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Center for Psychoeducational Services at KU

About CPS

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 KU-supported and fee-funded clinic 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 are available for student clinicians to use with their clients. CPS operates when KU is in session during the fall and spring semesters. Parking is available. During the Spring 2022 semester, CPS is open for business hours 1:00 – 5:00 PM Monday & Friday, and 10:00a – 8:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Individual appointments also may be available Monday through Friday.

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 Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Comprehensive evaluations for social, emotional, and behavioral concerns (including ADHD, anxiety)
  • Counseling services for various social, emotional, and behavioral concerns and a variety of age groups

Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluations

A comprehensive Psychoeducational 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.

Comprehensive Counseling Services

CPS will begin seeing children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 6-22) for individual therapy services in January 2022. Helping develop yourself or your children to the fullest potential both academically and emotionally is much easier said than done. Each child, family, and community need unique supports based on personal strengths & challenges in diverse areas of their lives. Trainees will meet with clients to integrate evidence-based therapies into treatment plans based on individual developmental level, strengths, goals, and reported problems. Common presenting issues may include:

  • Anxiety, Depression, and other mood-related issues
  • Gender and Sexual Identity
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Social Skills; Academic Skills
  • Traumatic stress, processing, and trauma-informed care
  • Grief

Counseling sessions are held weekly, and are scheduled for the duration of the semester (9-13 weeks). For more information, please email KUCPS@ku.edu or call 785-854-7021

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. 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 at 785-813-1699 or bricole@ku.edu for more information.

Contact Us

Center for Psychoeducational Services
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 130
785-864-7021 (office)
Director: Erin R. Yosai, Ph.D., NCSP, LP

To schedule an initial consultation for Positive Psychotherapy Services for Adults, please contact Brian Cole at 785-813-1699 or bricole@ku.edu. For all other inquiries, please use the contact information above.

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