What do our students like about our counseling & psychology internship program?
LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCED COUNSELORS
Students attend regular individual supervision and group consultation sessions.
Our clients and interns come from various ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and age groups.
Students are encouraged to develop their own styles in working with clients.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
We offer certification in forensic assessment for individuals interested in learning the comprehensive assessments. We offer additional on-site training on topics such as: ethics, ASAM criteria, nutrition and mental health, and many others.
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AND JOB PLACEMENT
Our interns have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of clinical and administrative work including: individual and group therapy, educational sessions, assessments (mental health, drug and alcohol, anger, domestic violence, hardship evaluations in immigration cases, and forensic evaluations), case management, referrals, program coordination, program development, private practice development, and insurance claim filing. We assist interns in finding jobs at different outpatient and inpatient centers.
Wright College, Oakton College, Moraine Valley College, Argosy University, Northeastern Illinois University, National Louis University, North Park University, Lewis University, Trinity Christian College, Roosevelt University, Benedictine University, DePaul University and Loyola University.
We look for students who are independent, reliable, empathetic, and passionate about helping others.
Applying for the Counseling & Psychology Internship Program
Internship hours: Internship hours are flexible and are between 9 am to 9 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Interns can choose from any of our 5 locations.
To be considered for the psychology and counseling internship program, send us your resume and indicate which site(s) you would like to work at, and what languages you speak.
We have agreements with many mental health agencies, including hospitals and we help train the interns for different positions.
We offer assistance with job placement after completion of your internship.
For graduate interns who are interested in obtaining their CADC certification, we can help them fulfill the requirements during their internship at our agency. We also offer supervision for LPC and LCPC candidates.
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