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Cornerstone Clinical Training Program

The Clinical Training Program was created to provide our community and clients with an option to receive quality counseling through our CAP Program. Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago is offering learning opportunities for doctoral fellows, post doctoral fellows, master’s level students and bachelor level students interested in serving in an urban, multicultural environment.

History of Training Program

CCCOC has been based in the Near North neighborhood of Chicago for over 48 years. Cornerstone began as a vision of LaSalle Street Church pastor Bill Leslie in 1971, who recognized the need for psychological care for church members struggling with deeply embedded emotional and relational problems. Since our founding, the Center has maintained a commitment to providing high quality services to individuals and families with or without the means to access mental health care. Our master’s level training program has been in existence for over 10 years.

Fellowship / Internship Types 

The Doctoral Fellowship

Choose a Site That Reflects Your Personal Values 

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago is a faith-based, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) mental health agency, providing exceptional counseling and personal development services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families. Our therapists incorporate evidence-based tools into their work with clients and every client receives individualized care based on their needs and goals.

Our vision is to make our services accessible to the community, which is why we partner with Chicago area schools, businesses, churches, and other community organizations to provide professional development trainings, seminars and workshops, as well as academic counseling groups for students. We have been practicing in the Near North neighborhood of Chicago for over 48 years and are also an American Psychological Association (APA) approved training site for Doctoral level psychology students. 

Our internship site offers doctoral fellows the opportunity to work in a variety of settings which may include schools, churches, and community partnerships and in the main office. Throughout the year, interns will build competency through providing psychotherapy, consultations and assessments, for CCCOC’s diverse client population. Common presenting problems include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, adjustment to illness and/or life transitions, relationship concerns, addiction, trauma, affair recovery, attachment based issues, spiritual concerns and family issues across the lifespan. There will be opportunities to build a caseload with adults, couples, children/adolescents and families.  

CCCOC has designed this twelve month psychology internship to build upon the knowledge of the intern’s formal academic education with hands-on clinical training. The aim of the clinical experience is to expose interns to a range of evidence-based treatment modalities and a variety of theoretical orientations. Each intern program is personalized to their program requirements.

 

Responsibilities of the Position:

Doctoral fellows may choose areas of focus and specialization while obtaining training by serving a diverse client population with mild to moderate psychopathology.  

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, and Phobias. 

The child-adolescent track will also have the opportunity to engage in working with our school partnerships. Training in psychological testing will also be available.  Applicants with experience in couple therapy will also have opportunity for further training and experience in this modality.

Doctoral fellows will receive weekly individual supervision by experienced licensed clinical psychologists; engage in organizational team meetings and trainings, and didactic and peer supervision. 

Doctoral fellows will be expected to carry a caseload of 12-13 clinical hours per week and work a minimum of two evenings, as well as lead a master level intern seminar group.  Clinicians are also expected to be actively involved in the development of referral relationships, developing an online presence, and participation in outreach events, as well as attending fundraisers. 

Starting date of the position is August 1 of 2020; however, it may be negotiable depending on the circumstances. Competitive stipend is offered, along with benefits.

 

Minimum qualifications:

Doctoral fellow Applicants must have completed all academic coursework for their doctoral degree in clinical psychology from a regionally accredited university.

 

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. 

They 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. Fluency in Spanish is highly desired but not required. 

 

Required Application Materials:

1.  Cover letter

2.  CV 

3.  Names of three references 

4.  Graduate Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

5.  A letter stating that the applicant has been approved for internship

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

 

Application Deadline: 

April 1, 2020. Applications can be sent by mail or electronically. *All pre-doctoral candidates please apply through Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium (CACTC)

 

Send Applications To: 

Christine Collins, MA, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Clinical Director

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago

1111 N. Wells, Ste 400

Chicago, IL 60610

ccollins@chicagocounseling.org

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Choose a Position that Allows You to Explore Your Interests 

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago is a faith-based, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) mental health agency, providing exceptional counseling and personal development services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families. Our therapists incorporate evidence-based tools into their work with clients and every client receives individualized care based on their needs and goals.

Our vision is to make our services accessible to the community, which is why we partner with Chicago area schools, businesses, churches, and other community organizations to provide professional development trainings, seminars and workshops, as well as academic counseling groups for students. We have been practicing in the Near North neighborhood of Chicago for over 48 years and are also an American Psychological Association (APA) approved training site for Doctoral level psychology students.

Post doctoral fellows may choose areas of focus and specialization. There are opportunities for generalist, adult and child/adolescent focused clinicians. CCCOC serves a wide diversity of clients treating individuals with mild to moderate psychopathology.   

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 couple 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.
  • Child/adolescent focused postdocs will provide individual, group and family therapy in addition to doing psychological assessment.

Post doctoral fellows will receive weekly individual supervision by experienced licensed clinical psychologists

Post doctoral fellows will be expected to carry a caseload of 21 clinical hours per week and work a minimum of two evenings or one evening and a Saturday.  

Starting date of the position is negotiable depending on prior school and internship commitments. CCCOC provides marketing support and materials in addition to marketing coaching. Post doctoral fellows are also expected to be actively involved in the development of referral relationships, developing an online presence, and participation in outreach events. 

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. Post docs are also encouraged to attend trainings provided in other venues.  

 

Minimum qualifications:

Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree in clinical 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). 

Applicants must be eligible to sit for full licensure by the end of the first year of postdoctoral training.  

 

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. They 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.   Names of three references 

4.  Graduate Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

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

 

Application Deadline: 

March 1, 2020. Applications can be sent by mail or electronically. 

 

Send Applications To: 

Christine Collins, MA, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Clinical Director

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago

1111 N. Wells, Ste 400

Chicago, IL 60610

ccollins@chicagocounseling.org

The Master's Level Internship

Take The Next Step in Your Training

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago is a faith-based, not-for-profit (501(c)(3) mental health agency, providing exceptional counseling and personal development services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families. Our therapists incorporate evidence-based tools into their work with clients and every client receives individualized care based on their needs and goals.

Our vision is to make our services accessible to the community, which is why we partner with Chicago area schools, businesses, churches, and other community organizations to provide professional development trainings, seminars and workshops, as well as academic counseling groups for students. We have been practicing in the Near North neighborhood of Chicago for over 48 years and are also an American Psychological Association (APA) approved training site for Doctoral level psychology students.

At Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago, we are fully committed to making sure you receive outstanding clinical experiences, expert teaching from therapists who are passionate about their work, and an environment focused on your personal growth and well-being. We are proud of our programs’ excellence and at CCCOC; you will become a vital part of our organization.

Master’s level interns must be currently enrolled at accredited social work, counseling program or marriage and family program. Our internships are a good fit for students interested in a fast-paced, community and school-based settings. It is a unique program that allows 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, mental health consultant, and advocate for social emotional development. 

Under the direct supervision of a LCPC, LCSW, LMFT the intern will support an array of evaluative, direct, andconsultative/collaborative services to enhance the educational outcomes of students enrolled in the Title I programing with CPS, as well as other after-school community partnerships. Interns will carry out their daily responsibilities across the entire city and will have the opportunity to provide services to students ages K-12. 

In addition, students will provide individual psychotherapy for clients in our main office in accordance with the internship program requirement.

 

Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Provide pre-referral and intervention services, such as collaborating with classroom teachers, principals, and parents to determine goodness of fit for student with the Academic Counseling program. 
  • Perform multifactor assessments including an appraisal of all or some of the following (in accordance with referral questions): cognitive, social, adaptive, achievement, and emotional status. 
  • Gather information from school personnel who know the student as part of the assessment process 
  • Identify students’ particular strength(s) and weakness (es) as a learner, modifying curricula to meet individual student needs. 
  • Advise teachers and other school personnel on methods to enhance school and classroom setting to provide environment to maximize the student’s achievement. 
  • May attend IEP/504 meetings, where appropriate, to advocate for Academic Counseling student needs 
  • May counsel students individually and/or in groups to assist students with personal, social, and emotional adjustments. 
  • Complete all required paperwork in a comprehensive, timely and accurate manner.
  • Completion of all assigned paperwork in a timely fashion, such as individual and group documentation, attendance reports, service plans and evaluations as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Provide accurate and timely information to the supervisor on all topics and issues important to the well-being of clients.
  • Attend staff and team meetings as assigned by a supervisor. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a Master’s degree in a related field (School Psychology, Educational Psychology, School Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Child Psychology, Social Work) 
  • Love for working with children, strong social skills, and demonstrated ability to communicate with students, families and school personnel.
  • Experience working with students from different social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 
  • Foreign language ability (e.g. Spanish, Polish, Arabic) a plus, but not required. 
  • Excellent organizational, strong multi-tasking abilities and time management skills.
  • Keen attention to detail in paperwork completion. 
  • Comfortable working both in a team setting and autonomously.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor with members, colleagues, and collateral contacts consistent with organization’s ethics and code of conduct guidelines.
  • Must have a reliable mode of transportation and be able to travel to different sites in the city of Chicago

 

PLEASE NOTE:  

All interns are expected to work at least 16 hours per week, work Fridays as it is a required meeting day. The internship will begin August 2020 (with a required 40hr training program) and the commitment runs through June 2020. 

 

Required Application Materials:

1.  Cover letter

2.  CV 

3.  Names of three references 

4.  Graduate Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

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

 

Application Deadline: 

March 13, 2020. Applications can be sent by mail or electronically. 

 

Send Applications To: 

Martina Sancen Hill, LCPC

Director of Academic Programming

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago

1111 N. Wells, Ste 400

Chicago, IL 60610

msancen@chicagocounseling.org

 

The Bachelor's Level Internship

Choose a Site That Offers Great Experiences From Outstanding Clinicians 

Your BA Internship is an exciting time for you to begin to develop skills for your future studies in psychology.

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago is a faith-based, not-for-profit (501(c)(3) mental health agency, providing exceptional counseling and personal development services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families. Our therapists incorporate evidence-based tools into their work with clients and every client receives individualized care based on their needs and goals.

Our vision is to make our services accessible to the community, which is why we partner with Chicago area schools, businesses, churches, and other community organizations to provide professional development trainings, seminars and workshops, as well as academic counseling groups for students. We have been practicing in the Near North neighborhood of Chicago for over 48 years and are also an American Psychological Association (APA) approved training site for Doctoral level psychology students.

 

BA Clinical Internship

 

The BA intern will specialize and assist in tasks related to the administration of clinical services. They will assist in the main office with admin responsibilities as well as support the Intake team. The intern will have the opportunity to interact with all clinicians as well as the directors of the organization. 

 

 

Internship Responsibilities: 

  • Administrative Support: Answering phone calls, scheduling client appointments, collecting payments.
  • Compile research regarding current and future program opportunities at CCCOC.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings for one hour and didactic meetings for one hour with the clinical and administrative staff of CCCOC.
  • Attend half hour weekly supervision with staff at CCCOC to process clinical responsibilities.  Attend periodic meetings with the office manager regarding administrative responsibilities.  
  • Read professional articles and dialogue with supervisor on content and process. 
  • Help CCCOC clinical and administrative staff with marketing and community consultation projects (i.e., fundraising, open house, connecting with local churches and pastors, & newsletter distribution).
  • Assist in any other needs required by CCCOC staff.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years undergraduate education with successful completion of one or more of the following courses: psychology, sociology, or counseling. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strength in organization and attention to detail. 
  • An ambition to succeed in a professional and dynamic work atmosphere. 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to be assertive. 
  • Able to work independently as well as on a team. 
  • Experience in Microsoft software environment. 
  • A desire to work in a professional environment. 

 

BA Business Administrative Internship

The Business Administration Intern will directly assist the Office Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator with a wide range of projects related to administrative management, HR compliance, recruiting, onboarding/orientation, employee benefits, and volunteer intern programs.

This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. They will gain a better understanding of the role that Operations can play in a non-profit setting, and be better prepared to work in the arena of human resources, and the non-profit sector. The candidate will also have opportunities to network with other programs and clinical staff.

The Business Administration Intern will learn the practical application of:

Human Resources:

  • Steps in the recruiting and hiring process.
  • The importance of employment law and compliance, especially regarding employment eligibility, confidentiality, proper maintenance of employee files, and forms management.
  • The interrelationship of HR in the areas of new employee paperwork, payroll issues related to on boarding and termination, use of a payroll management database, and report generation.
  • Employee benefits management issues related to plan renewal and open enrollment, benefits enrollment and termination, troubleshooting employee benefits issues, and the customer service aspect of benefits oversight.
  • The development of HR policies and procedures to govern operations.

 

Marketing:

  • Assist with content development to support organizational and program promotion.
  • Support the development of marketing resources as needed for events and other needs. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current or recent enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in Human Resources, or non-profit management/administrative fields.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously.
  • High level of organization and ability to work independently and multitask.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications.
  • Student Member of SHRM a plus

 

Required Application Materials:

1.   Cover letter

2.   CV 

3.   Names of three references 

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

 

Application Deadline: 

March 1, 2020. Applications can be sent by mail or electronically. 

 

Send Applications To: 

Veronica Perez

Office Coordinator

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago

1111 N. Wells, Ste 400

Chicago, IL 60610

vperez@chicagocounseling.org

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago