Westside Psychological Services receives $50K grant

Westside Psychological Services at Roberts Wesleyan University was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Butterfield Foundation, which provides grants to Christian nonprofit organizations that meet the whole-person health care needs of people who are underserved or uninsured.

The funds will enable the clinic to become more self-sustaining by supporting the purchase of new testing kits and computer equipment, including a variety of clinical tools, cognitive measures and assessment instruments used to evaluate and diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at places like this Family Therapy Calgary clinic.

“We’re grateful to the Butterfield Foundation for this generous gift, which will significantly improve our ability to provide psychological assessment services to the Greater Rochester community and expand Westside Psychological Services,” said Cheryl Repass, professor of psychology, department chairwoman and traditional undergraduate and graduate program co-director at Roberts Wesleyan University. “The testing kits will expand access to ASD evaluation services to keep pace with the demand in our area for these evaluations and will also allow for additional student clinicians to serve more clients each week.”

Westside Psychological Services at Roberts Wesleyan University provides a broad range of affordable, evidence-based assessment and therapy services for children, adolescents, families and adults. Part of the community institutes at the university, Westside Psychological Services also serves as a training center for psychotherapy and diagnostics, where clinicians assess and treat clients using approaches that are validated by recent research and matched to the individual needs of clients. Clinicians include staff psychologists, faculty members in the Roberts Wesleyan University psychology department, and doctoral students in the university’s clinical/school psychology program working under the supervision of licensed faculty.