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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 9028
Program Type: Post Doctoral
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Mirjam Quinn and Associates
Department: Training Department
Address: 10801 South Western Avenue
Suite 2B
Chicago , Illinois 60643
Country: United States
Metro Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 17 miles from downtown Chicago
Phone: 708-586-7357
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 2023
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Postdoctoral Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Lidia Michel
Chief Psychologist: Lidia Michel
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Number of Non-Psychologist Staff/Faculty who Supervise Post-docs 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/27/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 55000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $600 continuing education stipend, employer subsidized childcare, 401k with employer match, 5 holidays of your choosing off
Brief description of the typical work day for a postdoc at this training site The fellows’ work schedules are organized around regularly scheduled supervisory meetings, learning activities, diagnostic testing blocks (if applicable), and some evening hours. The following time breakdown may be helpful in achieving a sense of time commitment: 40 hours/week; 2000 Total Hours • Direct Service (Approximately 23 direct service hours per week) o Therapy ? Fellows are expected to have 26 open therapy time slots per week on their schedule for individual, couples, families, and/or child cases. ? Fellows are expected to run one therapy group per week. o Psychological/Neuropsychological Assessment (Optional) ? In addition to therapy cases, fellows may choose to conduct psychological/neuropsychological assessments during their training year. The fellows’ therapy open slot requirements are reduced for testing as follows: ? If the fellow completes 1 psychological assessment per week, fellow will be asked to see 20 clients per week for therapy. ? If the fellow completes 2 psychological assessments per month, fellow will be asked to see 17 clients per week for therapy. ? If the fellow completes 4 psychological assessments per month, fellow will be asked to see 14 clients per week for individual therapy. • Community Service (approximately three hours per quarter) o Fellows commit to participating in three hours quarterly of community service-based activities (this could include free community presentations, attendance at the annual Juneteenth Festival, or peace circles at local schools as some examples) • Training Opportunities o Supervision and Learning Activities (approximately 3 hours per week) ? Fellows participate in 2 hours of formal individual supervision per week. ? Fellows provide 1 hour of supervision to student clinicians per week. o Additional Trainings (2 – 5 hours per week) ? All fellows attend 2 hours of didactic training per week (see didactics calendar; 2 hours/week) ? Parent Child Interaction Therapy or PCIT track fellows attend 1 additional hour of online consultation calls with a certified PCIT trainer, each week (1 hour/week) ? Fellows participate in 1.5 hours long cultural complexity trainings, monthly (1.5 hours/month) ? Fellows formally present 2 didactic presentations and 2 case presentations during the year. • Case Management/Documentation/Authorizations (5 hours per week) o Fellows will be given 5 hours each week to work on administrative tasks (documentation, preauthorization, case management). • Licensure/Professional Development (6 hours per week) o Fellows may use the remainder of their time to study for professional licensure, prepare therapy groups, and/or work on any other professional development projects of their choosing.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Postdoctoral Application Process
Application Due Date: 01/05/2024 11:59 PM EST
How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy (Now ISPP at National Lewis University), Midwestern University, and Fielding Graduate University
The program uses the APPA Centralized Application Service: Yes
Interviews at this site are: Optional
A Virtual Interview is: Optional
Interview notification date: N/A
Tentative interview date: 02/03/2024
Interview process description:

Interviews will be held between the weeks of January 15th, 22nd and 29th, 2024. Interviews will be conducted by the Training Director and consist of 1 hour informational open house sessions and 1 hour one-on-one meethings. These will take place in the evenings and weekends with applicants able to request their time slots. Applicants are able to take live tours or review pictures of the site. Applicants will be notified regarding interviews via email.

Postdoctoral Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work in the US is Required Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada is Required: No
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:
Program Description

At Mirjam Quinn and Associates (MQA), our mission is to help individuals, couples, and families live authentic, connected, and happy lives, in a way that affirms our shared humanity. Our work is focused on assisting clients in identifying and growing their unique set of strengths while learning the skills that research shows to be necessary for building healthy emotion regulation skills, balanced relationships, and the ability to thrive through challenge. We believe that every person holds within them the capacity to lead a life of joy and connection, and that helping clients fully realize this potential will create individual happiness, stronger families, and more peaceful communities. We recognize the importance of comprehensive care in helping to build greater systemic support for our clients, and utilize wrap around services including group therapy, psychological testing, parent support, and teacher consultations.

We have intentionally cultivated a diverse and interdisciplinary team of clinicians, within a culture of collaboration and support. We learn and grow from our colleagues’ experiences and perspectives, and this affirms our shared humanity and allows us to be better and more well rounded clinicians. 

We provide an emphasis on supporting our clinicians so that they can be peaceful and at ease, and on building clinicians’ skills through ongoing team trainings and weekly supervision meetings. 

The postdoctoral training program requires 2000 hours completed within one year. The program fulfills the licensure requirements for postdoctoral supervised practice in Illinois. The fellow receives their first evaluation in February at the midpoint of the training year and receives a final evaluation in August during the last week of their training year. Approximately 23 hours of the postdoctoral fellow’s time each week will be spent in direct service to MQA clients. Fellows receive training in working with clients across the lifespan, including young children, adolescents, and older adults. They are assigned to 1 outpatient office space and carry a therapy caseload for the full 12 months. In addition to their therapy caseload, fellows run one therapy group per week, and are given the option to conduct psychological/neuropsychological assessments, which are tailored to the training needs and interests of the fellows. Fellows participate in 4 hours of formal training each week, including 2 hours of individual supervision and 2 hours of learning activities. Additionally, postdoctoral fellows formally present a professional topic of their choice twice per year at the trainees’ weekly didactic series.

Every postdoctoral fellow is assigned an office for their use within the clinic, which is housed in a medical building in the Beverly neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. The clinic itself houses a child and family friendly waiting room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a group room for larger meetings. The clinic also employs 3 administrative staff that take care of billing, intake, and organizational concerns on behalf of the practice. The training staff includes a large team of psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors. All services are provided at 10801 South Western Avenue, Suite 2B, Chicago, IL 60643. The clinic also provides telehealth services that can occur at the postdoctoral fellows' homes in the state of Illinois.


Postdoctoral Training Opportunities


Toddlers: Yes
Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Experience (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Postdoctoral Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications:
Where did Former Postdoctoral Fellows Go (1st Placement)?
Total Number of post-docs: 2
Still a Postdoctoral Fellow: 2
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0