Center for Psychological Services and Development

About the CPSD

The Center for Psychological Services and Development (CPSD) was established in 1984 as a training facility for advanced counseling and clinical psychology graduate students at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The clinic serves as a practical component in our graduate training program, bridging the gap between coursework, research, and practice. Our doctoral students work closely with licensed faculty supervisors to provide you with high quality treatment based on the most current research. CPSD supervisors have years of practice and research experience in their fields of expertise; many are nationally recognized experts. Services are also provided on a limited basis by licensed faculty members.  Click here to learn more about our staff and faculty. 

Goals

The CPSD has two primary goals: to provide state-of-the-art psychotherapy and assessment to the community and to provide exceptional training to the next generation of psychologists. Our services are always delivered in a spirit of partnership between the greater Richmond community and Virginia Commonwealth University, consistent with the comprehensive mission of the University.

We offer outpatient services to members of the VCU and Central Virginia communities. Services are available to individuals of all backgrounds and a wide range of ages - from preschoolers to seniors - and couples and families of all types. Consistent with VCU’s non-discrimination policy, the CPSD welcomes individuals of every race, national origin, religion, and sexual orientation. At the CPSD, you can expect individualized, high quality care at an affordable cost.

Click here for general questions and answers about the CPSD.  Click here to learn more about fees and appointments at the CPSD. 

Clinics

Through general and speciality clinics we treat a wide variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, life adjustment, relationship conflicts, ADHD, and parenting concerns, just to name a few. Our comprehensive assessment services include evaluation of intellectual abilities, academic skills, memory, personality, and behavior, as well as career-related issues. Assessments completed at the CPSD are often used to support student petitions for academic accommodations.

Use these links to learn more about our speciality clinics: Anxiety Clinic,  ADHD Clinic.   Click here to get a full description of our services. 

Research

The CPSD shares our building with a number of vibrant research programs, focused on developing a better understanding of psychological and social phenomena and evidence-based treatments for a number of psychological disorders. These include, for example, childhood obesity and healthy lifestyle behaviors, racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, adjustment to chronic illness, and parenting patterns and interventions for families of children with ADHD.