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Post-Doctoral Resident

Position Description:

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago (CCCOC) is a vibrant, fast paced multidisciplinary practice with a strong commitment to social justice, multicultural competence, and integration of Christian faith and practice. CCCOC is unique in that it is a hybrid of a group practice and non-profit model, meaning that our clinical team does traditional psychotherapy in the office but also have involvement in community based services. Embracing this is important for missional fit.

We are located in the Near North of Chicago. As a member of an APA accredited psychology internship consortium, we are pleased to offer up to four full-time postdoctoral fellowships in clinical psychology. This is a supervised, 24-month position that has the potential to become a long term position at the practice. Those willing to commit to long term employment with our organization will be given preference. Our organizational culture is one that views post-doctoral residents as highly respected and valued colleagues and full members of the clinical team.

Postdoctoral residents may choose areas of focus and specialization.  There are opportunities for generalist, adult and child focused clinicians. CCCOC serves a wide diversity of clients treating individuals with mild to moderate psychopathology. As a trauma informed organization, there is significant opportunity to utilize evidence based treatments to address trauma.

Training opportunities include outreach and consultation, professional presentations, journal submissions, and evidence based treatment training on anxiety related disorders including OCD, GAD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, PTSD, Phobias. Training in psychological testing will also be available. Applicants with experience in couples therapy will also have opportunity for further training and experience in this modality.

  • Adult focused postdocs will provide individual, couple, group psychotherapy, and psychological assessment.
  • Generalist postdocs will provide individual, couple, group psychotherapy working with both children and adults, and psychological assessment.

Postdoctoral fellow will receive weekly individual supervision by experienced licensed clinical psychologists. They will also participate in biweekly Team Meetings that will include didactic training and case consultation. For additional information on our practice, please visit our website:

Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to bill 21 clinical hours per week and work a minimum of three evenings or 2 evenings and ½ day Saturdays. Caseloads may include clinical supervision when the resident has obtained licensure at the master levels or doctoral levels.

Starting date of the position is August 1 of 2017; however, it may be negotiable depending on the circumstances. Competitive salary is offered which will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation includes a comprehensive benefit package. CCCOC provides marketing support and materials in addition to marketing coaching. Post-docs are also expected to be actively involved in the development of referral relationships, developing an online presence, and participation in outreach events. Compensation is based on a fee-for-service model in which the Post-doc will receive 50% of revenue collected on a monthly basis.

CCCOC is licensed to provide continuing education in the state of IL, and provides free participation in these training opportunities at a level that will exceed minimum licensure requirements.  Clinicians are also encouraged to attend trainings provided in other venues.  


Minimum qualifications:

Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from a regionally accredited university and an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship (ABD at time of application is acceptable, PhD. or Psy.D must be completed at the time of hire). Fluency in Spanish is highly desired but not required.  Employees of CCCOC are expected to subscribe to the organization’s statement of faith and abide by the statement of faith in action (available on request).


Desired Qualifications:

A successful candidate must demonstrate strong interest in and experience with diverse clients, strong multicultural competence, ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team, and the ability to articulate their approach to integration of faith and practice. Additionally, we are strongly considering candidates who have strong assessment and report writing skills and those who have experience working with couples. He or she must also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as strong planning and organizational skills. Other vital characteristics are the ability to work in a fast paced environment, flexibility, and healthy self-care practices.


Required Application Materials:

1.   Cover letter

2.   CV

3.   Sample report

4.   Names of three references

5.  Graduate Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

6.  CCCOC application for employment will be provided after initial review of these materials.


Application Deadline:

July 10, 2017. Applications can be sent electronically.


Send Applications To:

Samantha Lussier, Psy.D., Director of Clinical Training:


Additional Questions:

For questions about the postdoctoral fellowship selection process, contact Samantha Lussier, Psy.D.






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