Site Name: Adler University-Juvenile Justice Internship Program
Department: Adler Community Health Services
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, and to support a safe and equitable process, all interviews will be done virtually. These are individual interviews and include meeting with Training Director and Clinical Supervisor(s). Interviews are scheduled from late December through January, and candidates will be notified by Dec. 15th by email of their interview status and scheduling will commence. Candidates will also have the opportunity to meet with current interns or post doctoral resident to get an overview of the program and setting from their perspective.
Adler University's Adler Community Health Services (ACHS) Juvenile Justice Division provides extensive clinical behavioral health services for the youth (and their families) in the community who are involved or are at-risk to become involved in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Until last year, most of the services provided were within a DJJ facility. However, due to the decrease in juveniles placed in facilities throughout in IL, ACHS – Juvenile Justice now is providing similar services to youth and their families in the community through community-based programs, such as Youth Outreach Services (YOS) and After School Matters. The program is under Adler University, which is located in downtown Chicago, but the internship service delivery is done by telehealth or onsite within community based centers in the Chicagoland area, such as the YOS Irving Park location. The program follows a practitioner-scholar training model; activities include group, individual and family therapy, assessment, consulting, and intake and diagnostic interviewing. Each intern receives a minimum of 2 hours of individual supervision and 2 hours of group supervision per week from two different licensed clinical psychologist supervisors. Seminars include: Ethics & Professional Development, Assessment, and Intervention & EBP. Diversity, self-care and self-reflection are integral parts of the program. Additional training occurs in a monthly training day, and interns are sent to additional (paid) professional trainings each year. Familiarity with Adlerian/Individual Psychology is not required of applicants but interns must demonstrate values consistent with social responsibility, social justice and commitment to working with underserved populations. Interns will be provided the opportunity to supervise practicum students. Correctional or forensic experience is not required. Strong foundation in adolescent development, trauma-informed care and assessment is preferred.
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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.