The Psychology Services Center (PSC) is committed to providing cutting-edge, empirically supported therapy and assessment to the community. We have 3 inter-related aims.
1. Doctoral Training Excellence at USC
We aim to provide high-quality training for doctoral students in the clinical science program of the Department of Psychology at USC.
2. Accessible Excellence
We aim to provide high quality and affordable services to individuals in the Los Angeles area.
3. Advancing Psychology
We aim to support research that enhances our understanding of, and treatments for, psychological issues.
Teaching Clinic and Diversity Statement:
The PSC serves as a teaching clinic for USC doctoral students earning their Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Services are provided through a team approach in which students work closely with a supervisor who is a Ph.D. psychologist—either a faculty member in our program or a clinical associate. The PSC provides a wide range of assessment and therapy services (see Services for more information).
An important aim of our center is providing culturally sensitive and affirming services in a safe environment for all of our clients. We understand that discrimination and prejudice based on factors such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, size, religion, physical and mental disabilities, and socioeconomic status may have impacted our clients, and this discrimination and prejudice may have even been present in other mental health services settings. We are committed to, and strive to have, open, ongoing dialogue with our clients about individual differences in an effort to work more effectively and collaboratively with our clients.
We welcome both members of the community as well as USC undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and their families at the PSC.
Dr. Lauren Shapiro
Director of the Psychology Services Center
Program Administrator of the Psychology Services Center