The Psychology Clinic
(414) 229-5521

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:

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

Therapy is conducted by graduate students in our Clinical Psychology Program under the supervision of Clinical Psychology Faculty. Fees are determined on a sliding fee basis and range from $50 - $10 depending on client income and need. All sessions are video recorded for supervision purposes.

Learning Disability Clinic
Director: David C. Osmon, Ph.D.

Diagnostic evaluations for UWM students who are having difficulties in school (occasional referrals from the community at large are also accepted). Extensive neuropsychological evaluations for:

  • Learning disabilities (e.g., reading, math, etc.)
  • Attention problems (ADD/ADHD)
  • Other issues that interfere with learning and test-taking and may require accommodation in the classroom or on high-stakes tests

Contact Professor Osmon directly at neuropsy@uwm.edu to schedule an intake or assessment.

Depression Treatment Specialty Clinic
Director: Christopher R. Martell, Ph.D., ABPP

The Depression Clinic offers behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with Major Depressive Disorder and Dysthymic Disorder.Specific treatments provided are:

  • Behavioral Activation therapy for unipolar depression
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for unipolar-depression

Therapy is conducted by graduate students in our Clinical Psychology Program under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist. Fees are determined on a sliding fee basis and range from $50 - $10 depending on client income and need.All sessions are video recorded for supervision purposes.

Psychoeducational Evaluation Clinic
Directors: Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Ph.D. & Kristin Smith, Ph.D.

Provides comprehensive psychoeducational diagnoses for children ages 8 through 16 addressing a wide range of referral questions including:

  • Learning disabilities or learning problems
  • Attention problems (including Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Psychosocial factors that affect learning (e.g., depression, anxiety)
  • Intellectual disability

Assessments conducted by graduate students in our Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist. All aspects of the assessment are videotaped for supervision purposes. The cost for the assessment is on a sliding fee scale depending on family income with a maximum fee of $400. Please contact Dr. Klein-Tasman directly (414-229-3060) with questions.

Child Neuropsychology Specialty Clinic
Director: Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Ph.D.

Provides a very limited number of comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations (less than 1 per month, depending on staff availability) for children ages 2-16 with a wide variety of neurological conditions and developmental disorders. At some times, the clinic is restricted to particular age ranges or conditions.

Examples of conditions are:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Genetically based developmental disabilities (e.g., Neurofibromatosis-1, Williams syndrome)
  • Other disorders which affect learning and behavior.

Assessments are conducted by graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program with Dr. Klein-Tasman’s involvement. All aspects of the assessment conducted by graduate students are videotaped. The cost for the assessment is on a sliding hourly fee based on family income with no maximum fee. Please contact Dr. Klein-Tasman directly (414-229-3060) with questions.

Child Anxiety Specialty Clinic
Director: Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Ph.D.

Provides cognitive-behaviorally oriented therapy for children ages 8 through 17 with anxiety difficulties (i.e., fears, worries, obsessive-compulsive disorder). Therapy will begin with a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation to understand the nature and severity of the child’s anxiety. Services are provided by graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, supervised by a Licensed Psychologist. All sessions are videotaped. The cost for services is a sliding hourly fee based on family income. Please contact Dr. Klein-Tasman directly (414-229-3060) with questions.

Adult Psychological Assessment
Supervisor: Hanjoo Lee, Ph.D.

Provides psychological evaluations and personality assessments for adults seeking clarification of diagnoses or assessment of general functioning.Examples of referral questions for psychological evaluations are:

  • Presence or absence of a personality disorder
  • Clarification of diagnosis
  • Intellectual strengths and weaknesses

Assessments conducted by graduate students in our Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist. All aspects of the assessment are videotaped for supervision purposes. The cost for the assessment is on a sliding fee scale depending on family income with a maximum fee of $400.

Couples Therapy
Supervisor: Christopher R. Martell, Ph.D., ABPP

The Couples Therapy Team conducts assessment of couple distress and provides behavioral therapy for couples.Assessment tools are gender neutral, and inclusive of all couples.The specific treatment for couples is:

  • Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy

Therapy is conducted by graduate students in our Clinical Psychology Program under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist. Fees are determined on a sliding fee basis and range from $50 - $10 depending on client income and need.All sessions are video recorded for supervision purposes.

Broad-based Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy
Supervisor: Robyn Ridley, Ph.D.

We provide psychotherapy services to clients who may not meet specific diagnostic criteria for one of the specialty teams listed.

Therapy is conducted by graduate students in our Clinical Psychology Program under the supervision of Clinical Psychology Faculty. Fees are determined on a sliding fee basis and range from $50 - $10 depending on client income and need.All sessions are video recorded for supervision purposes.

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.