As part of the mission of the PSC, the center has four main goals: Direct Service Delivery, Training, Research, and Outreach and 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.


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.


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 Fall 2017 Colloquium Series schedule can be viewed here.