About the CCAC

The SUU Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic (CCAC) is dedicated to facilitating the education and training of psychologists as broadly trained scientist-practitioners through the provision of empirically supported psychological services to adults, children, and families in Iron County and surrounding areas. The CCAC was established in 2023 as part of the clinical psychology doctoral program (Psy.D) at Southern Utah University. Therapists are qualified psychologists-in-training who are supervised by licensed full-time or adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at SUU.

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Student Therapists

Practicum students in clinical psychology are trainees. As such, they are at the CCAC to gain clinical experience, under the supervision of more experienced clinicians. Practicum students are not licensed practitioners. The CCAC is not a crisis center. As such, the clinic cannot provide 24-hr access to therapists. The CCAC is a training clinic and all services provided to CCAC clients are digitally-recorded and supervised by licensed psychologists.

Services Not Offered

The CCAC is not a crisis center. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room. You can also take a look at our other Crisis Resources

In general, the CCAC does not accept referrals for clients whose psychotherapeutic service needs extend beyond those that might be regularly available (e.g., weekly sessions, time-limited services). If at any point a CCAC supervisor determines that we cannot ethically accept or continue to meet the needs of any individual with the level of care appropriate to their needs, they will work to find appropriate referrals.

In addition, the following types of referrals will typically be referred for alternate care:

  • Individuals with untreated active psychotic symptoms.
  • Individuals who are currently actively suicidal or dangerous to others.
  • Individuals with more extensive mental health needs who require ancillary services not provided at the CCAC (e.g., medication management, case management, coordinated care with psychiatrist, physician, dietician, etc) and who refuse to adhere to recommendations for such services.
  • Individuals in acute crisis who require 24-hr emergency access to a clinician;
  • Individuals requiring specialized treatment or assessment that the CCAC cannot provide (e.g., acute or intensive substance use disorder treatment, acute or intensive eating disorder symptomatology).
  • Individuals needing court-related or court-ordered services or involved in ongoing legal proceedings (e.g., custody hearings, lawsuits), wherein their CCAC records might be subpoenaed and/or CCAC staff may be called to testify in court. This does not necessarily involve mandated reporting in the process of therapy, though appropriateness of the case will continue to be monitored.

As a training and research center, the CCAC does screen (and provide ongoing evaluation of) the appropriateness of our services for each individual CCAC client. If the services available at the CCAC are not appropriate/sufficient for the needs of a particular client as determined by clinic policy, the clinic Director, and/or individual supervisors, a referral to a more appropriate helping resource is made.

Please visit our community referrals page for other potential providers for circumstances identified above.

The CCAC does not and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, nationality, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

Clinic Hours

Day Time
Monday 4pm - 9pm
Tuesday 8am - 9pm
Wednesday 2pm - 9pm
Thursday 8am - 9pm
Friday 8am - 5pm


Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic