Mission of the Murney Clinic:
To increase the access of mental health services to the underserved populations of Greene County and the surrounding counties in southwest Missouri
To provide masters and doctoral candidates of the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute with applied service learning experiences.
History of the Murney Clinic
The Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute is an outpatient mental health center offering a wide array of psychological services. The clinic is owned and operated by Forest Institute in Springfield, MO, and is part of a non-profit regionally and nationally accredited graduate school of professional psychology that educates and trains masters and doctoral candidates.
The Murney Clinic is one of the largest mental health training clinics in the nation committed to serving the mental health needs of the community for almost 25 years. In the last year alone, the Clinic donated roughly $350,000 in free or reduced-fee services to the community.
Since 1985, Forest Institute has been a part of the Springfield community. The Murney Clinic, which originally housed Forest Institute in its entirety, now serves solely as the private clinical training facility for faculty and students. The 15,000-square-foot midtown Clinic has been modernized to provide a comfortable training and therapy environment.
Our most consistent source of referral is by word-of-mouth from friends or family that have benefited from services in the past and from our many community partnerships. We deliver over 800 therapy sessions each month on a need-based fee system. The Clinic averages 90 new intakes per month. Over 240 psychological evaluations are performed each year for purposes of diagnostic clarification and treatment planning.
The most common problems our clients report are mood disorders, relationship difficulties, anger concerns, stress and health problems. Therapy for individuals, couples and families is also provided.