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Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Center for Applied Psychology


Organizational Information

Parent Organization

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

The Center for Applied Psychology provides low-cost psychological services, including psychotherapy and assessment for adults and children, to residents of Indiana County and neighboring communities. Clinical services are provided by doctoral students in IUP's Clinical Psychology Doctoral program under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists.

History of Organization

The Center for Applied Psychology has been operating as part of the doctoral program since it began over 30 years ago. Our mission is to train students to serve as professional practitioners who advance the discipline of psychology, develop the scientific base of psychology, promote public understanding of psychological science and its applications and advance the profession as a means of promoting human welfare. Students receive extensive supervision in the development of skills in interpersonal relations, psychological assessment, psychotherapy, community outreach, and program evaluation and a solid grounding in the scientific knowledge base of psychology.

Accreditations and Licenses

The Psy.D. program has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association since November 1987. All supervisors in the Center for Applied Psychology are licensed to practice Psychology in the state of Pennsylvania.


The Center for Applied Psychology is housed in the Psychology Department in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Legal Structure


Funding Sources

We are a non-profit educational training facility

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

Laura Knight, Ph.D. -  Director and Clinical Supervisor, Center for Applied Psychology

Contact Person(s)

Laura Knight - Director of the Center for Applied Psychology

Contact Number(s)


Contact Email(s) - Laura Knight, Director of the Center for Applied Psychology

Web Addresses

Primary Address

Center for Applied Psychology
Uhler Hall Room 210
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA, 15705

Service Information

Service Area

5 county tri-state area

Service Description

The Adult Clinic provides individual and couples interventions for persons experiencing a broad range of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, difficulties resulting from trauma, relationship and family problems, mood/adjustment difficulties, and eating disorders.

The Child and Family Clinic offers individual and family therapy for children and adolescents to address parent-child relationship problems, disruptive behavior problems, depression, and anxiety, as well as assessments for autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, attention-deficit disorders, and other psychological or developmental concerns.

The Assessment Clinic provides neuropsychological and diagnostic evaluations for individuals with head injuries, memory problems, and learning problems.


Psychotherapy, assessment, counseling, mental health

Available Hours

The Child and Family Clinic provides services on Mondays between 3:00 and 8:00. The Adult Clinic provides services on Thursdays between 3:00 and 8:00. The Assessment Clinic provides services Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 5:00.

Fees/Cost for Services

Fee depends on the type of service and is based on a sliding scale. The CAP is a not-for-profit training facility and provides its services as inexpensively as possible. We are also able to bill Medicaid for some services.

Eligibility Requirements

Clients must be able to travel to the Center for Applied Psychology. We are an accessible facility.

Required Documentation


How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Call the CAP office at 724-357-6228.

Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility

Fully accessible. Handicap parking is available.

Languages Spoken or Available