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MISSION STATEMENT

The Marshall University Psychology Clinic has been established by the Department of Psychology to serve as a training facility for graduate students enrolled in the Clinical Psychology program at MarshallUniversity and to provide high quality, low cost psychological services to individuals on the campus and from the local community.

Services

– Psychotherapy: Regularly scheduled sessions with an assigned clinician are offered. The term, length and modality of therapy are determined by the clinician in consultation with his or her supervisor and the client.

– Psychological assessment: Psychological assessment of several types is offered at the Marshall University Psychology Clinic. The nature and scope of all psychological assessments will be determined by the clinician in consultation with his or her primary supervisor and is designed to answer one or more specific referral questions. Psychological assessments usually require two to four visits by the client, but occasionally more are needed. Evaluations are completed within 30 calendar days after the client’s final testing visit.

– Group Psychotherapy: Clinicians may have opportunities to design and lead, or co-lead, groups of several types, including process groups intended to address specific areas and issues such as assertion training, parenting, self-esteem, wellness, eating disorders, adult children of alcoholics, etc. Groups offered will depend on clinic facilities and demand. A corresponding reduction in the individual psychotherapy caseload is arranged for any student leading a group. Such a reduction will be done in consultation with the clinician’s supervisor.

– Educational Workshops and other events: Depending on individual interests and the opportunities available, clinicians may be involved in planning and conducting special workshops or selected groups on or off campus. For example, a clinician might be involved in presenting information on conflict management to dormitory residents and advisors.

Appointments

Appointments may be made by calling (304-696-2772) and following the instructions or by going to an Administrative Assistant in the Psychology Dept. (Room 335-A, Harris Hall), during hours of operation.  If you are not able to contact someone directly, you can leave a confidential voice mail message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.  If you need to speak with your therapist, call (304) 696-2772 and follow the instructions.  If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance go to the hospital nearest you or call 911.

Except for children, appointments are generally made only for the caller actually on the telephone line.  However, we will be glad to provide any caller with information pertaining to our services and referral options which could be conveyed to someone else.

During the initial phone contact, the Administrative Assistant (in consultation with the clinician, supervisor, and Clinic Director) must obtain enough information from you to determine whether or not treatment available at the Clinic is appropriate for you.  If your situation is appropriate, the Administrative Assistant will schedule the first appointment. If the situation is inappropriate, you will be referred elsewhere. There may be times when there will be more individuals seeking service than there are clinicians available. Potential clients who call the clinic to schedule services during this time will be given the option of being placed on our waiting list or being referred to another agency.

Facilities

The Marshall University Psychology Clinic is located in Room 449, Harris Hall, on the Marshall University campus. One-way mirrors allow direct observation of sessions and both audio and video taping equipment are available for recording sessions as an aid to supervision.  The Clinic is equipped with “panic buttons” in case an emergency should arise in the clinic.

Student Therapists

The student therapists are advanced graduate students in the Marshall University Clinical Psychology graduate program. Student therapists provide services under the supervision of qualified, licensed, doctoral-level clinical faculty selected by the Department of Psychology to fulfill these supervisory and teaching functions.

Hours

The Clinic is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The Clinic is closed on holidays and weekends and any other time that the campus is officially closed.  After hours calls will be answered by voice mail and the Clinic Director will obtain any messages as needed.  For an appointment, you may call (304) 696-2772 and follow the instructions.

Fees

Although the Clinic is not a for-profit venture, fees are charged for services and clinicians are expected to collect fees at the time services are rendered.

MU Students receive therapy for free!

For Psychotherapy, Couples, and Family Therapy
(per 45-50 min. session)

Total Income for Person Presenting as Client Community Member StudentsStaffFaculty
$40,000 and Up $50.00 $25.00
$20,000 -39,999 $40.00 $20.00
$19,999 and less $30.00 $15.00


For Assessment

Total Income for Person Presenting as Client Community Member StudentsStaffFaculty
$40,000 and Up $350.00 $175.00
$20,000 -39,999 $300.00 $150.00
$19,999 and less $250.00 $125.00

The above pricing shows a 50% discount off the Community fees for all services given to Marshall University students, faculty, staff and members of their immediate families.

  • Insurance coverage: The clinic operates on a cash basis.  Payment is expected at the time services are rendered.  The Clinic does not accept direct assignment of Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance benefits, nor does the Clinic bill insurance companies directly.  The client’s insurance company is never responsible for payment.  Only the client, or in the case of a child the parent or guardian of the client, is responsible for paying for clinic services.  Clinician will provide a billing statement which clients may use to request reimbursement for services from their insurance company. However, most insurance companies do not reimburse clients for services provided by students, trainees, interns or other unlicensed individuals even when that person is under direct supervision.

Confidentiality

The information learned about clients is privileged, not public information.  Clinicians have an obligation to take reasonable precautions to respect the confidentiality rights of the clients they serve.  For purposes of supervision, therapy and/or testing sessions may be observed.  Recordings will be used only for training/supervision purposes, and will be used only within the strict guidelines of professional ethics to maintain confidentiality.

Under West Virginia law, clinicians cannot disclose privileged communication unless the client or legal representative gives written consent except as mandated by law, such as in situations of suspected child abuse, of potential harm to oneself or others, or of court-order of records.

Links to Forms for Clients

For Marshall University’s Privacy Policies under HIPAA please go to: HIPAA Notice of Privacy (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

For the Psychotherapist-Client Agreement please go to:
Psychotherapist-Client Agreement (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

For the Group Psychotherapist-Client Agreement please go to:
Group Psychotherapist-Client Agreement (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

For information from the Clinic to be send to you at another address or through another medium please go to:
Confidential Handling (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

To have information about you disclosed or sent to another agency or person please go to:
Release of Information (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

To request an accounting of disclosures related to your protected health information please go to: Request for Acct. of Disclosures (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)