Site Name: Adler University-Juvenile Justice Internship Program
Department: Adler Community Health Services
Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.
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.
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.
(training opportunities continued)
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.