Program Information: Office of Placement & Training

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2109
Program Type: Internship
Site: The Chicago School Community Internship Consortium
Department: Office of Placement & Training
Address: 325 N Wells St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Country: United States
Metro Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 0 miles from Chicago, IL
Phone: 312-379-1690
Fax:
Email: mpietrucha@thechicagoschool.edu
Web Address: https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/academics/community-internship-consortium/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/academics/community-internship-consortium/
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 12/05/2009
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited on Contingency
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Megan Pietrucha
Chief Psychologist: Megan Pietrucha
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/19/2019
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 7
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 24500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Access to The Chicago School library and databases.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Details of the above affiliations The Chicago School Community Internship Consortium is partially affiliated with the doctoral program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Because the CIC is partially-affiliated with this doctoral program, ratings are weighted in order to give priority to applicants from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. The CIC does not screen applicants based on any specific criterion; rather, all applications are reviewed comprehensively and applicants are considered based upon the full spectrum of their experience, skills, and interests.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/15/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: No
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/07/2018
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2020
Interview process description:

**For more detailed information regarding the internship program, application process, and faq's, please see the internship website and click on the appropriate links on the left side of the web page.**

https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/academics/community-internship-consortium/

Training in the CIC involces special attention to multicultural competence and appreciation for the crucial role of diversity factors in the work of a psychologist. As such, we are particualrly interested in applications from trainees whose experiences and backgrounds reflect elements of diversity. Through expanding the perspectives of our clinical team to encompass the voices of the community, the CIC as a whole is better able to address the needs of our clients within the community.

Interviews are conducted in-person and on-site only, and they generally last throughout the entire business day.  The interviews will tentatively take place during the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th weeks of January each year.  The interview will take place on-site at the specific consortium site where a candidate was selected to interview (e.g. Forensic Center, Lawrence Hall, Pillars).  Format includes both individual and small group interviews, along with breakfast and lunch in informal settings.  In addition to meeting with the psychologists on the training team, there will also be opportunity to meet with the current consortium interns throughout the day.  Tours will be offered at each training site as well.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

**For more detailed information regarding the internship program, application process, and faq's, please see the internship website and click on the links on the left side of the web page.**

The Chicago School Community Internship Consortium (CIC) is housed within The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and partners with Pillars Community Services, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, and The Chicago School Forensic Center.  These community agencies allow the CIC’s doctoral interns the opportunity to gain clinical training within community mental health, residential, and civic forensic settings.  The Chicago School oversees the provision of clinical training and supervision.  The mission of the CIC is to meet the APA’s best practice and professional standards of internship training, while providing the trainees with a strong clinical foundation in serving marginalized communities.  Our training model is that of the “practioner-scholar,” offering hands-on experience complemented by access to and knowledge of relevant psychological science.  Using a developmental model for the foundation of training, the interns are exposed to clinical cases that gain diagnostic depth throughout the year as well as shifting clinical focus from the individual level to awareness around systemic factors and multidisciplinary perspectives.  This process is supported through formative feedback as well as increased scholarly and leadership opportunities as the year progresses.   

The CIC program is a full-time, 12-month, 2000 hour program, beginning in mid- August.  The intern cohort will consist of 7 doctoral interns, with three positions at Pillars, two positions at Lawrence Hall Youth Services, and two positions at The Chicago School Forensic Center.  Each intern will spend at least four days per week at his/her consortium agency and one-half to one full day per week of training and supervision at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (with opportunities to visit each site during the year). 

Interns will primarily engage in direct clinical services, consultation, outreach, and scholarly activities. In this role, interns will engage in approximately 20-25 hours of weekly face-to-face clinical time.  At the outset of the training year, each intern will complete a Training Contract with his/her primary supervisor, outlining the goals, requirements, and activities within the training experience.

In addition to their site duties and responsibilities, interns participate in cohort learning activities that takes place on Mondays. The cohort learning experiences include: 1) a didactic series that features guest speakers, workshops, and case presentations, and 2) “Supervision of supervision” and (3) Group supervision which focuses on professional and clinical development.  Each intern will participate in a minimum of two hours of individual supervision per week with supervisors who are a part of their training team.  The CIC training team meets regularly to discuss and collaborate on each trainee’s progress, goals, and development.   

The CIC has been designed to meet APPIC standards, as well as APA accreditation requirements. The program is APPIC accredited and is pursuing APA accreditation. Furthermore, the CIC is partially affiliated with The Chicago School and therefore applications are weighted to give priority to applicants from The Chicago School.  

Training in the CIC involces special attention to multicultural competence and appreciation for the crucial role of diversity factors in the work of a psychologist. As such, we are particualrly interested in applications from trainees whose experiences and backgrounds reflect elements of diversity. Through expanding the perspectives of our clinical team to encompass the voices of the community, the CIC as a whole is better able to address the needs of our clients within the community.

 

Please visit the program's website to learn more about the training opportunities:

https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/academics/community-internship-consortium/

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Pediatrics: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/academics/community-internship-consortium/ or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 51 52
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 35 38
Total number of interns: 5 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 4 0
Community Mental Health Center: 3 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 1 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 1 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 2 1 0