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New Hope in Serving the Community

Since 1983, TC’s Center for Educational and Professional Services has provided low-cost psycho-therapeutic services to the neighboring community.

That work continues—but with a new look and under a new name. In September, the facility, located in Thorndike Hall, was rededicated as the Dean-Hope Center. It now boasts new technological capacity, including wireless capability for computers and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, allowing for better and more frequent taping of
client sessions.

The upgrade to the Center was made possible by a gift from Stuart Miller, President and CEO of Lennar Corporation, a Miami-based firm that is one of the nation’s top home-building companies. Miller became aware of the Center’s work through a friend, Tanya Peters, who is completing a doctorate at TC in Clinical Psychology.

The improvements will allow for an expansion of the Center’s capacity and services, which currently range from domestic partnership psychotherapy to child play therapy to learning disability assessment. Some 200 TC students help provide these services each semester under the tutelage of TC faculty.

“Many of our clients consider the Dean-Hope Center their second home,” said Dean-Hope Director Dinelia Rosa at the dedication ceremony. “And what a great home it will now be.”

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