Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Department of Psychology
Psychology Clinic Services
Our clinic provides the following services;
- Individual psychotherapy for children & adults
- Family therapy
- Marital/Couples therapy
Individual Psychotherapy for Children and Adults
Individual psychotherapy is the most frequently requested service in the Clinic. This treatment modality is used at the client's request or when deemed most suitable by the therapist. It is most common when the person brings concerns about self-image, values, distressing affect that are not clearly connected to interactions with specific others.
Family therapy is the second most requested service in the Psychology Clinic. It is typically initiated when a child in the family is experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties. This form of therapy is relied upon in these situations because it is generally the case that the problem the child manifests can be dealt with effectively by helping the family to help the child. Depending upon the circumstances, all family members may be seen together, or particular subsets of family members such as just the parents, or only the males, for example, may be seen. More rarely family members may come to some sessions individually as a part of family treatment.
This type of therapy in which partners in a close relationship meet together with a therapist, is used to work on problems that are central to the relationship, and not in instances where individual mental health issues of are primary concern. If necessary, however, this form of treatment can be used in conjunction with individual treatment for one or both of the partners.
The Clinic can provide certain types of formal assessment of intellect and personality. These are available upon referral from other professionals.
Types of concerns clients bring to the Clinic
- Eating disorders
- Self-esteem/Identity issues
- Attention problems
- Work-related issues
- Mood disorders
- Personality issues
- Interpersonal difficulties
- Oppositional defiant disorder
- Grief/Loss issues
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Adjustment disorders
- Anger issues
- Social-skills concerns
- Life change issues