Program Information: Advocate Family Care Network

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1283
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Advocate Family Care Network
Department: Advocate Family Care Network
Address: Mailing Address: P.O. Box 776
Oak Lawn, Illinois 60454-0776
Country: United States
Metro Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: Oak Lawn is adjacent to southwestern portion of southside Chicago
Phone: 800-775-0304x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jenna Berberich
Chief Psychologist: Gene Carroccia
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/11/2022
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: 35880
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): In addition to the stipend, medical, vision, and dental insurance is available to interns (at an extra cost), paid time off is provided (for holidays, sick and personal time off), and the Advocate Aurora Health 401K program with employer match is available to interns.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Per a recent intern survey, a typical day includes seeing patients about 3-4 hours, completing paperwork and/or testing, therapeutic case management calls, and individual and/or group supervision.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/31/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

It is most likely that we will be conducting interviews virtually.  We also have virtual tours of our facilities uploaded to our website.  Interview dates will be throughout January 2022 and all interviewees will have opportunities to meet current interns, faculty, and both individual supervisors.

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: Yes, by ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 0
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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: Strong interests in assessment and treatment of child/adolescent abuse, maltreatment and trauma, foster-care populations, sexual behavior problems, and systems work. Cultural and diversity interests are encouraged and appreciated.
Program Description

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!

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Integrated health care - primary:
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: 61 84 91 84
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 26 32 32
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: 0 1 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
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: 1 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 0 2 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 1
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 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 0 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 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 0 2 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0