Site Name: Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: Illinois State University
ISPIC will operate through a fully remote recruitment process. We will not offer any on-site interviews, tours, or informational meetings/visits. The ISPIC Training Director will communicate a full list of site interview offers by 12/4/20 via email. If interviews are accepted by applicants, sites will schedule and facilitate a remote interview. These interviews may begin as early as 12/14/20 or be scheduled as late as 1/28/2021. Interviews will be 35 minutes in length, likely facilitated through Zoom (though other technology or phone may be considered if Zoom cannot be used). Each site conducts one interview. The ISPIC website offers virtual tour slide presentations for each site. (Click through to the site-specific pages for links to these presentations.) The ISPIC Training Director will create an ISPIC overview presentation which will be emailed to all applicants completing interviews during the week of 12/7/2020. An optional, open Q&A session with the Training Director will be held via Zoom on 1/7/2021. Also on 1/7/2021, current interns will be available for optional, open Q&A (2 hours in length to allow applicants to speak to interns from multiple sites; different Zoom links for each site). Links to the Q&A sessions will be emailed to applicants completing interviews the week of 12/7/2020.
The Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium (ISPIC) consists of a number of school districts, hospitals, and mental health agencies offering a broad range of experiences for doctoral interns in school psychology. The four institutions in Illinois granting doctoral degrees in school psychology (Illinois State University, Loyola University Chicago, Northern Illinois University, & The Chicago School of Professional Psychology) partner with the sites with regard to administration, supervision, and training. The program consists of a 2000-hour internship that is completed within a 12-month period. Each setting may provide a number of different rotations for the intern. Supervision, seminars & additional selected learning experiences are an important component of the internship program. NASP requirements for school psychology certification and IL requirements for licensure for independent practice are met.The overarching theoretical orientation represented across sites is the developmental-ecological model. This perspective of understanding human growth, development, learning and maladaptive behaviors is integrated into service delivery and seminar trainings. The sources of problems & potential solutions often lie within the various systems impacting the child and family. Interns are taught to understand behavior, assess, and intervene at various levels. A developmental perspective is provided as the roles of these systems change as children mature. ISPIC is based on the practitioner-scientist model of training. Our goal is to educate psychologists who integrate their knowledge of scientific principles with their applied clinical skills to improve the lives of children and families. This integrated approach to science and practice promotes a career-long process of psychological investigation and intervention based on an understanding of data-based problem solving methods that are equally effective for practice-related issues as well as research.
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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.