Goals and Mission

The mission of the PCC is threefold: 1) to provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based psychological assessment and intervention services for individuals and families in Lincoln and surrounding areas; 2) to provide excellent professional development and clinical practice training for CPTP doctoral students in a behavioral health outpatient clinic that serves the general population; and, 3) to conduct assessment- and treatment-relevant research that contributes to knowledge and practice regarding psychopathology, clinical assessment, and treatment across the lifespan. The goal of all PCC services is to integrate the clinical, training, and research aspects of the PCC mission into exceptional services that are grounded in and contribute to state-of-the-art research. Such integrated experience is the standard for graduate student clinical training in the scientist-practitioner tradition.

The PCC faculty, doctoral students, and staff are committed to providing services and conducting research in the scientist-practitioner tradition, with a particular emphasis on evidence-based practice and adherence to the ethical standards of psychology. Evidence-based practices are defined as “the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences,” (American Psychological Association, 2005).