University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Elizabeth Lefler –

Dr. Nicole Skaar –


Psychological Assessment Clinic

The Psychological Assessment Clinic at the University of Northern Iowa is a not-for-profit training facility associated with the Clinical Science Psychology graduate (MA) program as well as the School Psychology graduate (Ed.S.) program.  The clinic offers comprehensive, individualized psychological and educational assessments for all ages. Clinicians are graduate students who are supervised by Clinical, Counseling, and/or School Psychology faculty members.  Dr. Seth Brown and Dr. Elizabeth Lefler are psychologists, and Dr. Nicole Skaar and Dr. Stephanie Schmitz are school psychologists. Drs. Brown, Lefler, Skaar and Schmitz are all faculty members at the University of Northern Iowa with specialized clinical and research interests in psychological assessment.

Clinic Phone Number: (319) 273-7941
Clinic Email:
Clinic Location: 0089 Bartlett Hall, UNI Campus

The clinic has three main functions:

  • To offer low-cost psychological assessment services to the University of Northern Iowa, and communities in the Northeast and Central Iowa areas
  • To provide professional clinical training for Clinical Science Psychology graduate students
  • To support clinically relevant research projects

What we do:

Some common reasons why an individual would be assessed at this facility are:

  • Evaluation of academic achievement and cognitive ability;
  • Evaluation of attention and concentration difficulties;
  • Evaluation of emotional difficulties

Each evaluation consists of three to four visits…

  1. Initial interview where the clinician will collect relevant medical, developmental, and educational history
  2. Testing session; appropriate tests and assessments will be administered
  3. Feedback meeting; the clinician will discuss conclusions and recommendations with the client

Receiving an evaluation does not guarantee a particular diagnosis.

All information gathered during the interview and assessment process are strictly confidential. Please note that parents of college age students can receive test results and/or attend the feedback meeting only with the student’s permission, due to confidentiality laws (even when parents are paying for the service).

We will gladly accept referrals from healthcare and educational professionals. Please see the contact information at the bottom of the page; you may email, call, or fax referral information.


A flat rate fee of $300.00 is set for all evaluations.

All fees include complete evaluations including: testing, test scoring, report preparation, and the feedback meeting.

Cash or check are accepted as methods of payment; we do not bill insurance. For UNI students, the option is available to charge the fees to your U-bill.

For a limited number of cases  per academic year, the fee can be reduced via a sliding scale depending on monthly family income and the number of dependents. In such cases, the client must present either a most recent pay stub or W2 statement.

Location and Contact Information:

Bartlett Hall, Room 89, ground floor

You can easily find us by entering directly from 23rd Street through the door east of the bus stop. Turn right, walk down the ramp, and we will be directly to your right!

Parking is available directly across the street in the UNI Multi-Modal Transportation Center (parking garage) or in the parking lot to the east of Bartlett Hall, across from the Catholic Student Center, in the space labeled “Psychology Client Only.”

Hours of operation vary; assessments take place by appointment. Please contact the clinic to schedule a mutually convenient time.

Contact information: 

Phone: (319) 273-7941
Fax: (319) 273-6188