Site Name: Adler University
Department: Adler Community Health Services
Each candidate will be invited to attend an interview day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., during which they will participate in two group interviews with staff supervisors, will meet for an information session, as a group, with the Director of Training for 45 minutes and will interview individually with a staff supervisor for a half an hour. Separately, each invited candidate will schedule a 30 minute interview with the Director of Training. The interview with the Director of Training may take place on the interview day, or may take place on another day. Finally, prospective interns will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions with current interns on the interview day.
One interview day will be conducted in-person and one interview day will be conducted virtually.
The Adler Community Health Services Internship program is exclusively affiliated with Adler University, i.e., only Adler University students are eligible. The program offers 7 full-time positions for Adler students. The primary objective of the program is to prepare interns for entry into the field of professional psychology as socially responsible practitioners. The ACHS Internship program provides a well-rounded diverse training experience with possible clinical work at one or more of the following: residential rehabilitation facilities for formerly incarcerated adults; a community medical center; a child and adolescent residential program; and a community mental health program serving persons with severe and persistent mental illness. Training consists primarily of individual and group therapy, milieu therapy at some sites, with opportunity to do some couples and family therapy. All locations have an interdisciplinary team context. Interns will also provide routine consultations on their clinical cases and psychoeducational programs. Interns will be exposed to individually and culturally diverse populations in an urban setting. Training in various types of psychological assessments include neuropsychological screenings, cognitive, and socio-emotional assessments. Each intern will carry a caseload of 12-14 individual therapy clients and is expected to complete a minimum of 3 assessment batteries over the course of the training year. All interns are assigned two licensed supervisors who they see weekly. The program offers interns a range of supervisors with varying backgrounds and orientations including Adlerian, Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic. In addition to providing services to clients, interns are involved in weekly meetings including Theoretical Orientations Seminar, a (bi-weekly) Director's Meeting, a (bi-weekly) Professional Identities group, a Clinical Supervision Seminar, and an Intern Seminar covering a variety of topics. Interns are taught to develop supervisory/management skills by managing and training externs (i.e., practicum students). Interns are allowed to augment their training through coursework (up to 3 courses) at Adler University (at no cost).
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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.