Program Information: Adler Community Health Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1261
Program Type: Internship
Site: Adler University-Juvenile Justice Internship Program
Department: Adler Community Health Services
Address: 17 N. Dearborn
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Country: United States
Metro Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: Actual site is about 40 miles west of downtown Chicago
Phone: 312-662-4000x
Fax:
Email: cmurphy@adler.edu
Web Address: http://adler.edu/achs
Brochure Website's Address: http://adler.edu/achs
Primary Agency Type: Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Additional Agency Types:
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Member of APPIC since: 05/09/2012
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Cara Murphy
Chief Psychologist: Cristina Cox Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 09/03/2019
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Low Stipend High Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend Ranges for Next Class: 28352
Part Time Annual Stipend Ranges for Next Class:

Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.

Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Attendance at monthly offsite training day and select professional conference.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The Interns attend a brief morning meeting to review crises and plan the day. Then, the Interns conduct individual and group therapy sessions. Group and individual supervision, training, and staffings occur weekly on certain days of the week.
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/26/2018 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2018
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Onsite interviews are required. 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.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: 2017-2018 - Adler University and University of Indianapolis 2018-2019 - Adler University, Argosy University, and Antioch University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
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: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Preferred
Counseling Psychology Acceptable
School Psychology None
APA-Accredited Preferred
CPA-Accredited Acceptable
Non-Accredited None
Ph.D Degree Acceptable
Psy.D. Degree Preferred
Ed.D. Degree None
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: Complete state background clearance and drug screening required prior to beginning internship training at this correctional facility.
Program Description

The Adler Juvenile Justice Internship Program provides mental health services to adolescent males within the Illinois Youth Center at St. Charles, Illinois which is a medium security correctional facility. The program is under the Adler Community Health Services department of Adler University which is located in downtown Chicago but the internship service delivery site is approximately 40 miles west of downtown Chicago. The program follows a practitioner-scholar training model; activities include assessment, group and individual therapy, crisis assessment, consulting, and intake and diagnostic interviewing. Each intern receives a minimum of 2 hours of individual supervision per week from two different licensed supervisors. Additionally, two hours of group supervision and 4 hours of didactic training occurs every week on grounds. Additional training occurs offsite in a monthly training day at the Adler University campus and interns are sent to additional paid, offsite 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. A post-doctoral position also exists within the Adler Juvenile Justice Program as well as practicum positions. Prior correctional or forensic experience is helpful but is not required. Strong foundation in child and adolescent development, assessment and treatment is preferred. Note: This program was part of the Adler School of Professional Psychology Psychological Services Center (program #254) from 1994 until mid-2002. Please refer to program #254 statistics for information about prior years. Intern statistics below reflect the recent intern groups within the Adler Juvenile Justice Program.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
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:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
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 adler.edu/achs 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
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Number of Completed Applications: 45 88
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 19 23
Total number of interns: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 12 10 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 35 42
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 3 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 1 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: 1 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 2 0
School District/System: 0 0 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 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 1 0 0