Department of Psychology


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

For further information, explore links in the sidebar or call, write, or email the program’s coordinator: Dr. Kristy Keefe, Department of Psychology, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle Macomb, IL 61455-1309 Phone: (309) 298-1919. E-mail: