Services Provided by the Psychology Clinic
Clinical services provided primarily reflect the specialty areas of the faculty members of the Psychology Department at ISU. Providers may offer psychological testing for DSM-5 diagnoses and evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, including but not limited to the following specialty services:
- Evidence-based treatment for Depressive, Anxiety, and other DSM-5 Disorders
- Treatment for sleep and impulse control difficulties
- Treatment for interpersonal/relationship issues
- Assessment and treatment for externalizing and internalizing problems in children and adolescents, including specializations in feeding difficulties, selective mutism, developmental disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Child and adult evaluations for ADHD, Specific Learning Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities
The Psychology Clinic is a training and behavioral health care center connected with the ISU Psychology Department. This treatment facility, which was established in 1978, provides training for doctoral students in the clinical psychology program as well as a low cost treatment option for children and adults living in Southeastern Idaho.
Services are not restricted to the university and in fact most clients are community members. Clients work collaboratively with psychology trainees and the supervising clinical faculty to resolve mental health difficulties and reach personal goals.
All assistance and records are confidential, except as excluded by law.
For further information about the clinic please call (208) 282-2129.
Clinic Staff and Supervisors
The Psychology Clinic is staffed by the Clinic Director (Nicki Aubuchon-Endsley, Ph.D.), our clinic secretary (Natalie), five full time clinical faculty, two graduate assistants and approximately 20 students from the clinical training program.
- Nicki Aubuchon-Endsley, Ph.D., Clinic Director, provides assessment supervision to students conducting broad range of assessments. She also has expertise in cognitive and behavioral interventions for changing unhealthy behavior as well as women's mental health.
- Chris Fairholme, Ph.D., provides brief, cognitive-behavioral treatments to adults for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and depressive disorders. He also has expertise in treating insomnia and related sleep problems.
- Steven Lawyer, Ph.D., provides brief and cognitive-behavioral therapies for mood-related problems, such as anxiety and depression. He has expertise in treating anxiety and trauma-related problems.
- Shannon Lynch, Ph.D., provides integrative trauma treatment, individual and group treatment for a wide range of presenting concerns, and treatment for families, couples, and adolescents.
- Robert Rieske, Ph.D., provides assessment and treatment services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as treatment of children with internalizing (e.g., anxiety and depression) and externalizing (e.g., aggression) behavior problems. Additional specialty services include gifted testing, feeding therapy, and treatment of selective mutism.
- Joshua Swift, Ph.D., provides a broad range of integrative treatments for adults, including specialization in the treatment of addictions (e.g., smoking and gambling).
All faculty are licensed in the State of Idaho or working under supervision toward licensure.
The Psychology Clinic participates in the ISU Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team during spring semester, providing psychological assessments of youth presenting with multiple disabilities.
The ISU Psychology Clinic is located on the fifth floor of Garrison House, Building 63, on East Terry Avenue. Enter the parking lot between Garrison House and the Education Building. The physical address is 1400 E. Terry Street, Pocatello, ID 83209.
You will need to obtain a parking pass from the Clinic Secretary before parking in this lot.
Look for the white "Patient/Client Parking" signs. These are the first 6 parking spots on the right-hand side of the lot.
Please place the Guest Parking Pass on the left side of your dashboard to avoid receiving a parking ticket. Unfortunately, we can NOT reverse parking tickets.
The clinic is open year-round but has more limited availability of services in the summer. Hours are generally restricted to the workday, 9am to 6pm during the academic year and 9am to 5:30pm in the summer. Some services may have a waiting list, although clients can usually obtain services within one month. Individuals who cannot be served or cannot wait are referred to appropriate community services.
For further information or an appointment call (208) 282-2129.
Clinic Fees and Charges
There is no charge for an initial, individual adult-consultation. ISU students, faculty and staff receive a fee reduction, however, students should always contact the ISU Counseling and Testing Center (208-282-2130) where services are provided to students at no cost.
Fees at the ISU Psychology Clinic are based on a sliding fee scale similar to that used by public sector agencies such as the Department of Health and Welfare. Separate fees have been established for special services (e.g. assessments, forensic work).
Since we are a training facility with student therapist involvement, insurance companies are often not obligated to cover our services. Upon request, we will assist clients who wish to file insurance claims, but we are unable to file a claim for you.
All clients sign an informed consent and fee agreement. Clients are expected to pay at least half of their assessment fee when services commence.
Some faculty may see patients themselves through the Faculty Practice Plan (FPP); patients participating in the FPP are billed at the lower limit of prevailing community rates.
To make an online payment, please click on the following link: https://commerce.cashnet.com/isupsycclinicacctfees, enter the amount that you would like to pay, add this payment to your basket, and check out. Your current balance can be retrieved from your last monthly bill or by contacting the clinic directly.
Clinic Training Admission and Facilities
The Psychology Clinic is a training facility. Special conditions surrounding the training function of the clinic (e.g., role of students, research options, protocol limitations) are explained at the time of initial consultation if applicable.
The physical structure includes six standard treatment/consultation rooms, two testing areas, a child playroom, and several group/conference rooms, all equipped with standard observational facilities. Our facility includes a computer lab and library for graduate student use, as well as video conferencing capabilities.
Computerized administration and/or scoring is available for frequently used psychological tests (e.g., WAIS-IV/WMS-IV, MMPI-2, PAI).
Library searches using Psych INFO and medical databases can also be conducted on site.
The clinic exposes psychology students to a variety of different training experiences, providing both individual and group supervision in practicum. Specialty workshops by external faculty (e.g., crisis management, Pediatric Health Psychology) are provided annually.
For further information about our clinical training program at ISU and the admissions process, please refer to our Clinical Psychology page.
Psychology Clinic during Emergency Situations
The Psychology Clinic is not equipped to offer treatment to individuals who are presently a danger to themselves or others or need immediate emergency intervention. Emergency services are provided by:
|Immediate Emergency:||Dial 911|
|Portneuf Medical Center, New Campus:||(208) 239-1800 (Emergency Room)|
|Human Development Center:|
|Adult Mental Health Unit:||(208) 234-7900, 8-5 PM Weekdays|
|Children's Mental Health Unit:||(208) 234-7900, 8-5 PM Weekdays|
|Emergency after hours on call
Mental Health Department
|(208) 234-8685 or (208) 234-7900 (follow after-hours instructions)|
|Idaho CARE Line:||Dial 211|
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and/or the Veterans Crisis Line:||1-800-273-TALK|