Program Information: Health & Wellness Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1277
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Lake Forest College
Department: Health & Wellness Center
Address: Health and Wellness Center
555 N. Sheridan Road
Lake Forest , Illinois 60045
Country: United States
Metro Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 30 miles north of Chicago, IL
Phone: 847-735-5241x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Kasey Schultz-Saindon
Chief Psychologist: Mary Grigar
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25393
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): free access to fitness/recreation center on campus, campus library privileges, free parking
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical workday for an intern may consist of a variety of activities. Interns see 15-18 individual or couples therapy clients per week. They also typically co-lead one therapy group during the week. In a typical day, they may also attend a staff meeting, one of the multiple intern seminars, or supervision. Additionally, they will spend time on clinical documentation, conducting intakes, providing coverage for our drop-in crisis hour or Let's Talk program, providing supervision for practicum therapists, and preparing and conducting outreach and consultation with students, faculty, and staff across campus.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/03/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2022
Interview process description:

A number of applicants will be invited for interviews for the next stage of the selection process.  During the current application year, we plan to offer virtual interviews conducted via Zoom. 

To assist with planning purposes, tentative interview dates for 2022 are Thursday, January 6, 2022, Friday, January 7, 2022, and Monday, January 10, 2022. Interviews are expected to be scheduled over the course of a full workday, with breaks scheduled throughout. The goal of our interview is to allow the best possible evaluation of fit between interviewee and site, both for applicants and the program.  On the day of the interview, applicants will be provided with an overview of the doctoral internship at Lake Forest College. Interviewees will also meet for individual interviews with the Coordinator of Training, Community Wellness Coordinator, and current doctoral interns, and they will meet for a case conference with the Director of Health and Wellness and a few fellow interviewees.  In late January we will schedule optional drop-in times to meet with current interns and/or the Coordinator of Training to allow interviewees ample opportunity to ask questions as they make their ranking decisions.

Please note: Because we communicate with applicants via email to notify them of their interview status, please check your email settings so that you receive messages to your inbox and not junk mail. 

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: Yes
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
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
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: NA
Other Requirements: Applicants must have completed a minimum of 3 years of graduate school and at least 2 graduate level clinical practica. Interns who match to our training program must successfully pass a background check before a final offer of employment is made. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.
Program Description

The APA-accredited internship in health service psychology is designed to train doctoral interns in providing psychological services in a college counseling center. Interns will have the opportunity to experience the variety of roles that psychologists perform on a small liberal arts campus. The internship is housed within the Health and Wellness Center which provides both health services and counseling services to Lake Forest College students. The Health and Wellness Center offers holistic and proactive services aimed at helping students to acquire the necessary skills to lead healthy lives. Interns will have the opportunity to develop programs and workshops in line with the Center's mission. The internship adheres to a practitioner-scholar model of psychological training and service delivery. The practitioner-scholar training model emphasizes the integration and application of critical thinking and skillful reflection across a broad range of activities. The primary aim of the internship is to assist interns in their development to become skilled generalist practitioners who are self-aware and adept at ethical and multiculturally competent practice. The internship attempts to help interns develop the skills necessary to use themselves as important instruments of change in the counseling relationship. Interns will be encouraged to focus on their personal growth and increasing self-awareness. Interns will gain an awareness and sensitivity to diversity and cultural humility throughout the internship. Interns will be provided with continuous and intensive supervision, as well as multiple training seminars (Community Psychology and Outreach Seminar, Multicultural Seminar, and an Intern Seminar with focus on clincial practice). Supervised experience is provided for individual, group, and couples therapy, intake assessment, diagnostic screening, crisis assessment and intervention, consultation, provision of supervision, and outreach and program development and evaluation.  Interns are encouraged to iseek out specific clinical experiences or collaboration with student organizations or other offices that align with their areas of interest. Offices that interns often collaborate with include the Office of Intercultural Relations, the Office of Residence Life, Athletics, the Center for Academic Success, and the Career Advancement Center. The setting of the internship in a small liberal arts college allows for a great deal of collaboration and experience doing outreach and consultation with the campus community.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty:

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.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 45 86 66 52 55
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 20 20 22 24
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 1 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 13 0 26 13 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 14 12 40 13 18
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 0 2 2 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: 0 2 2 2 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 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