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    WFCR interviews Psychological Services Center Director Christopher Overtree about free screenings for depression and anxiety
    (2009-01-01) Overtree, Christopher E
    The Psychological Services Center at UMASS Amherst is offering free screenings for anxiety and depression for members of the local community. The clinic's director, psychologist Christopher Overtree, told WFCR's Susan Kaplan that, like other mental health clinics in the region, they've seen an increase in the number of patients with anxiety.
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    WFCR interviews Psychological Services Center Director Christopher Overtree about support groups for military families
    (2007-10-23) Overtree, Christopher E
    Western Massachusetts military families will get help from two new support groups being offered by UMass Amherst's Psychological Services Center. Dr. Christopher Overtree, the PSC's Director, says the aim of the support groups is to help family members maintain a healthy relationship with their loved one in Iraq or Afghanistan, while meeting the daily demands of everyday life at home. Overtree says multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and extended deployments are taking their toll on the mental health of relatives. one of the groups will be for the parents and spouses of those that are on active duty abroad. The other will be specifically for the children of those in the military, and will use arts, crafts and games to help kids explore their concerns about their parents. both groups will begin meeting in November. Overtree says multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and extended deployments are taking their toll on the mental health of relatives. One of the groups will be for the parents and spouses of those that are on active duty abroad. The other will be specifically for the children of those in the military, and will use arts, crafts and games to help kids explore their concerns about their parents. Both groups will begin meeting in November.
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    WFCR interviews Psychological Services Center Director Christopher Overtree about new low-fee psychological assessment program
    (2006-09-14) Overtree, Christopher E
    Starting this month, a mental health clinic at UMass Amherst will be offering low-cost psychological assessments to the public. Dr. Christopher Overtree, the Director of Psychological Services Center, says these exams can be helpful in revealing a variety of mental health issues, from learning disabilities to depression.