The Psychology Clinic
The UWM Psychology Clinic has two functions. It originally was developed to serve as a training facility for graduate students in the clinical program. Psychology faculty and staff supervise all assessments and psychotherapy. All graduate students receive their first three years of supervised experience in the Clinic, and more advanced graduate students may elect to continue to see clients in the Clinic as well.
The Clinic also functions as a research clinic. Current research involves the development of assessment and treatment protocols that can be empirically tested, the evaluation of therapy outcomes, the development of a new measure of therapeutic expectancies, and an examination of the relationship of expectancies to outcomes. Clinical students and faculty are designing and implementing new research projects regularly. In addition, the Clinic houses several specialty research and therapy clinics for specific populations, which include:
Child Neuropsychology Specialty Clinic
Director: Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Ph.D.
Provides a limited number of comprehensive evaluations for children ages 2-16 with a wide variety of neurological conditions and developmental disorders such as:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders
- Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
- Disorder ·Genetically based developmental disabilities
- Other disorders which affect learning and behavior.
Traumatic Stress and Anxiety Disorder Clinic
Director: Shawn Cahill, Ph.D.
Specialized cognitive behavioral therapist for:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder and Phobias
Learning Disability Clinic
Director: David C. Osmon, Ph.D.
Diagnostic services for UWM students seeking protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act for Learning problems.Extensive neuropsychological evaluations for:
- Learning Disability (LD)
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Math or Reading Disorders
Depression Treatment Specialty Clinic
Director: Christopher R. Martell, Ph.D., ABPP
Evaluation to determine the presence of unipolar depression – Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Dysthymic Disorder (DD) – and other related psychological or behavioral problems.
- Behavioral Activation therapy for unipolar depression
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for unipolar-depression
We also provide general psychotherapy services, treatment for child anxiety, and behavioral couples therapy.
The Psychology Clinic is located on the first floor of Pearse Hall. It has its own entrance to insure privacy for its clients. The Clinic comprises a reception area, two interview rooms in which to conduct therapy, two assessment rooms, a group room, and two seminar rooms. All of these rooms have adjoining observation rooms for live observation and recording, with client permission, of therapy and assessment sessions. There also is a workroom for graduate students working in the Clinic.
The Clinic provides students with a number of valuable resources to assist them in their clinical training. These include reference books; training audio- and videotapes; camcorders, monitors and VCRs; computers with assessment scoring programs and access to the Internet; computerized record keeping; and a number of psychological and neuropsychological assessment instruments.
The Clinic is open Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The clinic is closed on weekends and holidays and has a more limited schedule during the summer months. It draws clients from the University community, including employees, students and their families, and from the Milwaukee community. Individuals who are appropriate to the training level and needs of student therapists are accepted as clients. Clinic fees for assessment and therapy are based on a sliding scale. Clients are seen by appointment only. Psychotherapy transfers from practitioners outside of the UWM Psychology Clinic should be discussed directly with the Coordinator of the Psychology Clinic prior to referral. For more information, to discuss a possible referral or to schedule an appointment for an intake, please call 414-229-5521.