CACTC is a vibrant learning and training community for interns. We have practice locations in a number of clinical contexts (medical clinics, outpatient community clinics/practices) throughout the Chicago metro area (Chicago and Western suburbs of Wheaton, Carol Stream and St. Charles). Supervisors are passionate about training the next generation of psychologists for competent practice as clinical-community psychologists who can work with a wide variety of persons (age, SES, race/ethnic backgrounds, etc.) and presenting problems. In the context of our consortium, some CACTC interns have the opportunity to practice at a primary rotation (4 days/week) and a secondary rotation (1 day/week) at a different CACTC site; this provides broader and varied training experiences and supervision to round out the training experience.
Mission: To equip and prepare future psychologists to work competently with all persons, including underserved populations (children/ adolescents, racial/ethnic minorities, low income individuals, older adults, etc.) from a distinctly Christian perspective. This is accomplished through: EXPERIENCE working with many different underserved persons in a variety of clinical settings (urban, suburban); EXPOSURE to various therapeutic modalities geared to address the specific challenges faced by underserved groups; EXEMPLARS in the profession who share their passion for this work through supervision, mentoring and professional development; ENRICHED service provision through collaborative research projects geared towards cultivating enhanced perspectives in work with marginalized groups; EXTENDING this enriched perspective to foster a greater number of professionals to work competently with the underserved; and in all things, EXEMPLIFYING Jesus Christ in work with these persons. CACTC has been accredited with APA since 2002.
CACTC Partners: Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center (CDPCC)-Carol Stream, Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago (CCCoC)-Chicago, Hesed Psychological Services-St. Charles, Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC)-Chicago, Outreach Community Ministries (OCM)-Wheaton/Carol Stream, Meier Clinics of Wheaton, and Wheaton College Graduate School - Dept of Psychology.
Rotations: Primary Rotations available all all sites (except Wheaton College). Secondary rotations (1 day/week) available at select sites depending on intern interest and supervision availability. Website: www.cactc.org. Spanish speaking interns would have many opportunities to use/further develop their Spanish skills in a therapeutic context at all of the sites.