the hiking, shopping, and water fun near by, our students are given the tools to build relationships and make social connections during their time at New Directions.
In this interview, we talk with one of our students about her first six months at New Directions for Young Adults. Her anxiety at starting quickly turned to excitement thanks to the welcoming staff and students. Now, she has completed a semester of summer classes and obtained employment. Someone will always be available to help with any aspect of your life at New Directions.