Program Information: Doctoral Training Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1645
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health
Department: Doctoral Training Program
Address: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health
852 S West Street
Naperville, Illinois 60540
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 30 miles west of Chicago
Phone: 630-305-5122x
Fax:
Email: kelly.ryan@eehealth.org
Web Address: https://www.eehealth.org/careers/linden-oaks-doctoral-training-program/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.eehealth.org/careers/linden-oaks-doctoral-training-program/
Primary Agency Type: Private Psychiatric Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Kelly Ryan
Chief Psychologist: Jacqueline Sierzega
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/08/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 24960
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns accumulate 24 days of PTO during the year. Successful completion of internship is equal to 2,000 hours. If more than 10 days of PTO are utilized during the year, the internship may last longer than 52 weeks and extensions of the training year will be approved on a case by case basis. Unused PTO is "cashed out" at the end of the training year.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Arrive at 8am to receive cases. Run a process or skills group in the morning, attend treatment team, meet with patients for individual sessions, meet with patients and families for family sessions, provide assessment as appropriate, provide case management, collateral contacts, consultation, and discharge planning, document on all activities. Typically, 20 hours a week are spent in direct care activities. Due to this being an acute care setting, flexibility is an attribute we look for in our interns. The day may be fully planned when a crisis arises and the intern must be able to quickly readjust. Time management skills are essential.
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: 11/29/2021
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/17/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/24/2022
Interview process description:

Virtual interviews will be conducted to reduce the cost burden to applicants who may be applying from out of state. During the tentative interview date of January 24, 2022, we will hold two virtual group sessions which last approximately 2 hours each.  During the group session, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with current doctoral interns, and talk with the current supervisors.  A description of the rotations, units, and expectations will be part of this process.  Individual virtual interviews will take place on the same week and last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.   

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University National Lewis University Midwestern University The Chicago School of Professional Psychology University of San Francisco Wheaton College Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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 start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

Linden Oaks Behavioral Health is persuing APA accrediation and has been approved for a site visit by the Commission on Accrediation as of 8/18/2020. A site visit was completed on September 3, 2021 and we are awaiting a final decision from APA. This does not guarantee that Linden Oaks will be granted accrediation. Internships at Linden Oaks are offered in two separate tracks: adolescent and adult. (see below)

The overarching goal of the Doctoral Training Program is to provide the opportunity to develop competence in the application of psychological knowledge and practice to clinical problems in a complex medical setting. Combining evidence-based didactic training and clinical supervision, interns are socialized to be entry-level professionals who employ critical thinking, self-reflection, and strategies of scholarly inquiry. The Program places particular emphasis on introducing interns to the breadth and variety of professional roles assumed by psychologists, evidence based treatment applied in individual and group psychotherapy, and application of those principles through in-vivo participation. Integral to an intern’s training is the understanding of multidisciplinary team functioning.

A core focus of intern training is the impact of culture, race, and language and how these patient dimensions impact societal and family dynamics. As the primary setting for this internship is in an inpatient and intensive outpatient setting, emphasis is placed on clinical experiences in working with issues of adjustment for individuals facing a range of emotional and behavioral challenges.

The training involves a strong experiential component. Interns work side by side with supervisors who serve as role models in a variety of clinical and professional roles, effective consultants, and members of interdisciplinary care teams. The internship, with its emphasis on the Practitioner-Scholar Model, prepares interns for employment in a variety of settings.  

Rotations open for internship placement: 

All interns, regardless of rotation, will complete 3 integrative psychological batteries during the training year.

1. Adolescent Track: (2 positions)

The interns in this position will spend 6 months in adolescent inpatient followed by 6 months in adolescent outpatient mental health or vice versa.

The Adolescent Inpatient Unit at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health is located on the main hospital campus. This 29 bed acute care unit serves adolescents from age 11-18. The average length of treatment on this unit is 5-7 days. The intern on the Adolescent Unit is expected to fully manage a 3 patient caseload and is responsible for individual therapy sessions, family and support sessions, discharge planning, and other case management duties.

The Adolescent Mental Health Program is located at the Linden Oaks Behavioral Health Outpatient Center. The program services patients at both Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) levels of care who are addressing mental health diagnoses including mood disorders, anxiety disorder, psychotic disorders and personality disorders. The average length of stay for adolescents participating in this program is 3-4 weeks. The theoretical orientations include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The intern will carry a caseload of 5-6. Duties include individual therapy, family therapy, discharge planning, case management, collateral contacts, doctor consultation, documentation, etc. 

2. Adult/Eating Disorder Track (2 positions)

The interns in this position will spend 6 months in adult inpatient followed by 6 months in eating disorder outpatient or vice versa.

The Adult Inpatient Unit is located in the main behavioral health hospital. This 25 bed acute care unit serves patients with severe psychiatric disorders. The average length of treatment on this unit is 5-7 days. The intern on the Adult Unit is expected to fully manage a 3 patient caseload and is responsible for individual therapy, family therapy and support, discharge planning, case management, and consultation. 

The Eating Disorder Program is located at Linden Oaks Hospital in Naperville, Illinois, and consists of Adolescent and Adult day Partial Hospitalization Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs, along with an Evening Family Support Group. Theoretical orientations used in the program are Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Enhanced for Eating Disorders. The intern will carry a caseload of 5-6. Duties include individual therapy, family therapy, discharge planning, case management, collateral contacts, doctor consultation, documentation, etc.

Please include in your application: APPI, A personal statement with interests, experience, and goals, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and transcripts.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
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:
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Autism Spectrum Disorder

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: https://www.eehealth.org/careers/linden-oaks-doctoral-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: 48 25 12 5 36
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 26 12 11 2 24
Total number of interns: 2 4 2 2 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 4 2 2 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 4 2 2 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 4 2 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 8 8 6 9
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0 22 13 48
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 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 9 2 3 1 2
Community Mental Health Center: 2 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: 7 0 3 1 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: 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 1 1 2
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