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Application Process

Applications are invited from graduate students in doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology. Applicants are expected to have significant prior practicum experience in psychotherapy, with a minimum of 500 intervention hours. Strong applicants have an interest in the range of activities conducted at a Counseling Center, including group therapy and outreach programming. In addition, experience working with adults and interest in multicultural populations are preferred. Former clients of the Counseling Center are not considered for training in order to minimize dual role complications and potential conflicts of interest.

Selection criteria are based broadly upon perceived goodness of fit between the internship's offerings and requirements and the candidate's qualifications, interests, and potential for benefiting from and contributing to the program. An APA-accredited academic psychology program is a requirement.

The application process for the 2015-2016 internship year is completely on-line (See the APPIC website,www.natmatch.com/psychint/ for more details). All application materials must be uploaded via the applicant portal on the APPIC website. The Center conforms to APPIC Match Policies regarding internship applications, interviews and decisions, including the stipulation that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from an intern applicant. We will not accept paper or emailed materials.

Applications requirements:

  • Completed AAPI (including Verification of Readiness for Internship section)
  • Curriculum vita
  • Three letters of recommendation; at least two should be from clinical supervisors
  • Cover letter (please include: program accreditation status, type of degree program, and years of graduate education in psychology)
  • Graduate school transcripts

Important Dates

**Applications due date TBD.

All interviews are conducted via skype/phone with an optional open house in mid January. Attendance at the open house is not expected and it does not improve an applicant's final ranking. All applicants will be notified by December 13 of their status regarding interviews. Interviews will take place the first half of January. After completion of the interview process, candidates who are no longer under consideration will be so informed.

Our program's Code Number with the National Matching Service is 126711.

Contact Information

Stephanie Benedict, Psy.D., Associate Director for Training
Counseling Center (MC 333), University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Services Building, Suite 2010
1200 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7164
Phone: (312) 996-3490, TTY available through the Office of Disability Services: (312) 413-0123
Fax: (312) 996-7645
Email:sbened@uic.edu

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