School Psychology Clinic

Psychological Testing Services 

Thank you for your interest in the School Psychology Clinic at PennWest University, California campus. The School Psychology Clinic is a training facility for advanced graduate students who are preparing to become school psychologists.

The clinic, which is operated by the Educational Leadership and School Psychology Department at PennWest California, offers best practice psychological and psychoeducational testing services at competitive rates to the University and broader community.

Under supervision, our candidates use best practice approaches and assessment tools to help answer questions and solve problems related to learning, academics, life skills, as well as social and emotional skills.  

Learn more about School Psychology

School psychology brings together the knowledge base of several different disciplines, including child psychology, human development, and education with an emphasis on special education. 

The first responsibility of school psychologists is to the population at risk for failure and who have identified disabilities.  With these populations, their roles include assessment (comprehensive evaluations of disability and risk), consultation with parents and teachers regarding instructional and behavioral interventions, direct interventions, including crisis prevention/intervention, individual and group counseling, skills training and training staff and parents as well as students to be more effective problem solvers and to better understand disability and risk issues. 

The field of school psychology continues to be healthy, and our graduates readily find jobs in the profession across the nation. 

Common Referral Questions & Concerns

A wide range of assessment services are available through the School Psychology Clinic.  Upon referral, an assessment battery is selected to meet the needs of the client and address the referral question or concern. Clients and their families often hope to obtain more information about the following:   

  • Intellectual ability or cognitive aptitude  
  • Learning disabilities 
  • Early kindergarten admission 
  • Educational and vocational planning 
  • Behavioral problems 
  • Social/emotional adjustment 
  • Adaptive functioning  

Many families and clients seek evaluation services to better understand their strengths and help identify how to do their best in school or academic programs, recommendations for helping support daily living skills, social relationships, and managing emotions. Recommendations from an evaluation can also help clients learn new strategies to help them be most successful in home, school, and community settings.

The School Psychology Clinic may also be able to assist clients with determining their eligibility for services throughout the County.  

Evaluation Policies & Procedures

Evaluations are completed by advanced graduate students who are completing their training in PennWest’s Nationally Accredited School Psychology Program. Supervision is provided by faculty members from the Educational Leadership and School Psychology Department who are Licensed Psychologists and/or Nationally Certified School Psychologists. 

 Services are available to anyone, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation. The general public is welcome, as are all members of the University community.   

Most evaluations can be completed in one day, with appointments ranging from two (2) to six (6) hours in length. Additional appointments may be necessary to complete the evaluation.   

Upon completion of the evaluation, you will meet with your clinical team to review results and address any questions. A copy of the report will be provided. Due to the clinic being an educational training facility, generating reports typically takes between 4-6 weeks. 

Reports will be released only with the permission of the client or, in the case of a minor, the permission of a parent or guardian. With permission, reports will be given only to professionals involved directly with the client.  

Scheduling & Location 

Clinic services are typically available from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, days depending on the semester. All evaluations are scheduled by appointment. Alternative times may be available upon request. Virtual appointments may be available, depending on the assessment utilized. The School Psychology Clinic is located in Eberly Hall, room 202, on the PennWest California campus.  

For a referral, simply call or email the clinic to schedule an appointment. Please be advised that the signature of a parent or guardian is required before a minor child can be evaluated.   


Depending on the type and complexity of the evaluation, fees range from $50 - $200 per evaluation. Clinic fees for current PennWest students are waived. Please contact the clinic to request a quote or receive the most up to date fee schedule.  

Free parking is provided with a University Guest Parking Pass. Once scheduled, clients will receive additional information to best prepare for their appointment.  

Program Info

Masters in School Psychology

School Psychology Post-Masters Certificate

Contact Us
School Psychology Clinic
Phone: 724-938-4403

Professional Staff
Dana Keener, Ph.D., N.C.S.P
Licensed Psychologist
Certified School Psychologist
Clinic Director

Angela Bloomquist, Ed.D., N.C.S.P.
Certified School Psychologist

Kristen F. Schaffner Ph.D., N.C.S.P
Licensed Psychologist
Certified School Psychologist
Clinic Director