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McKee Assessment and Psychological Services Clinic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the McKee Assessment and Psychological Services Clinic is following CDC guidelines as well as state and university mandated health requirements to ensure the safety of our clients, students, and faculty. For the Fall 2021 clinic rotation, both traditional in-person and teleassessment services will be offered. All clients will be expected to wear a mask while visiting the clinic. Our primary goal is to protect the health and safety of our clients, graduate students, and staff while still maintaining high quality care and service. We will continue to monitor all COVID-19 updates and will modify our procedures as needed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the McKee Clinic at 828.227.2473 or by email at wcumckeeclinic@wcu.edu.

  • All clients, graduate student clinicians, and faculty are required to wear a mask while in the clinic.
  • Clients will complete a COVID-19 screening over the phone the day before their scheduled testing/intake as well as the day of their scheduled testing/intake prior to entering the building.
  • All clients, students, and faculty who enter the clinic are required to have their temperature taken. The clinic has been suited with a temperature reading kiosk for taller children and adults. Shorter children will have their temperature read by a digital thermometer at the clinic coordinator’s desk window. If a high temperature is read or other symptoms associated with COVID are present our clinic coordinator will assist with rescheduling your appointment.
  • All clinic testing rooms will only be used once per day for the safety of all individuals. Sessions will most likely occur in the morning to provide adequate time for the testing session and adherence to cleaning protocols following each testing session. 
  • Currently, in-person sessions will be offered. Faculty, graduate student clinicians, staff, and clients are expected to wear their mask at all times. Student clinicians may also choose to wear face shields. Plexiglass dividers will also be used in each testing room to reduce contact and potential exposure. 
  • All initial intake sessions with graduate student clinicians and supervising faculty will be conducted remotely over Zoom. This will require clients to have reliable Wi-Fi and a safe quiet space with good lighting and sound. If this is not possible for any reason, an in-office remote intake session can be accommodated.
  • Clients can expect to participate in two, remote testing sessions at the McKee Clinic. For our client’s safety, we will take all measures to limit the need for individuals to come into the clinic, but additional sessions may be needed and will be addressed on an individual basis.
  • Testing sessions will be conducted in-office remotely. Clients will be provided with their own room for testing sessions. Graduate student clinicians will be in a separate room behind a one-way mirror with administration occurring over a secure video platform. Clients and graduate student clinicians will have no in-person contact. 
  • Once a telehealth client has entered their designated room, they will be permitted to remove their mask for testing if they choose. 
  • All testing rooms will be used by one client each day and will be cleaned thoroughly prior to and after each testing session.

  

The McKee Assessment and Psychological Services Clinic at Western Carolina University is a state of the art, not-for-profit training clinic for students in our Clinical, School, and Health Service Psychology graduate programs. The McKee clinic provides comprehensive psychological evaluations, educational and therapeutic recommendations, and consultation services to schools, parents, students, and individuals from the community. All services are provided by master and doctoral-level graduate students under the close supervision of university faculty. The McKee Assessment and Psychological Services Clinic offers invaluable training opportunities for the Psychology Departments' graduate students as well as high quality psychological assessments and services for the community.

Clients Served

A variety of clients are served by the McKee Assessment and Psychological Services Clinic including:

  • WCU students
  • Students from surrounding colleges and universities (SCC, HCC, UNC-A, AB-Tech)
  • Individuals referred by their physician and/or behavioral health provider in the WNC region
  • Children and adults from the community (self-referred)
  • Local charter schools
  • Home school students

Referral Process

Anyone interested in obtaining clinic services or referring a client for services may call the clinic at (828) 227-2473. Please provide your name, phone number, and the best time to be reached on the clinic's confidential voicemail. Ms. Pam Lakey, the clinic's administrative support associate will return your phone call and complete a very brief intake interview with you. Your case will then be assigned to one of our qualified graduate students who will contact you directly regarding the services to be provided. If you have additional questions or concerns you can also contact the clinic's director, Dr. Nathan Roth directly at (828) 227-3368.

*Please note: Case assignments are typically made in accordance with the academic calendar during the months of August/September, January/February, and May/June. Referrals may be subject to a waitlist.

Fees

The basic fee for services provided by the McKee Assessment and Psychological Services Clinic is $400. The service fee is due following your initial visit and prior to testing. All proceeds are used to further support the clinic, graduate student training, and services to the WNC community.

Directions

The McKee Assessment and Psychological Services Clinic is located on the ground level of the McKee building. Parking spaces are available for visitors behind the McKee building off of Killian Building Lane. You can also call the McKee Assessment and Psychological Services Clinic for more detailed directions at (828) 227-2473.

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