Clinical Load Index

The Clinical Load Index (CLI) represents a carefully audited distribution of counseling center staffing levels at about 440 colleges and universities between July 1st, 2017 and June 30th, 2018.

Developed by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH), the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS), and the Association of University and Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCCD), the CLI represents a reliable, comparable, and intuitive distribution of staffing levels that can be used to inform decisions about the resourcing of mental health services in colleges and universities. In brief, the CLI describes the relationship between the demand for and supply of mental health services in college and university counseling centers.