Program Information: Health and Human Services Division

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1276
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Hoffman Estates Department of Health & Human Services
Department: Health and Human Services Division
Address: 1900 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169
Country: United States
Metro Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 25 miles west of Chicago
Phone: 847-781-4851
Fax:
Email: Audra.marks@hoffmanestates.org
Web Address: http://www.hoffmanestates.org/government/health-human-services/training-program
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.hoffmanestates.org/home/showdocument?id=19131
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Audra Marks
Chief Psychologist: Monica Saavedra
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 23000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Didactics or seminar, supervision, supervising students, therapy clients, community outreach
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/12/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/14/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2022
Interview process description:

Applicants will be called to schedule an individual interview for one of two dates in January. Interviews are approximately 1 1/2 hours long. Applicants will meet with the Department Director and Director of Training, Clinical Supervisors, and current Interns. To ensure the safety of applicants, Health and Human Services may continue to conduct virtual interviews. All applicants will be informed if they are invited for an interview or if they are declined from an interview by December 14, 2021. Interview will consist of questions and time for the interviewee to ask questions. The internship offer is contingent on the passing of an employer paid background investigation and drug screen.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
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: Upon placement, interns will need to complete a background check and drug screening prior to starting internship.
Program Description

The internship program provides a planned and programmed sequence of training experiences designed to enhance the skills of interns and provide a breadth and depth of training necessary to practice within the field of health service psychology. Training is focused on building intern’s competencies in clinical practice and understanding complex presenting concerns, dynamics, and cultural components. Supervisory staff continually monitor the progress of interns in these areas and encourage opportunities to promote growth and awareness while building confidence and clinical skills. Health and Human Services is dedicated to training and takes a developmental approach to supervision. Interns provide individual, couple, and family therapy throughout the course of the training year. Interns are expected to carry a caseload of 18-20 clients, which consist of children, adolescents, and adults. Interns also receive training in psychological assessment, community prevention and outreach, intake assessment, group therapy and crisis intervention. Opportunities also exist for employee assistance programming, career counseling, school consultation, and applied research. Interns engage in a variety of didactic trainings and seminars throughout the course of the training year. For the entire training year, Interns participate in two seminars that are integral to the training program of HHS: Psychotherapy Seminar (1.5 hours, weekly) and Multicultural Competence and Community Psychology Seminar (MCCP) (2.5-3 hours weekly). HHS has a strong focus on providing a quality supervisory experience for interns which focuses on interns’ direct clinical service, professional and personal development, multicultural competency, and interns’ development into a supervisory and leadership role. Interns at HHS receive 4 hours of weekly supervision, which includes 2 hours of individual supervision by a licensed psychologist, 1 hour of group supervision by a licensed psychologist, and 1 hour of supplemental individual supervision with a licensed psychologist. Video and audio recording is required and is reviewed in all forms of supervision. Interns also receive training in providing supervision. Interns are responsible for supervising one practicum student starting in January, and receive 1 hour of weekly group supervision on this process from a licensed clinical psychologist. The Department of Health and Human Services Internship training program is committed to enhancing the personal and professional growth of clinicians in our field.

 

Due to circumstances with COVID-19, telehealth services are being provided and no face to face sessions are being offered at The Village of Hoffman Estates, Health and Human Services. Interns are considered essential employees and conduct telehealth services via a HIPAA compliant platform or telephone in cases when clients do not have access to wireless services as Health and Human Services is dedicated to providing accessible care. Telehealth sessions are provided for current and new clients. When interns are onsite, each intern will have their own office and there are a number of policies to follow in order to ensure the safety of all interns, students, and employees including taking temperature upon entry, wearing masks, using hand sanitizer stations placed around the department, sanitizing office space upon entry and exit, assigned offices, and staggered schedules. Currently, full battery assessments are not being conducted due to solely providing telehealth services. Clinical Supervisors at The Village of Hoffman Estates, Health and Human Services are continuing to monitor the safety risks related to COVID-19 and will adapt the training plan as needed. Please note that during the Pandemic, programming continued and there was not a break in clinical treatment or training.  

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice:
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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: http://www.hoffmanestates.org/government/health-human-services/training-program  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.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 23 13 66 61
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 23 13 32 30
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 2 1 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 2 2 1 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0