CACTC is a vibrant learning and training community for interns. We have practice locations in a number of clinical contexts (medical clinics, outpatient community clinics/practices) throughout the Chicago metro area (Chicago and Western suburbs of Wheaton and Carol Stream). Supervisors are passionate about training the next generation of psychologists for competent practice as clinical-community psychologists who can work with a wide variety of persons (age, SES, race/ethnic backgrounds, etc.) and presenting problems. In the context of our consortium, CACTC interns practice at a primary rotation (4 days/week) and a secondary rotation (1 day/week) at a different CACTC site; this provides broader and varied training experiences and supervision to round out the training experience.
Mission: To equip and prepare future psychologists to work competently with all persons, including underserved populations (children/ adolescents, racial/ethnic minorities, low income individuals, older adults, etc.) from a distinctly Christian perspective. This is accomplished through: EXPERIENCE working with many different underserved persons in a variety of clinical settings (urban, suburban); EXPOSURE to various therapeutic modalities geared to address the specific challenges faced by underserved groups; EXEMPLARS in the profession who share their passion for this work through supervision, mentoring and professional development; ENRICHED service provision through collaborative research projects geared towards cultivating enhanced perspectives in work with marginalized groups; EXTENDING this enriched perspective to foster a greater number of professionals to work competently with the underserved; and in all things, EXEMPLIFYING Jesus Christ in work with these persons. CACTC has been accredited with APA since 2002.
CACTC Partners: Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center (CDPCC)-Carol Stream, Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago (CCCoC)-Chicago, Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC)-Chicago, Outreach Community Ministries (OCM)-Wheaton/Carol Stream, Meier Clinics of Wheaton (for their Clinical and Neuropsychology departments) and Wheaton College Graduate School - Dept of Psychology.
Rotations: Interns located at primary site 4 days/wk, secondary site 1 day/wk. Primary and Secondary Rotations are available at all sites (except Wheaton). Website: www.cactc.org. Spanish speaking interns would have many opportunities to use/further develop their Spanish skills in a therapeutic context at all of the sites.