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Department of Psychology WSU Psychology Clinic

Mission Statement

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).

Section 1: Multi-purpose Mission.

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.

Section 2: Specific Goals and Objectives.

To accomplish the purposes stated in the mission statement, the Psychology Clinic commits to specific goals and objectives as follows:

  1. 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
  2.  To adhere to ethical guidelines established by the American Psychological Association to ensure that clients receive services that meet the highest standards
  3.  To adhere to all state and federal legal guidelines, including HIPAA, that govern the provision of psychological services
  4. To provide a training environment that fosters professionalism, collegiality, and mentorship
  5.  To conduct on-going program evaluation in which all trainees, supervisors, and clients participate
    see Client Satisfaction Survey
  6.  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
  7.  To provide an efficient and streamlined application and scheduling process for clients
    see Background Questionnaire
  8.  To provide web-based mental health information to the community, as well as consultation services and community outreach programs
    see Local Resources
  9.  To promote multicultural awareness and clinical competence in providing mental health services to diverse populations
  10.  To create a culture in the clinic that honors, appreciates and accepts all diversity
    see Diversity Statement