College of Arts & Sciences Clinical Psychology

Psychological Services Center

The Psychological Services Center is an outpatient clinic which provides treatment services to children, adults, couples and families through a variety of modalities including brief, longer term, individual, marital, family and group psychotherapy. All services are confidential.

Testing and Evaluation

Intellectual and personality assessments for schools, physicians, Social Services, Vocational Rehabilitation and other agencies and professionals are provided. Neuropsychological screens are also available.

Consultation and Testing

Consultation to professionals and agencies on individual cases and general program is available from the clinical faculty and doctoral students.

This service also provides assistance in the development of new programs and is not limited to interventions of a clinical nature.

Training workshops on a wide variety of topics may be arranged for individual and groups. Examples include stress management, eating disorders, child abuse, depression, spouse abuse and suicide prevention.

After-Hour Services

There are a couple of alternatives for after-hour telephone crises services, which include the Lewis and Clark Behavioral Health Services in Yankton at 1-800-765-3382 and a 24-hour community information and crisis line in Sioux Falls called the "HELPline" at 605-339-4357. This service also provides the state of South Dakota with crisis and emergency service and information for suicide, 1-800-SUICIDE. 


The center is located in Vermillion on the main campus of the University of South Dakota. It is housed in the first floor of the Old South Dakota Union building across from the intersection of Clark and Harvard Streets. Upon entering the building, take a left and enter the Center through the set of glass double doors (room 112).


Services are provided in part by clinical faculty, but primarily by doctoral students in clinical psychology. At the time of referral or initial contact a screening interview will be scheduled. The purpose of this interview is to determine the nature of the presenting problem and its appropriateness for overview if Center policies and procedures is offered and a fee for service is set during this time. From this interview, the specific type of treatment/evaluation is prescribed and the client(s) is referred to a therapist in the Center.


The Psychological Services Center is part of the American Psychological Association accredited doctoral training program in Clinical Psychology. The Center is comprised by licensed psychologists who comprise the clinical faculty and approximately 30 doctoral students. The Center provides a variety of psychological services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. It serves as a teaching, training, and research center supported by the Department of Psychology and the University.


A one-time $20.00 fee is charged to all clients at the end of the first clinical session. This fee covers assessment materials and general administrative costs. Full-time USD students pay only the $20.00 initial fee. In addition to the $20.00 fee, community clients are charged fees on a sliding scale. Family of full-time students, part-time students, USD faculty and staff members and their immediate families are charged one-half of the sliding scale fee.


We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for the noon hours) and evenings by appointment during the academic year.

Psychological Services Center
South Dakota Union #112
Department of Psychology
The University of South Dakota
(605) 677-5354