In their words...

Our clients—individuals, couples, and families with mental health, language, and learning concerns—each present unique histories and special circumstances. It is our challenge to provide the most effective, scientifically and culturally informed, compassionate services possible; to train the next generation of mental health professionals to do the same; and to support collaborative, high quality research at the university.

Dr. Cheryl King, Director of the Institute for Human Adjustment

About IHA & Our Centers

Welcome to the Institute for Human Adjustment (IHA), which is comprised of the University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy; the U-M Psychological Clinic; and The University Center for the Child and the Family. Since 2009, Dr. Cheryl King has been leading IHA and has been a driving force behind its mission to serve the university and the broader community with evidence-based clinical services and educational opportunities of the highest quality in order to assist individuals, couples and families with difficulties in adjustment, learning, and communication. 

IHA has several important institute-wide initiatives to enhance scholarly understanding and research related to its mission, and to facilitate community education and discussion.

UCCF

The University Center for the Child and the Family

UCCF offers a collaborative and caring approach to helping find solutions for each family's difficult challenges. We are committed to serving children, adolescents, and families in our community. Our multidisciplinary staff offers a range of mental health services.  

University Center for the Development Language and Literacy

The University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy

UCLL offers language and literacy services to adults and children from Southeast Michigan and beyond. University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) is a program offered at UCLL.

U-M Psychological Clinic

U-M Psychological Clinic

The Psychological Clinic offers therapy to adults 18 and older for many difficulties and concerns, including depression and anxiety, problems with personal relationships; school and career difficulties.