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Post-Master’s Certificate in School Psychology: School Psychology Clinic

The School Psychology Clinic is a training facility for graduate students in the school psychology program. Through a variety of practicum and internship experiences in the clinic, students develop their professional skills. The clinic offers a variety of psycho-educational services to the University community and the public.

Specific Testing Services

  • Intelligence testing
  • Gifted eligibility
  • Learning disabilities
  • Early kindergarten admission
  • Educational and vocational planning
  • Behavioral problems
  • Personality evaluation

Clinic Staff

  • Graduate interns in the school psychology program or graduate students who are completing a practicum in the school psychology program

Supervision is by licensed psychologists, state-certified school psychologists and the professional staff of the Psychology Department at California University of Pennsylvania.

Clients

Persons of any age, sex or race may be referred for a variety of concerns.

Referral Procedure

  • Call the clinic and give a staff member the pertinent information.
  • For minors, signed permission from a parent or a guardian is necessary before evaluation begins.
  • All adult clients may sign for themselves.

Appointments

  • Initial: intake interview to assess what tests or other services are needed; proceed with evaluation
  • Second: share results, discuss recommendations
  • Other appointments may be necessary

Release of Information

Reports will be released only with permission of a parent or guardian; the reports will be given only to professionals involved directly with the child.

Costs

A fee of $80 is charged for a psychological battery and $40 for a single test. Checks should be made payable to: C.U.P. - x School Psychology Clinic.

Clinic Hours

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Others by appointment

Clinic Phone Number

724-938-4403 or 724-938-4100

Clinic Director/Supervisor

Elizabeth Mason, Ph.D., N.C.S.P., Licensed and Certified School Psychologist

Evaluation

An evaluation session usually requires from one to four 4 hours. A waiting room is available, but parents may leave the clinic during the evaluation session. More than one session may be required for a complete evaluation.