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Professionals - John A. Lindlof Learning Center

The John A. Lindlof Learning Center is a modern educational facility that offers a wide variety of resources to counselor education students, the at large University of Maine student body, and local community members. The center facilities, housed on the second floor of Shibles Hall on the University of Maine campus, provide ample opportunity for demonstration, modeling, counseling, supervision, play therapy, consultation, training, and scheduled meetings. The center is comprised of 6 rooms, available for a variety of functions.

The center not only provides rooms for counseling and counseling-related experiences; it also houses several resources for the counseling student.  The graduate assistant office  is used by doctoral students with center-related responsibilities. The center houses a library that contains many current tests and instruction manuals, extensive resource library of textbooks, reference guides, and numerous counseling-related journals used in the counseling field. Whether for a class assignment, a doctoral dissertation, or simply to further personal knowledge, students are able to access materials to become more familiar with evidenced based clinical techniques and interpretation.

The John A. Lindlof Learning Center also serves as a resource to non-counseling students.  The center serves the at-large University of Maine student body and community members are provided localized access to no fee counseling services.

All services are focused on positive outcomes for the student and allow center staff to utilize evidence-based interventions related to these issues.

Provided Services:
For University of Maine and Community Members:

  • Individual, group, family, and couples counseling
  • Career assessments and career counseling
  • Adolescence Counseling/Expressive art and activity therapy
  • Child Counseling/Play therapy
  • Specialized presentations, training, and consultations available upon request

The center serves a variety of purposes and populations. The main focus is the education of our students and the honing of their clinical skills. Students are able to observe counseling sessions, practice their own skills, and provide and receive supervision services. Typically, faculty and doctoral students supervise master’s students, and doctoral supervisors are supervised directly by counselor education faculty. These activities are provided in the context of practicum activities, which are a part of each student’s class work requirements while in the counseling program.  Entire classes are able to observe and critique counseling and supervision sessions from our roomy observation area.

The center also serves a variety of client populations through its many clinical services. Center staff, including the Director, practicum students, and graduate assistants, provide services to individuals and families residing in the local community through individual, couple, family, child, career, and group counseling. Counseling and psycho-education are provided, depending on client need and staff expertise. Groups may be formed around a variety of topics such as women’s issues, gender issues, depression, anxiety, grief, communication skills, and relationship issues.

In addition, the center offers testing instruments that often are utilized to assess or enhance counseling services. The center also  supports the research focus of the department. Students and faculty members have the option to conduct live observations and video recordings for analysis and collect research data.

Center Staff and Graduate Assistantships:
The operation and success of the John A. Lindlof Learning Center depend heavily on counseling students who work in various clinical positions. Each academic year select students are chosen to fill graduate assistantship appointments. Typically, master’s-level students serve as clinic resource assistants, and are responsible for screening, scheduling, and recording sessions. At the doctoral level, graduate assistants are responsible for outreach, comprehensive assessments, special projects, and group, individual, couple, and family counseling services.

Current Schedule:
The center attempts to accommodate the needs of the counseling program and the community by providing a flexible schedule. Hours change on a semester basis, so please contact the staff to verify the hours.

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am -8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours
Monday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am -8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

For more information:
To inquire about services offered, fee structure, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Clinic at (207) 581-2608. The Clinic provides no-fee services for all counseling sessions. All inquiries will be handled on an individual case basis, depending on availability of services.
Contact Dennis Lin, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at (207) 581-2419
Contact Annette Nelligan, Lecturer in Counselor Education at (207) 581-2474
Contact Laura Shannonhouse, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at (207) 581-2472

The Learning Center is a memorial to the late Professor Lindlof, a long-time College faculty member who was widely recognized for his innovation and leadership as an educator and for his dedication to students.

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