Update on Our Services
Waitlists for therapy and assessment services are now open for our Fall 2023 intake.
Please contact us if you are interested.
The USPC is an in-house training centre in the Department of Psychology and Health Studies where clinical psychology graduate students, under the close supervision of registered doctoral level psychologists, provide psychotherapy and/or assessment services to members of the public while in clinical practica placements or for applied aspects of therapy and/or assessment classes.
The priorities of the USPC include:
- Providing and coordinating the clinical training and professional development needs of graduate students in Clinical Psychology;
- Supporting the applied research interests of students and faculty; and
- Providing psychological services to the community at large.
The USPC engages in evidence-based practice and strives for client-directed, outcome informed services by working collaboratively with clients to determine what is most useful to them in the services they seek.
The USPC embraces diversity along all dimensions, including race, culture, religion, socio-economic status, bodies and abilities, sexuality, gender identity, and types of families. We are 2SLGBTQ friendly.
- Trauma and stressor-related disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Effects of interpersonal abuse
- Relationship concerns
- Eating and body image related struggles
- Grief and loss
- Work-life balance
- Life transitions
- Identity questions
- relationship concerns
- social skills
- specific phobias
- Cognitive testing (related to IQ, learning, memory, attention, and executive functioning)
- Learning Disorders
- Comprehensive assessment (answering questions related to diagnosis and those related to personality, emotion, and behavior)
- high suicidality
- high levels of crisis (with a need for emergnet interventions)
- moderate to high substance abuse difficulties without an involved addictions counsellor
- involvement in litigation
The USPC welcomes self-referrals and client referrals from physicians and other healthcare providers.
Referrals are accepted based on the assessed fit between the training needs of our students and the assessed needs of clients.
If you are an individual seeking USPC services, or if you are a healthcare provider wishing to make a referral, please contact us.
The fee for therapy provided by a student clinician is $25/hour.
The fee for therapy provided by a registered psychologist is $200/hour.
The fee for assessments is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Group therapy fees depend on the number of sessions, and the fee is communicated in advance.
We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, Amex, debit, cash, or cheque. Please make cheque payable to "University of Saskatchewan".
The USPC does not currently direct-bill to insurance providers. We will issue a receipt for fees paid which you may submit to your insurance provider.
We offer sliding scale fee options on a case-by-case basis, as we do not want cost to be a barrier or deterrent for people who may benefit from our services.
Fees received are put toward costs associated with running the clinic.
The Department of Psychology and Health Studies maintains an extensive library of psychological assessment materials which are housed and managed by the USPC.The primary functions of the test library are to:
- Support teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels;
- Facilitate assessment and treatment services offered to the community through the USPC; and
- Support student and faculty research.
Borrowers are restricted to graduate students of the Department of Psychology and Health Studies and Clinical Psychology faculty.
Clinical adjunct, associate, and professional affiliate faculty may borrow materials for use in teaching and research connected with the Department of Psychology and Health Studies.
Undergraduate students who wish to use the test library as a resource for work on their honors theses must provide a letter from their faculty supervisor outlining the need for use of test materials, in which the faculty member assumes responsibility for the materials.
All other requests to use the test library must be approved by the USPC Director. In keeping with test publishers' restrictions, only requests from Registered Psychologists will be considered in most cases. It is assumed that off-campus practicum sites will supply consumables and test kits for student use. However, when required, assessment materials can be signed out by graduate students completing off-site practicums for limited periods, when this work is being supervised by a Registered Psychologist.
Consistent with Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) guidelines, all borrowers, including graduate students and faculty, must have an approved and up-to-date biographical and test qualification form before signing out assessment materials. Forms can be obtained by contacting the USPC at email@example.com and will be reviewed for approval by the USPC Director.
All assessment materials may only be signed out for brief periods of time to be arranged at the time of sign-out, normally not more than a few days. The sign-out period may vary somewhat depending on the demand for the specific assessment tool and the number of copies in the test library.
Consumables, such as test blanks, will be provided to students in classes requiring their use. All other borrowers will be charged replacement costs plus an administrative fee.
Requests to purchase new testing materials should be forwarded to the USPC Director.
Borrowers of assessment materials are fully responsible for the safety and security of all materials signed out. Any loss of, or damage to, test materials should be reported to the Clinic Director. Borrowers are responsible for any replacement costs.
In keeping with the mandate and priorities of the USPC and in support of the University’s core values, the clinic space and recording equipment is available to book for clinical service provision, training, class instructional needs, and research purposes.
Psychology Clinic space can be booked on the basis of the following priority groups:
- Faculty and students in the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology.
- Faculty and students in other programs in the Department of Psychology and Health Studies.
- Clinical adjunct, associate, and professional affiliates of the Department of Psychology and Health Studies.
- Other registered psychologists associated with the Department of Psychology and Health Studies as approved by the USPC Director.
Clinical adjunct, associate, professional affiliates and other registered psychologists associated with the Department of Psychology and Health Studies are requested to provide a signed letter to the USPC Director indicating the proposed use of the space. Space in the USPC may be reassigned up to one month before the reserved time according to the priorities above. In these rare circumstances, we have historically been able to provide workable alternate arrangements.
Bookings must be done in advance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your requested date, time and room number in your email. You will receive a reply confirming your booking.
If a course requires specific rooms on a particular weekday for the entire term please book well in advance of the term.
University property and services are to be used for activities that fulfill the University's mandate. Incidental use of University property and services for personal purposes is permitted only if it is not part of an activity which the employee does for personal profit. Use of University property and services is not permitted for any commercial activity other than that currently provided for in the collective agreements.
There is no fee to use USPC space. We require at least 24 hours cancellation notice.
Dr. Adam Stacey - Clinic Director
Dr. Renee Roy - Staff Psychologist
Dr. Chassidy Carruthers - Staff Psychologist
Karlene Britton - Administrative Coordinator
College of Arts and Science
Department of Psychology and Health Studies
190 Arts, 9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A5