KU Child & Family Services Clinic

Freqently Asked Questions

What is the Child and Family Services Clinic?

The Child and Family Services Clinic is a training clinic. We provide a variety of services: individual therapy, family therapy, parent education, school consultation, developmental and psychological assessments (including Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and sometimes group therapy. Although our focus is on children and adolescents, parents and family members are usually involved in the therapy process.

Who are the clinic staff?

Direct clinical services are provided by graduate students in the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas. All services are closely supervised by licensed psychologists.

What about confidentiality?

In accordance with our professional ethics and state law, our services are confidential. We do not disclose the identity of our clients or anything concerning them without their written permission. We provide clients with written information about the exceptions to confidentiality. These circumstances include: court orders and subpoenas, the need to prevent a client from harming him/herself or others, and if the therapist knows of or suspects child abuse or neglect.

Where are you located?

We are located on the second floor of the Dole building on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. Please visit our location page for more information.

Who is eligible for services?

Children, adolescents, and families. College, graduate, and professional students who need assessment for attention-deficit problems or learning problems are also eligible.

What about parking?

Free parking is available in front of the Dole Building. A temporary parking permit can be provided for clients of the Clinic.

How does one initiate services?

If you are interested in obtaining any of our services, the first step is to call the clinic during the hours listed on the home page. When you call the clinic, someone will answer the phone and ask you several questions about why you are seeking services at this time. After this initial phone call, a therapist will call you to schedule the first appointment within 48 hours of your call to the clinic. From this point on, your therapist will be your liason with the clinic and can help you with whatever questions or concerns you may have. (You are also free to call the clinic at anytime with questions or concerns and someone will be able to help you.)

How much does treatment cost?

Fees for services are assessed on a sliding scale that is based upon your annual income and number of dependents. Fees vary depending on what services you are receiving. Please see our fees page for more information.

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