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Studying psychology at Saint Louis University isn't just about learning what makes people tick - it's learning to use that awareness to change lives.

The Department of Psychology operates two centers that give students opportunities to put their knowledge to use while providing valuable services to the St. Louis community. The department encourages students and faculty at every level to experiment and innovate, finding ways to share their knowledge through publishing, professional organizations and more.

Center for the Application of Behavioral Sciences

The Center for the Application of Behavioral Sciences (CABS) works with organizations to understand human resource and organizational effectiveness issues that impact their organization's success. The center is affiliated with the industrial-organizational program in the Department of Psychology.

Research teams are composed of faculty and graduate students. Faculty in the industrial-organizational psychology program direct applied research projects with graduate students serving as research assistants to organizations. Students are able to put their skills in research methods, statistics and industrial-organizational psychology to work by assisting organizations in developing solutions to their organizational issues.

Our team uses surveys, interviews, focus groups, records analysis and systematic observation to provide valuable insights for organizations. We systematically collect and analyze important information about human resource issues and the effectiveness of organizational functioning. Using this data-driven process we co-design effective business solutions to improve organizational functioning.

We have proven results and an extensive client list including Ameren, Drury Hotels and Energizer.


Our extensive experience conducting organizational assessments and leading organizational development allows us to find the service that’s right for any small or medium business. Our affordable services utilize the intellectual capital and advanced technologies of Saint Louis University.

Organization Systems Assessment
  • Model Construction
  • Knowledge Management
  • "Balanced Scorecard"


Culture / Climate Surveys
  •  Cultural Audit
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Employee Opinion and Satisfaction
  • Customer Needs and Satisfaction
Work Team Effectiveness
  • Work Flow
  • Meeting Management
  • Cooperation and Conflict
Performance Analysis
  • Program Evaluation
  • Occupational Stress
  • Training Needs Assessment
Development Methods
  • Change Management
  • Training and Learning Solutions
  • Team Building
  • Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic Planning

Benefits of Organizational Assessment and Development

  • Identify barriers and facilitators to effective operation.
  • Clarify organizational strengths and obtain information to solve problems.
  • Improve business efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Gain sustainable advantage.
  • Improve employee satisfaction and well-being.
  • Assess "organizational health."
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a new program.
  • Create readiness for change.
  • Compare your organization to others in your business sector.
  • Gain insight into the needs of you customers.
  • Get beyond the symptoms to the root of organizational problems.

Contact the Center for the Application of Behavioral Sciences

Edward J. Sabin, Ph.D.
CABS Director

Psychological Services Center

The Psychological Services Center at Saint Louis University is an outpatient mental health center operated by SLU's Department of Psychology. Founded in the Jesuit tradition of service and compassion to others, we provide quality, professional and affordable psychological services to the community.

Counseling, psychotherapy and psychological assessment are provided by doctoral students in clinical psychology under the supervision of licensed clinical psychology faculty. Clients include children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, couples and families.

We use the latest knowledge on effective assessment practices and treatment interventions to provide these services. In addition, when you choose the Psychological Services Center, you benefit from the enrichment of a team-based treatment approach where your clinician receives intensive supervisory input.


We provide psychological evaluations for a variety of cognitive, educational, emotional and behavioral difficulties for both children and adults. Some of the types of evaluations we provide include:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Learning Difficulties/Disability
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • IQ and Giftedness
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Comprehensive Evaluation

Benefits of Psychological Evaluation

Psychological evaluations provide a structured, organized, and succinct description of an individual's current psychological functioning, including cognitive, behavioral, and emotional strengths and challenges. The evaluation includes a written report with recommendations for improvement or accommodations, where appropriate. We also provide verbal feedback about the results so you have the opportunity to ask questions.

Evaluations are tailored to the individual, but in general the process includes the following:

  • Two to four appointments of a few hours each, although we can make scheduling accommodations for individuals who are out of state or have a lengthy commute to the center.
  • A clinical interview and an assessment that includes a range of psychological tests depending on the specific nature of the presenting issues or referral questions.
  • An integrated report within three to four weeks of your final assessment session; this report includes findings and helpful and practical recommendations (including suggestions for accommodations).

We may ask you to fill out forms ahead of time and/or bring school or medical records to the appointment.

Fees and Retainer

The Psychological Services Center charges on a sliding fee scale based on gross household annual income and the type of evaluation you are seeking. Fees for assessments vary according to the amount of time and expertise the assessment requires. We require a $50 retainer for all assessments before we set an appointment. Fees are provided during the intake before you begin the assessment.

  • Counseling and psychotherapy: $10 to $65
  • IQ Only: $165
  • LD/ADHD Evaluation: $150 to $800
  • Psychological Evaluation: $85 to $450
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation: $200 to $875

The Psychological Services Center is not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare. We do not bill for insurance but are happy to provide you a receipt to submit to your insurance carrier.

Scheduling Appointments

To schedule an appointment, please call 314-977-2278. The receptionist will ask you for your contact information and then one of our intake staff, a graduate trainee, will call you for a 20-30 minute telephone interview. The purpose of the interview is to identify the services you need and match you with a clinician who is best suited to provide those services. If we are not able to provide the services you need, we will give you the name(s) of other providers. After the phone interview, you are assigned to a clinician who will call you to set an appointment. All requests for services are handled confidentially.

We aim to contact you for the telephone interview within 24 hours after you have spoken with the receptionist and within a week after the intake to set an appointment. If you need specialized treatment or assessment (e.g., child, trauma, eating disorders), it can sometimes take longer since the clinician might not be immediately available.