Brief One Page AFCN INTERNSHIP Training Program Information This is a full-time professional exempt position, totaling 2,000 internship training hours over the course of one calendar year. Hours are accrued Monday through Friday, with no weekend hours. We will have 2 interns for this year.
Stipend: $35,880 salary, plus a benefit package (if elected) consisting of health insurance with medical, dental, and vision benefits at an extra cost, 27 accrued days of paid time off (for holidays, sick days, and personal time), and 401K program with match.
Location: Outpatient clinical services in our Oak Lawn and Bolingbrook, IL (southwest Chicago suburb) offices. Please see out website for virtual tours!
Clinical Services: Interns will provide outpatient testing and therapy to children, adolescents, and families. Many of these cases are children and adolescents with significant histories of abuse and neglect. Many of the children are involved with the foster care system (DCFS), but some may be a part of an intact family who seeks services. Some cases are children and adolescents (age 14 and under) with problematic sexual behaviors. Interns also provide specialized psychological testing assessments (trauma assessments and problematic sexual behavior assessments), as well as potential for general psychological testing for children and adolescents.
Additional Clinical Exposures: A). Advocate Aurora Health Referrals - Evaluations and referral for child and adolescent patients from pediatricians that have various behavioral health difficulties and needs. B). EAP and Faculty Staff Case Conferences – Two hour, every other month exposure to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), where interns are exposed to reviews of different EAP counselor cases, Psychological First Aid, and organizational in-service presentations. Interns also attend monthly case conference for faculty’s therapy cases. C). “Stewards of Children” Workshop Presentations – Interns receive specialized training and become authorized facilitators in this evidenced-based prevention program aimed at educating adults on how to prevent and/or respond appropriately to sexual abuse. D). Psychological Testing Lab - Monthly diagnostic lab providing an opportunity to receive assistance and supervision on administering, scoring, interpreting various measures, as well as giving feedback on each measure.
Start Date: July 11, 2022; Training position is 52 weeks in duration. In a year, interns typically:
*Provide approximately 15 billable patient service hours per week
*Prepare for and participate in all training and supervision sessions, including audiotapes and/or video
*Complete approximately 4-6 psychological testing assessments
*Complete community public speaking presentations, as assigned
Supervision: Two weekly one-hour individual supervision sessions with two licensed psychologists; Interns’ therapy sessions are video and/or audiotaped; Interns also receive 30-60 minutes per week with the Training Director for group professional mentorship; Interns will have an hour per week of peer mentorship and consultation. Group Supervisions and Didactic Trainings (Groups A-D are 2 hours each, one group each week of the month): A. Group supervision focused upon utilizing Empirically Supported Treatments; B. Group supervision and didactic focused upon Child/Adolescent Trauma Treatment Topics; C. Diversity-Cultural Issues didactic and group supervision; D. Group supervision addressing Assessment Cases; E. Quarterly (every 3 months) Expressive Therapy training and case consultation (3 hours in length); Bi-monthly (every other month) Supervision/Consultation didactic training (1.5 hours in length)
Thank you for your interest in our internship program!