Center for Child & Family Psychology
Evidence-Based Psychology for the Community
The Center for Child and Family Psychology at the University of Denver provides assessment and therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and parents.
Our clinic is committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-based mental health services to the community. Our clinic is the training center for our American Psychological Association accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology. Most services are provided by students in our clinical psychology PhD program and supervised by licensed clinical psychologists.
Clinical services are offered on a sliding scale because we are committed to providing affordable, high quality services to a culturally and economically diverse clientele. We value establishing warm, supportive relationships with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
We unfortunately do not accept Medicaid. Clients with Medicaid should call the Professional Psychology Clinic at DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at (303)-871-3626.
Developmental Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic
Complete an assessment focused on learning disorders, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental differences (e.g., Intellectual Disabilities; Autism Spectrum Disorder).
Comprehensive Assessment Clinic
Gain diagnostic clarity for complex constellations of social, emotional, behavioral, psychological and educational challenges.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I get my assessment through the Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic or through the Comprehensive Assessment Clinic?
Our Developmental Neuropsychological Assessment Clinic primarily works with youth who are experiencing academic challenges that may be related to learning disabilities in reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), or math (dyscalculia) and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Associated concerns like intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and certain medical contributors can also be assessed. A screening of psychological concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety) is conducted as part of the assessment, and a more in-depth evaluation of these domains can be conducted if necessary.
Our Comprehensive Psychological Assessment works with youth who are experiencing complex challenges that span the emotional, behavioral and sometimes academic realms. We conduct psychological testing aimed at understanding things like depression, anxiety, behavioral outbursts, psychotic disorders and others mental health conditions. For cases in which academic concerns are also present, we conduct full academic testing to determine whether learning disorders and/or ADHD are contributing factors. Associated concerns like autism spectrum disorder can also be evaluated.
We Value Diversity
The Center for Child and Family Psychology (CCFP) is committed to providing assessment and intervention services to diverse clientele that are culturally responsive and accessible. We broadly define diversity as differences across individuals including but not limited to race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability status, veteran status, culture and socioeconomic background. We have a deep respect for all persons and strive to provide care that is affirming of all identities and cultures. As a mental health clinic, we are also committed to reducing the stigma associated with mental health challenges so that all who need support feel comfortable accessing our services.
The center acknowledges that our clinic exists within larger historical, institutional and structural forces that have created and maintained injustice throughout our broader communities. Further, we recognize that the land the University of Denver sits upon originally belonged to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and the University's history is connected with the forcible displacement and massacre of Native peoples. We disavow racism, anti-Black violence and all other forms of oppression, and are committed to working against forces that perpetuate differential and harmful treatment of individuals.
Our clinic is committed to ongoing growth in diversity and inclusion, including professional development workshops, supervision of trainees that incorporates the most recent research, and the formation of a CCFP Inclusive Excellence Committee dedicated to improving equity and inclusion in training and provision of services. Further, we are working to reduce barriers to care by providing most services on a sliding scale based on household income, providing access to childcare and free parking for in-person appointments, and conducting sessions via telehealth during COVID-19 to minimize risk.
For information about assessment from the Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic, please contact the Clinic directly.
For all other inquiries, including therapy services, the Comprehensive Assessment Clinic or general questions, please contact us using the Center for Child and Family Therapy information.