Program Information: Eating Recovery Center-Insight Behavioral Health Centers

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2150
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Eating Recovery Center-Insight Behavioral Health Centers
Department: Eating Recovery Center-Insight Behavioral Health Centers
Address: 333 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1900
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3994
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: Located in downtown Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-321-2839
Fax: 312-540-9955
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Anne Kubal
Chief Psychologist: Anne Kubal
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 07/05/2021
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: 35568
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Funding is available to attend professional conferences and other professional development opportunities. Interns can participate in a 401k plan with an employer match program.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns typically "wear multiple hats" throughout the day co-facilitating therapy groups, providing individual and/or family therapy, providing meal support (depending on the program) or milieu support, attending staff meetings, attending trainings and didactics, and engaging in individual or group supervision. Interns have the opportunity to co-facilitate skills groups, process groups, and experiential groups. Interns complete an assessment rotation for 6 months and complete a supervision rotation for 6 months, supervising an extern.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 11/13/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/07/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2021
Interview process description:

The Director of Clinical Training calls applicants to schedule interviews.  In-person interviews are typically preferred so that the applicant can tour Eating Recovery Center-Insight Behavioral Health Centers and meet multiple members of the staff.  However, given travel restrictions and COVID-19 precautions, we will follow APPIC recommendations for this year and all interviews will be virtual.  Interviews are typically conducted in the first three weeks of January.  Interviews are conducted individually with each applicant and are conducted by the training director and 1-2 additional members of the training staff.  Applicants also have the chance to meet with current and former trainees.  The specific staff involved in the interview process is dependent of the applicant's clinical programs of interest, as one of the goals of the interview is to introduce applicants to the program staff they would be working with if matched to ERC-Insight for internship.  In-person interviews typically last 3 hours; we expect virtual interviews to last approximately 2 hours. 

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University, Alliant International University-California School of Professional Psychology, Adler University-Chicago, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Florida School of Professional Psychology, Argosy-Tampa, George Washington University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Marywood University, Nova Southeastern University, Wheaton College
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: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited 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: Interns are required to pass a background check and drug screen within the 30 days prior to beginning internship. Interns are required to have an up-to-date TB test before starting.
Program Description

Eating Recovery Center-Insight Behavioral Health Centers (ERC-Insight) represents a partnership between Denver-based Eating Recovery Center, an international center providing comprehensive, specialized eating disorders treatment for female and male adults, adolescents and children, and Chicago-based Insight Behavioral Health Centers, a multidisciplinary center providing comprehensive, specialized treatment for adolescents and adults struggling with mood and anxiety disorders.    Although one company, ERC and Insight maintain two separate but complimentary mission statements.  The mission of Eating Recovery Center is to provide the very best care to patients, families and providers of care in the treatment of, and recovery from, eating disorders and related conditions. The mission of Insight Behavioral Health Centers is to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary, mindfulness-based treatment to support adults, adolescents and families struggling with serious behavioral health concerns.

ERC-Insight provides services at seven Chicago-area locations, including Northbrook, Evanston, Oak Brook and four treatment centers in downtown Chicago. The training program at ERC-Insight is based in the main Chicago office, located in the heart of downtown on Michigan Avenue.  Interns complete training in the downtown Chicago locations, all within proximity and walking distance of one another.

The overarching goal of the doctoral internship training program at ERC-Insight is to promote the growth of effective and innovative future psychologists through facilitation of interns’ skill development, professional identity development, and ability to thrive within a multidisciplinary environment.  The staff at ERC-Insight includes a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, licensed counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, registered dietitians, art therapists, movement therapists, and certified yoga instructors.  At ERC-Insight, we value comprehensive, multidimensional treatment for our patients, and use a team of highly credentialed professionals to meet patients’ specific needs.

The practitioner-scholar model of training, focusing on the development of clinical skills through scholarly inquiry and practice that is informed by both theory and research, serves as a foundation for helping interns develop competencies in the following areas, in accordance with the Standards of Accreditation in Health Care Psychology:

1)      Research

2)      Ethical and legal standards

3)      Individual and cultural diversity

4)      Professional values, attitudes, and behaviors

5)      Communication and interpersonal skills

6)      Assessment

7)      Intervention

8)      Supervision

9)      Consultation and interpersonal/interdisciplinary skills

The internship is designed to help interns to develop a strong generalist base of clinical skills in evidenced-based practices, as well as develop competency in an area of specialty.  As such, interns work with the Director of Clinical Training prior to the start of the internship year to determine which treatment programs the intern will work within during the internship year and how their time will be split if working with two different treatment programs.  Clinical programs include the Adolescent Program (Eating Disorders AP program and Mood and Anxiety Disorders AP program), adult Eating Disorders Program, Binge Eating Treatment and Recovery Program, Mood and Anxiety Program (adult), and ARCH (Addiction Recovery & Comprehensive Help) integrated substance abuse program.  Interns may work within one treatment program for the entire 12 months of internship or divide time between 2 programs for the entire 12 months of internship.

The internship training year emphasizes the continued development and refinement of assessment and therapy skills across a broad range of clinical activities.  Interns gain direct clinical experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, case management, case consultation, assessment, and supervision of a practicum student.  Interns’ learning and development is supported through individual supervision, group supervision, collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams, and didactic seminars that focus on self-reflection and professional growth.  Interns are trained in evidenced-based practices and are provided numerous training opportunities throughout the internship year to learn innovative new approaches to a wide range of presenting problems.



Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Low income:
Other: Residential, PHP, and IOP

Treatment Modalities

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


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

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
Number of Completed Applications: 35 18 18
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 9 7
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 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 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
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0