About Us

clinical training, research, outreach and continuing education. Integrative intervention team, children with ADHD and related difficulties, dialectical behavioral therapy, DBT group therapy
Since 1973, the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association

The Psychological Services Center mission is to support the psychological well-being of the Louisville community through the education and training of clinicians studying at the University of Louisville. 

As a part of the PSC mission, the center has four main goals: Direct Service Delivery, Training, Research, as well as Outreach & Continuing Education. 

Direct Service Delivery: The U of L Clinical Psychology faculty is composed of experts who are nationally known for their contributions to a greater understanding of mental health issues. The PSC is committed to offering services, which assist persons in managing problems they may experience in their daily lives. Clinical psychology graduate student therapists are closely supervised in their work with persons receiving services at the PSC.

Training: Licensed clinical psychologists serve as supervisors for the graduate students who receive their training at the PSC. Supervision consists of intense study and application of techniques that have been proven to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health problems.

Research: Graduate students and the clinical psychologists who supervise them are actively involved in research aimed at developing a greater understanding of various psychological problems. In addition, research is directed toward developing effective diagnostic and treatment methods in order to better serve our clients.

Outreach & Continuing Education: The PSC is actively involved in offering professional development seminars. In addition, the PSC provides education and outreach programming for the general public in the University and Louisville communities. The Spring 2023 Colloquium Series schedule can be viewed here

Specialty Teams 

The Psychological Services Center offers specialty clinics in the following areas: Integrative Intervention Team, Children with ADHD and Related Difficulties (CARDS) Team, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Team. Treatment in these specialty clinics is offered to individuals, couples, families, or groups as deemed appropriate.

Children, Adolescent and Young Adult (CAYA) Team

The CAYA Team utilizes tailored based treatment approaches for a variety of concerns such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders,  developmental challenges (e.g. toileting, feedings, sleeping concerns, etc.), parent-child conflicts, family conflicts, and pre-adolescent/adolescent identity development. 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Team

The DBT Team draws on an evidence-based psychotherapy that focuses on skills training such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. The DBT team provides services to adults of all gender identities and sexual orientations through individual, couple, or group therapy. *For more more information regarding our current DBT skills group therapy, please call (502) 852-6782*

Internalizing Team 
The Internalizing Team draws on cognitive behavioral (CBT) and third wave behavioral approaches (e.g., acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy) to work with clients. This team offers therapy services for late adolescents and adults with internalizing disorders including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma or posttraumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders.