Psychological Internship/Externship Training Opportunities
National Match Number: 215812
WE ARE an APPIC & ACEPT Membership-affiliated Training Site
We adhere to all guidelines set forth by these organizations!
Predoctoral Internship Opportunity
Associates in Behavioral Science
is still an APPIC member and now a member of the
Illinois Psychological Association Predoctoral Internship Consortium (IPAPIC).
The mission of IPAPIC is to offer quality psychology training in diverse settings to predoctoral interns in the state of Illinois while also creating networks between trainees, agencies, IPA, and IPA members. IPAPIC endeavors to join together training organizations in the state of Illinois to create opportunities for Illinois psychology interns. A vision of IPAPIC is to grow each and every year by joining with new organizations to offer new training prospects. An important mission of IPAPIC is to offer services to underserved communities. By linking agencies, IPAPIC is able to offer such services, since training and supervision responsibilities are shared by the consortium. NOTE:If you are a private/group practice or training program interested in joining the consortium, please contact either site for more information.
Currently, Associates in Behavioral Science (ABS), Psychological Consultations (PC), Child and Family Psychology Center (CFPC), MidAmerican Psychological Institute (MPI), and Genesis Therapy Center (GTC), are consortium partners. During the training year, interns will collaborate with other interns in the consortium to participate in various learning activities, as well as an advocacy project with IPA. Both ABS and PC offer excellent training opportunities in therapy, assessment and supervision. To apply to one of the sites in the IPAPIC, please apply through the APPIC website and directory.
The deadline for applications is November 29, 2015, with an anticipated start date of July 1 to August 1, 2014. The stipend is currently $14,000/year--we hope to increase this in the coming years. In addition to the paid vacation and holiday time, our interns earn paid comp time off as well. This is a one year training program! Our Interns average 2,300 hours per year. Interns receive a certificate of completion indicating both the number of hours completed and successful completion of clinical training experiences. More information and applications are available through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Center (APPIC) website: www.appic.org
Therapy Opportunities for the Practicum Student
Through the application and integration of theoretical knowledge to the chronically ill population,
practicum students learn:
Individual Therapy with Chronic and High-functioning Outpatients
Couples and Family Therapy
Group Therapy in an Intensive Outpatient Program
Crisis Intervention and Prevention
DSM-V Diagnosis Classification
Our training program offers you a wonderful experience in a fast-paced private practice setting.
What we offer
Flexible start dates in June, July and August
Major Holidays off
Two 8 hour training days at the office M-F, 9am-5pm or 10am - 6pm, Saturday 9-3pm
One 4 hour training day at the office M-S
1 hour group supervision/week & 3 hours weekly didactic training (mandatory from 2-5p every Tuesday)
1 hour individual, licensed supervision/week
1 hour intern supervision/week
ABS is offering the following practicum positions for the 2016-2017 training year
Applicant Requirements The ideal candidate must have experience working with the chronically mentally ill and open to providing supervision to practicum students. Interns must be clinically astute, able to work independently, and demonstrate an ability to multi-task. Master's Degree preferred. Candidates who already possess an Illinois license (LCPC or LCSW) are strongly encouraged to apply. ABS agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Potential candidates should submit Cover Letter, CV, AAPI forms, 3 letters of recommendation (not including your training director letter) and a writing sample no sooner than January 1, 2016. We DO NOT have an in-house application form.
Associates in Behavioral Science
ABS is an interdisciplinary practice comprised of a board certified psychiatrist, licensed clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers and professional counselors, and a pharmacist. We provide outpatient care (children, adolescents & adults; individuals, couples & families) of psychiatric disorders and substance abuse problems. We also offer more intensive levels of care, as discussed below.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Associates in Behavioral Science is designed to treat individuals who suffer from severe psychiatric disorders. The program offers a less restrictive atmosphere for individuals with a history of inpatient psychiatric care, while still allowing those clients to receive the intensive and comprehensive treatment that this integral to their mental health. The program focuses on the stabilization and amelioration of acute symptoms that do not require immediate hospitalization.
The IOP strives to improve the social/interpersonal skills of our clients while helping them to develop stronger coping skills to function within the environment in which they live. The clients are educated on all aspects of their illness including their disorder symptoms, treatment, and medications.
The ultimate goal of the Associates in Behavioral Science Intensive Outpatient Program is to improve the client's quality of life through an increase in their stability and an understanding of their illness.
A psychologist, who is on-site daily and is closely involved in the daily delivery of care, supervises the IOP. The staff includes psychiatrists and psychologists, mental health and substance abuse counselors.
The Intensive Outpatient Program takes place on a daily basis, Monday through Friday, for four hours each day. Patients attend several groups each day, including group psychotherapy, psychoeducational groups, and individual therapy.
Interns will have the opportunity to work with chronically mentally ill adults from primarily urban, low income, ethnic minority populations. Treatment modalities include diagnostic testing, individual and group therapy, as well as long-term psychotherapy. Community and crisis intervention experience will be gained through consultations performed in a hospital emergency room. Interns also staff and coordinate outpatient psychiatry appointments with our staff psychiatrist. Additional experiences will include psychiatry consults on medical units, staff supervision, and clinical administration.