The Institute for Individual and Family Counseling (IIFC) has been an important and valued part of the University of Miami’s community outreach commitment. At this time, a decision has been made to suspend IIFC’s services for one year, starting July 30, 2022. For almost half a century, the IIFC, which is housed in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies within the School of Education and Human Development, has provided low-cost counseling services to the local community while providing a model-training environment for graduate students in Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Counseling Psychology. The School of Education and Human Development is committed to resume IIFC’s outreach and training services after a one-year hiatus. All records continue to remain available by contacting the UM IIFC at 305-284-6949 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute for Individual and Family Counseling (IIFC) is a training clinic for graduate students in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies within the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami. Due to COVID-19, our clinic is providing all services via teletherapy using Zoom. All students practice under the direct supervision of University of Miami faculty that are licensed in their field of practice. To facilitate supervision, all sessions must be video recorded. These recordings are confidential. The existence of the IIFC represents a significant commitment on the part of the School of Education and Human Development and the University of Miami to provide a model-training environment for its graduate students in mental health counseling and counseling psychology, as well as offer a valuable community service.
The primary mission of the IIFC is to train mental health professionals while providing affordable counseling services to the local community and serving as a center for counseling research. The training involves the development of a strong professional identity as a mental health care provider including ethical, clinical, business, and research practice. The IIFC uses diverse therapeutic models and approaches to address a wide-range of counseling issues for individuals, couples, and families.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to excellence in serving the needs of our diverse south Florida residence. We affirm individuals of all races, ethnic backgrounds, cultures, ages, genders, sexual orientations, religions, spirituality, social classes, and abilities. We train in culturally competent assessment, practices, and evaluation. Our student clinicians and supervisors also represent a diversity of backgrounds.