The Washington State University Psychology Clinic is a nonprofit professional training program for doctoral candidates in clinical psychology. The Psychology Clinic is operated by the WSU Department of Psychology, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
The Psychology Clinic specifically seeks to:
- Provide professional psychology training at the highest standard for doctoral students pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
- Provide high-quality mental health services to members of the Palouse community.
- Improve access to mental health by providing affordable assessment and treatment.
- Provide community resources for mental health education.
- Maintain a welcoming environment for clients, students, clinical supervisors, and staff.
To accomplish the purposes stated in the mission statement, the Psychology Clinic commits to specific goals and objectives as follows:
- To provide training based on a scientist practitioner model in which doctoral candidates practice empirically supported therapy and conduct psychological assessment under the supervision of licensed psychologists
- To adhere to ethical guidelines established by the American Psychological Association to ensure that clients receive services that meet the highest standards
- To adhere to all state and federal legal guidelines, including HIPAA, that govern the provision of psychological services
- To provide a training environment that fosters professionalism, collegiality, and mentorship
- To conduct on-going program evaluation in which all trainees, supervisors, and clients participate
see Client Satisfaction Survey
- To provide psychological services at an affordable rate consistent with a nonprofit teaching program subsidized in part by the WSU Department of Psychology
see Sliding Fee Scale
- To provide an efficient and streamlined application and scheduling process for clients
see Background Questionnaire
- To provide web-based mental health information to the community, as well as consultation services and community outreach programs
see Local Resources
- To promote multicultural awareness and clinical competence in providing mental health services to diverse populations
- To create a culture in the clinic that honors, appreciates and accepts all diversity
see Diversity Statement