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SIU Clinical Center celebrating 60 years of training and service to the community

The Clinical Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

Partnering with the community

For the last two years, the Clinical Center has partnered with Jackson County to waive fees for psychological assessments for those who qualify. Additionally, the center often works with DCFS on certain cases, along with receiving assessment and counseling cases by court order.

This 60th anniversary is a time to commemorate these partnerships and valuable support, while welcoming community members to learn more about the many services available to them.

 The Clinical Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has been part of the Southern Illinois Community since 1958. The Clinical Center serves as a training and research site for various campus departments that train professionals for work in psychological, educational and Speech & Language services. In that training and research capacity we provide a range of services designed to improve the lives of the individuals we serve. Our clients come from many walks of life. Some are associated with SIUC; many are not.


  • Psychological assessments including learning disability and attention deficit disorder
  • Speech and language assessments (e.g., articulation, phonological development, voice, stuttering, receptive and expressive language, auditory processing, aphasia, cognitive-linguistic, oral-motor, swallowing)
  • Intakes are conducted for all new clients seeking psychological services

Of note, the Clinical Center does NOT provide disability, custody or court assessments.

Counseling/Treatment Interventions

  • Speech & Language treatment (e.g., language, speech, sound production, stuttering, speech reading, aphasia rehabilitation, voice and aural rehabilitation)
  • Individual and group counseling (including child, adolescent and adult)
  • Family and couples counseling
  • Parent training

Faculty Practice Plan

If an individual prefers to work with a licensed faculty supervisor, some supervisors participate in our faculty practice plan. Please review faculty profiles and areas of expertise to learn more. The rates for service are different for seeing licensed faculty clinicians. It is important for you to know that we do not bill insurance for these services.  For more information about our Faculty Clinicians and their services, Click Here.

Group Therapy

Action-Based Skills Group

Tuesdays: 5:30-7:00pm
Contact: Amber Drake
Phone: (618) 453-2361
See flyer

Assertiveness Skills Group

Thursdays: 5:30-7:00pm
Contact: Amber Drake
Phone: (618) 453-2361
See flyer

Mindfullness Group

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm
Contact: Amber Drake
Phone: (618) 453-2361
See Flyer

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Research Projects/Free Clinical Services:

Faculty members conduct research at the university participating in voluntary and in some cases, providing free treatment opportunities.

Is Your Child Nervous or Sad? Join an 8-week study to examine Computer Activity Trainings (CATs) for decreasing negative thoughts in children between the ages of 8-12 years. Parent-child dyads earn up to $100 in Wal-Mart gift cards and receive symptom reports at study conclusion. In this 8-week study, children and their parent answer questions about thoughts and feelings and complete computer tasks 1x per week in the lab. Children also complete the computer activities 2x per week at home.

In order to determine your child’s eligibility for the study we will need you to fill out an online screening to let you know if your child is eligible for our study. Click here for the survey!

For more information, see our flyer or please call Julia at (618) 453-3572 or email at

Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of the SIUC Clinical Center to provide equal educational and training opportunities for all qualified students, and clinical services to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a disabled veteran of the Vietnam era, sexual orientation sexual identity, or marital or family status.