Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic

The Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic is part of the Psychological Services Center (PSC). Our assessment and counseling services include the measurement of important aspects of our clients’ work personalities.

The mission of the Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic is to provide effective, affordable career counseling services to adolescents and adults in greater Northern Colorado with career development needs.  CCAC uses scientifically-supported assessments to help identify key aspects of clients’ work personalities, and assists clients in identifying occupations and training programs that fit well with their strengths.

Psychological Services Center (PSC) Director: Dr. Brad Conner.

CCAC Supervisor: Dr. Bryan J. Dik.

Counselors: Advanced graduate students with doctoral-level training in general psychotherapy, career counseling and vocational assessment.

The Psychological Services Center
C-36 Andrew G. Clark Building
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1876
Telephone: (970) 491-5212
Fax: (970) 491-3380

General psychotherapy and assessment services:

PSC has a sliding fee scale and clients pay in accordance with their gross annual family income and the number of dependents in their family.  The sliding fee for the 5-session vocational assessment and counseling program ranges from $200 to $850, with additional sessions beyond the five one-hour meetings also available at a sliding fee.

High School Assessments:

PSC has a sliding fee scale and clients pay in accordance with their gross annual family income and the number of dependents in their family.  Options are $200 and $350, with additional sessions available at $50 per hour with $100 due at the initial session and the balance payable prior to testing.

PSC provides vocational assessment and counseling services to the full spectrum of voluntary clients, including (but not limited to) self-referred individuals, referrals from other mental health professionals, clients of public and private community agencies, and employees of business and industrial organizations.

Our assessment and counseling services include the measurement of important aspects of our clients’ work personalities.  In their meetings with counselors, clients discuss the compatibility of their work personalities with various occupational fields and work environments.

Testing includes measurement of:

  • Abilities, such as verbal, numerical, clerical, and spatial
  • Values related to work environments, such as autonomy, status, altruism, and security
  • Interests such as technical, scientific, artistic, and enterprising
  • Personality traits relevant to work, such as interpersonal style, achievement style, independence, and flexibility.

Predictions of likely success and likely satisfaction in representative occupations are discussed based on test results and in-session discussion. In addition to test scores, clients often find it useful to talk with their counselor about how various career options fit with their overall lifestyle and life goals.

Our 5-session program includes:

  • a one-hour individual orientation session
  • a comprehensive battery of vocational tests
  • four one-hour individual sessions to review your test results and discuss your career options
  • a written integrative summary of your assessment results

Sessions with your counselor focus on exploring, understanding, and integrating your assessment information.  This process is a cooperative effort between you and your counselor that is guided by your specific goals.

The 5-session program typically is completed within seven to eight weeks from the initial orientation session.  The fee for the program ranges from $200-$850, depending on your income and number of dependents.  Additional follow-up sessions beyond the standard program are available and also are based on a sliding fee scale.

Appointments may be arranged at your convenience, and typically occur between 8:00 am to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Our 5-session program includes:

  • a one-hour individual orientation session
  • a comprehensive battery of vocational tests
  • four one-hour individual sessions to review your test results and discuss your career options
  • a written integrative summary of your assessment results

Sessions with your counselor focus on exploring, understanding, and integrating your assessment information.  This process is a cooperative effort between you and your counselor that is guided by your specific goals.

The 5-session program typically is completed within seven to eight weeks from the initial orientation session.  The fee for the program ranges from $200-$850, depending on your income and number of dependents.  Additional follow-up sessions beyond the standard program are available and also are based on a sliding fee scale.

Appointments may be arranged at your convenience, and typically occur between 8:00 am to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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