OUR TRAINING PROGRAM

 

For many years, the UIC Department of Psychiatry operated separate psychology internships in child and adult areas, each accredited* by the American Psychological Association. Currently the two programs are combined under one training model, although separate tracks are maintained in child and adult areas. Each track offers areas of "concentration" from which applicants can craft an individualized curriculum that fits their training needs and career goals. Although interns apply to and enter the program through only one of the tracks, their curriculum could include experiences across both tracks.


Eight interns will be selected for the 2013-2014 internship year, four in the child track and four in the adult track. The annual stipend is $23,750. In addition to the stipend, interns have four weeks vacation, sick leave, medical and dental insurance, and life insurance.


Child Track: Clinical work through our outpatient clinics focuses on children with emotional and behavioral problems and their families. Experience with diagnostic intakes, psychological testing, individual, group, and family therapy, and school and community consultation is provided. Clinical opportunities are also incorporated into many of the clinical research projects, including direct service provision as well as supervision of direct service providers.


Adult Track: The patients treated by interns are diverse and include adults with serious mental illnesses, adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral disorders, university students, employed persons, medical patients, and others from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. As in the child track, experiences in assessment and psychotherapy of varying modalities are available. Integration of the science and practice of psychology is supported in all of the clinical, clinical research, and research opportunities.


Individuals will apply to and be accepted into either the Adult or the Child Track, but they can select experiences from the other track as part of their program. Applicants should indicate the track (either child or adult) that they are applying to, and their preferences as to area of concentration. This information is requested in the cover letter as part of the application procedure.

 

* Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979/E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org

Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation