Facts

When coming to a clinic like ours, it is natural for people to have questions about how the clinic operates, what will happen to them, and what will be expected of them. Hopefully, this information page will provide you with some answers.

You may also find it helpful to tour some of the other clinic links listed above to find more specific information about topics of interest to you.

In any event, should you have remaining questions, please feel free to drop by 340 Fraser Hall or call 785-864-4121 and ask to speak with someone who can respond to your concerns. E-mail inquiries regarding general information will be answered in kind. However, due to confidentiality considerations, the clinic may not be able to respond to all question via email.  Our email for informational inquiries is psycl@ku.edu For appointments, call 785-864-4121.

The KU Psychology Department operates the clinic as part of its graduate training program in clinical psychology. The clinic has been offering a variety of services to the University and Lawrence community since it was first established in 1952. The clinic is staffed by licensed clinical psychologists and graduate students who have completed at least part of their training toward the doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in clinical psychology. As part of their training, the graduate students provide the majority of the services performed in the clinic and are closely supervised by the licensed staff members. Because this is, first and foremost, a training clinic, it does not offer after-hours or weekend counseling services. We do, however provide information regarding other agencies that provide after-hours emergency services. In addition to training students and providing services, the clinic provides opportunities for students and faculty members to do research on topics related to the practice of clinical psychology.

Our clinic functions much like a small community mental health center.  Initial consultation sessions for therapy are free and are for the purpose of (a) finding out more about what type of services the individual wants, (b) answering questions the individual may have about the clinic, and (c) helping the individual decide if the clinic is a good "fit" for them. Occasionally, people decide that the clinic is not well suited to their needs. When this happens, the therapist tries to help them find services that are a good match.

 


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