Department of Psychology

Hands on Clinical Training Beginning the First Semester

Dedicated and Committed Faculty

Scholarships Awarded to High Achieving Students

Small Class Sizes for Individualized Learning

100% of Graduates Who Apply Successfully Earn Clinical Licensure

Clinical/Community Mental Health

Fast Facts about the Clinical/Community Mental Health Program:

  • The C/CMH program prepares students for responsibilities as professional mental health clinicians. Students receive actual clinical experience from the beginning of the program, through participation in our community Psychology Clinic
  • The C/CMH program has been approved as meeting educational requirements for Illinois LPC/LCPC licensure. The program includes two on-campus years of theoretical and applied coursework, followed by a 9-12 month internship that the student selects
  • Graduate assistantships are available within the department for first-year students and across campus for second-year students. Assistantships provide a monthly stipend and tuition waiver
  • Class sizes remain small throughout the program. The Clinical/Community Mental Health program is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) through August 2027
  • Applications will be accepted until the program is filled but the deadline for priority admission consideration is February 1st
  • State counseling licensure board directory:

For further information, explore links in the sidebar or email the program’s coordinator: 

Dr. Leigh Ann Fisler

Department of Psychology, Western Illinois University

1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1309