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Cornerstone Clinical Training Program

For the 2019 - 2020 year, Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago has intern opportunities available for 

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 ProgramFor the 2019 - 2020 academic school year Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago is offering  learning opportunities for doctoral fellows as well as  master’s 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 47 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.

The Doctoral Internship Experience

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago is an American Psychological Association-approved training site and for the past fifteen years we have trained psychologists who now work in a variety of clinical, medical and educational settings. 

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 assessments, consultations and therapy 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, 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.

 *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: ccollins@chicagocounseling.org    

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

The Master's Level Intern Experience

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago offers  clinical training opportunities to master’s level students currently enrolled at accredited social work and counseling programs. 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. 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. All students will provide Social and Emotional Learning services to students ages K-12 through school and after-school programs throughout Chicago.

Additionally, students will provide individual psychotherapy for 2-3 clients per week through our CAP program. Our internship opportunities are flexible however all interns are expected to work up to 20-24 hours per week and to be available for 11 months (August through June) during the internship period.

 **** The program begins on Tuesday August 27, 2019 with a mandatory training period.****

Counseling Program Requirements

·  Interns will be assigned to 1-2 schools/programs so reliable transportation is important.

·  Weekly minimum required hours are 20 hours.

·  Interns will be assigned 2-3 individual client cases at the CCCOC main office. Based on comfort level and prior experience, students may have the opportunity to provide couples, family, and possibly group psychotherapy.

·  Mandatory orientation includes 40 hours of training on facilitating groups, law and ethics, multicultural training, clinical documentation, mandated reporting and operations.

·  Friday availability for team meetings, training and supervision is mandatory.

Social Work Program Requirements

·  Interns will be assigned to 1-2 schools/programs so reliable transportation is important.

·  Weekly required hours are from 16-24 hours.

·  Mandatory orientation includes 40 hours of training on facilitating groups, law and ethics, multicultural training, clinical documentation, mandated reporting and operations.

·  Friday availability for team meetings, training and supervision is mandatory.

 

How to apply for the programs above:

We request:

·       A cover letter specific to CCCOC

·       A curriculum vitae

·       2 Letters of reference one from previous supervisor and one academic reference

·       Transcript

·       Completed Application Form

 Application Form

Applicants are asked to email the above packet to msancen@chicagocounseling.org  or mail the packet to:

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago

1111 N. Wells St. Suite 400

Chicago, IL 60610

Attn: Martina Sancen

Application Deadline: June 3, 2019

Applicants interested in more information about Cornerstone's Master’s Level Intern Program or application requirements, may contact the Director of Academic Counseling Programs, Martina Sancen at: msancen@chicagocounseling.org

 

 

 

 

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