Center for Assessment and Psychological Services

Welcome to the Center for Assessment and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Psychology Department, Radford University (RU)

The Center for Assessment and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides assessment, consultation, professional development training, and counseling/intervention services for the pediatric through young adult population.  

CAPS utilizes a team-based approach to our evaluation and therapy service delivery, with advanced level graduate psychology students providing services under the direct supervision of licensed RU psychology faculty. 

CAPS has a dual mission:

·       providing quality psychological services to the RU community and regional community members at reduced fees; and

·       providing on campus clinical and research training experiences for graduate psychology students in our pediatric/school psychology and counseling psychology graduate programs.

Polices, Fees and Payment

Clients do not have to be affiliated with RU to use CAPS services. Clients are provided services by appointment only—we do not provide walk-in, crisis or emergency services. Given graduate student involvement in service delivery, we also do not provide services to clients that are currently suicidal, violent, or those seeking evaluations for legal purposes (e.g., custody issues).  

CAPS has a sliding scale and payment plans for evaluation and intervention/counseling services. We provide services at a reduced fee—often 2-3 times lower than private practice evaluation services.  We do not accept insurance and insurance providers do not typically reimburse for services provided for a flat fee and/or by graduate student trainees. For this reason, agreeing to receive services at CAPS means you will pay the full costs for services received out-of-pocket. Clients may wish to contact their insurance company to determine if they can be reimbursed directly for all, or a portion, of our fees. You are also welcome to contact your health plan for additional information or if you wish to find an in-network provider or facility. CAPS clients are entitled to protections under the No Surprises Act and A Good Faith Estimate of charges will be provided to you prior to your first appointment.  Information regarding your rights under this law can be found here.
We only accept cash, check or money order at this time. Please contact us directly by email ( for more information about current fees and polices.

Hours of Operation

CAPS is typically open Monday through Friday (8:00am-5:00pm) across RU Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. Appointments in the evening (5:00-7:30pm) or when RU is on break are available by request.

Requests for Services

CAPS accepts self-referrals and does not require a referral from a mental health or medical provider prior to services.  Clients can complete requests for services here.  We strongly encourage clients to contact CAPS for information regarding our current services, fees, and waitlist timelines prior to completing the online request for services.

For more information about our services please contact CAPS staff:

Location: Hemphill Hall 5201 (5th floor), Campus Map

Email: (preferred method of contact)

Phone: 540-831-5019

Fax:     540-831-6113

CAPS Licensed Faculty Supervisors:

Mrs. Emily Dove, Director of CAPS, Special Purpose Faculty, Psychology Department

Dr. Jennifer Mabry, Clinical Supervisor, Associate Professor, Psychology Department

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