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Psychology Department
Phone: 509-963-2381

Services Provided

The Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center (CCPAC) provides a variety of services and is equipped to handle issues pertaining to people of all ages and situations. Free services are provided in the CCPAC on the first floor of the Psychology building (Room 118) on the CWU campus.

1405 N. Walnut St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: (509) 963-2501

Please call (509) 963-2501 to request counseling or psychological assessment services. Feel free to leave a message and your call will be returned.

Counseling Services for Adults

Individual, couples, and family counseling services are provided by graduate students in counseling under faculty supervision.

Treatment areas include:

  • Aging
  • Anxiety
  • Communication problems
  • Depression
  • Parenting struggles
  • Family dilemmas
  • Grief
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship struggles
  • Self-esteem
  • Spiritual matters

Counseling Services for Children and Adolescents (Services will not be offered in 2022-23)

Brief counseling services for children and adolescents ages 8-17 are offered from April to June each academic year. In total, potential clients seeking services can expect to receive 4 to 8 solutions-focused counseling sessions from a graduate student in school psychology under faculty supervision. Appropriate referrals include children and adolescents ages 8-17 experiencing mild to moderate social-emotional difficulties in treatment areas such as the ones listed below.

Treatment areas include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Social skills deficits
  • Behavioral problems
  • Adjustment difficulties

As counseling services being offered are brief, children and adolescents experiencing moderate to severe social-emotional difficulties (including suicidal ideation and substance use disorders) will be provided with a list of other providers in the area. Screening for case appropriateness will be conducted to gauge suitability for brief services and cases that are not deemed appropriate for our brief services will be provided with a list of other providers in the area.

Psychoeducational Evaluation Services (Services will not be offered in 2022-23)

Each year from January to June, psychoeducational evaluation services are available for children and adolescents ages 3 to 21. These services are provided by school psychology graduate students under faculty supervision. Evaluations are designed to address referral concerns and may include academic and cognitive testing, behavioral rating scales, parent, child and teacher interviews, classroom observations, reviews of medical and school records, and other evaluation methods. Families are provided with a psychoeducational evaluation report with diagnostic conclusions and recommendations for intervention. These reports can be shared with doctors or school teams to provide information for possible accommodations or services.

Assessment areas include:

  • Evaluations for specific learning disabilities and dyslexia
  • Academic difficulties in reading, math, and written language
  • Oral language development
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Coping skills
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Attention-related difficulties
  • Social-emotional functioning
  • Pervasive developmental delays
  • School readiness
  • Social skills assessment
  • Adaptive behavior

Need Immediate Services?

If you need more immediate services, please consider these local and national services:

  • Student Counseling Services on CWU campus (509) 963-1391
  • National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • National Crisis Textline 741741

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