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 clinics for specific populations, which include...
- children with developmental difficulties, possible autism spectrum disorder, attention, or learning problems: Child Neuropsychology Clinic,
- individuals with learning disorders: Learning Disability Clinic,
- adult individuals with depressive disorders: Depression Treatment Specialty Clinic, and
- individuals with repetitive behavior and Tic disorders.
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 five days a week, 52 weeks a year. 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, please call 414-229-5521.