Family Therapy Clinic Research Study - NIU - School of Family, Consumer & Nutrition Sciences

The Family Therapy Clinic of NIU

The Families with Children with Disabilities Therapy Program & Research Study

Sponsored by the Family Therapy Clinic of NIU and the DeKalb County Community Foundation

About the study

Do you have a child (0-18 years old) with a disability and are you interested in family therapy?

The Family Therapy Clinic of NIU is conducting a research study on the effects of family therapy on families with children with disabilities. The results of th is study will help family therapists know more about families with children with disabilities, how a family coping was affected by therapy, and what families found to be helpful about the services they were provided. 

You may be eligible to have fees for the therapy waived for up to ten sessions. There will be a limited number of participants accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

You can talk to a therapist about things such as:

  • Parenting
  • Family Adjustment
  • Stress Management
  • Depression, Anxiety, or Frustrations

Therapists are master's level students from the Marriage & Family Therapy Program at NIU. The student therapists receive ongoing supervision from licensed clinical MFT faculty. To help therapists learn, all sessions are videorecorded.


The Family Therapy Clinic is conveniently located on the NIU campus on the first floor of Wirtz Hall (the north entrance of the building). Our building is located near the corner of Lucinda Avenue and Garden Road. We are a fully accessible facility.

Free parking

Parking is available in the lot across from Wirtz Hall. Parking permits are available.

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like to join the study call the Family Therapy Clinic of NIU at 815-753-1684