Diverse research facilities are available for faculty and student research, including laboratories in the Psychology Department, the local public schools, the Campus Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Lab, the Beckman Institute, and Carle and OSF Heart of Mary Medical Centers. Resources at these sites include a variety of psychophysiology labs including EEG and fMRI. Extensive computer facilities and consulting services are available in the Psychology Department and other departments around campus.
The major setting operated by the Department of Psychology for applied training and clinical research is the Psychological Services Center, where the majority of clinical training takes place. The PSC offers assessment, treatment, and consultation services to individuals, couples, families, and organizations in the community. The clientele include children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of socio-economic and cultural-ethnic backgrounds. Specialized practica are offered in topics such as clinical neuropsychology, psychological testing, child/adolescent assessment and treatment, multicultural counseling, mood and anxiety disorders, adult group therapy, forensic consultation and evaluation, community and organizational consultation and neighborhood organization. Our faculty and students have also developed working relationships with local institutions and service agencies (e.g., schools, inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient mental health clinic, police departments, probations office, refugee assistance center, women's shelters, residential treatment facility for children and adolescents) to facilitate research and training in applied work. The PSC is staffed by graduate students and faculty from the Psychology Department and allied departments and is administered by a full-time professional director.
Affiliated Departments, Programs, and Institutes
Some faculty members in Clinical-Community psychology have appointments in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Other members have affiliations or appointments with the Gender & Women's Studies program and Asian American Studies program. In addition, faculty and students collaborate with faculty members in other program areas within the Department (e.g., Social-Personality, Developmental, Visual Cognition & Human Performance) and other departments at the U of I (e.g., Educational Psychology, Anthropology, and Human & Community Development). Our faculty and students also participate in a number of cross-campus initiatives such as Promoting Family Resiliency.