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Cornerstone Clinical Training Program

For the 2018 - 2019 year, Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago has intern opportunities available for 

Doctoral Interns, Post Doctoral Fellows and Master's Level Graduate Interns

The Clinical Training Program was created to provide our community and clients with an option to receive quality counseling through our CAP Program. Our team of talented graduate interns will provide our clients with the necessary tools for culturally competent client care using evidenced-based practices while integrating faith into psychological practices when requested. CCCOC Graduate Intern Therapists follow the scholar-practioner model.


The Doctoral Internship Experience

The CCCOC doctoral internship is an American Psychological Association-approved training program for over 10 years. CCCOC has trained psychologists most of who are working in a variety of clinical, medical and educational settings.

CCCOC doctoral fellows may work in school settings, church settings and in the main office. They will provide assessment, consultation and therapy for CCCOC’s diverse client population. Each intern will have a program personalized to meet their school program requirements.

*All pre-doctoral candidates please apply through Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium (CACTC)

*Post-Doctoral Fellow Candidates, please send all requested materials to Clinical Director, Christine Collins at:

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019


The Graduate Intern Experience

CCCOC graduate intern program is a unique program that allows pre-doctoral and master level students who are passionate about working with children and adolescents, the opportunity to experience what it is like to be part of the classroom as an academic coach. A special interest in this population is a requirement as CCCOC partners with City of Chicago Title 1 schools and other agencies that provide support for children and families. The children/adolescents served are between the ages of 6-18 depending on the school/program. Groups may include the following topics: organizational skills, executive functioning, social skills, conflict resolution, mindfulness techniques and affective regulation.

Trainees would be engaging in direct services 50-75% of their scheduled hours. They will run groups at 1-2 school/programs and may carry a caseload of 1-3 individuals-families. Trainees will be assigned to 1-2 schools/programs so it will be important for the trainee to have a car. Weekly required hours are from 16-24 hours in accordance with the student program.



  • CCCOC also provides interns the opportunity to participate in bi-weekly trainings that incorporate  discussions, case studies, guest lectures and presentations.
  • Orientation includes 40 hours of training on facilitating groups, law and ethics, multicultural training, clinical documentation, mandated reporting and operations. (Begins the first week of September 2018).
  • One hour of individual supervision weekly to be scheduled in accordance with the supervisor.
  • One hour of group supervision which is weekly on Friday mornings.
  • Bi-weekly staff meeting which take place on Friday afternoons.


How to apply for the programs above:

We request:

  • A cover letter specific to CCCOC
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Copies of the applicants academic transcripts
  • 3 Letters of reference from 2 previous clinical supervisions and one academic reference
  • A hard copy application accessible, below mailed to:


Application Form


1111 N. Wells St. Suite 400

Chicago, IL 60610

Attn: Martina Sancen & Christine Collins

Applicants interested in more information about Cornerstone's Graduate Intern Program or application requirements, may contact the Director of Academic Counseling Programs, Martina Sancen at: 


Training Slots Available:

8 - positions for master level internships

1 - Pre-Doc Internship 

2 - Post-Doc Fellowship




Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago