Center for Psychoeducational Services at KU
Due to COVID-19, the Center for Psychoeducational Services is not taking new cases for comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations at this time. Updates will be provided as guidance is given on when we can open and what types of policies and procedures need to be in place in order to see clients face to face. We will need to put all current and new evaluations on hold because psychoeducational evaluations typically require some type of face to face contact in order to complete testing.
Summer 2020 - Positive Psychotherapy Services for Adults
The Center for Psychoeducational Services (CPS) at KU is offering online therapy for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and general life concerns. In June and July of 2020, clients will receive 9 sessions with a focus on client strengths and building hope. These sessions will be provided at no cost, by students and faculty in the counseling psychology programs. Please contact Brian Cole using the information in the Contact Us box for more information.
The CPS is a training site for School of Education students in graduate programs for school psychology and counseling psychology. CPS is staffed by student clinicians who earn credit while they gain practical experience working directly with clients. Services provided by student clinicians at CPS include comprehensive evaluations and counseling for various learning, emotional, and behavioral concerns. All student clinicians are supervised by faculty who are certified or licensed in their fields. CPS is a self-sustaining nonprofit agency within the School of Education at the University of Kansas.
CPS is located in the north wing on the first floor of Joseph R. Pearson Hall. Individual and group clinical rooms, a conference room, reception area, and office space are available for students, staff, and clients. Video technology is installed in all clinical rooms for student training and supervision. A wide selection of tests and assessments, instructional materials, and educational games is available for student clinicians to use with their clients.
CPS is open during regular business hours by appointment Monday through Friday. CPS operates when KU is in session during the fall and spring semesters. Parking is available.
CPS has three central missions:
- Training of students in School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and other School of Education programs
- Providing psychological evaluations and services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in Northeast Kansas
- Providing resources and opportunities for psychological and educational research
CPS Services and Programs
We accept clients based on the needs of the referred individual, the potential training value of the case, and the availability of graduate student clinicians and staff supervision. When CPS is not well suited to address an individual's needs, the individual will be referred to a more appropriate agency that may better address their needs. Examples of the most common referral concerns addressed by CPS are:
- Comprehensive evaluations for learning disabilities (including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia)
- Comprehensive evaluations for social, emotional, and behavioral concerns (including ADHD, anxiety)
- Career exploration for gifted and talented youth
- Counseling services for various social, emotional, and behavioral concerns
Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluations
A comprehensive Psychoeducationa Evaluation may be used to understand an individual's specific learning strengths and needs. These evaluations may be used for the purpose of receiving accommodations for school, as information that may be used for potentially determining eligibility for services, or for recommendations that address areas of concern. Comprehensive evaluations may include:
- Interviews with relevant individuals
- Assessment of cognitive skills and processes
- Assessment of academic skills
- Diagnostic evaluation of reading, math, and written language difficulties
- Rating scales for social, emotional, or behavioral concerns
The comprehensive evaluation process typically takes about 6-8 weeks. At the end of the comprehensive evaluation process, clients will receive a comprehensive report summarizing the results of the evaluation and will receive individualized feedback about the evaluation from their clinician.