Human Services Center
The mission of the Human Service Center is to serve as the community-outreach arm of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists. The main focus of the Center is to address the mental health needs of the community by promoting psychology to the public. The ways in which the Center accomplishes this mission is to provide low-cost psychological services to those in need, educational programs for professionals and the public, referral services to help find suitable therapists for those seeking counseling, professional development and mentoring of graduate students, and community updates in the areas of psychological treatment, training, mental-health prevention programs, social-activism, and legislation / public policy.
For more information on these services call the PSCP office
HSC Client Services: Affordable and low-fee psychotherapy services are offered to those in the community who are not able to pay full fees. Interested parties contract with one of our volunteer therapists in their vicinity, at a reduced cost; and the money is donated back to the center. All therapists are highly qualified and experienced.
HSC Referral Services: General referral services are offered to those in the community looking for a qualified and experienced therapist in their area. This is accomplished by contacting our administrative office. Typically these therapists are general members of the Society and knowledge of their clinical expertise comes in the way of their history and affiliation with PSCP.
Student Liaison: A program that is offered to psychology graduate students who are interested in advancing their entry into the world of professional psychology. Through their affiliation with PSCP, graduate students may attend free networking events, which may assist them in procuring practicums, interships, jobs, post-docs, and other clinical placements and experiences. In addition, by becoming student members, graduate students may seek out opportunities within the Society such as acting as a student liaison to the Board and being mentored by a seasoned professional. Graduate students are also eligible for reduced therapy fees through HSC Client Services.
Public Policy: A program that is offered to the public which not only acts as a clearing house of information regarding updates in public policy, legislation, human rights, social responsibility, and clinical information, but also informs the public of community based programs in the areas of school psychology, trauma prevention, and substance abuse. (See "Social Action" under "For the Public" on the Main Menu.)