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Advanced Psychotherapy Externship

Application Procedures

Doctoral students in clinical or counseling psychology who are in at least their second year of study are encouraged to apply. Applicants who have already completed a psychotherapy practicum and who are seeking an advanced therapy externship are favored.

No formal application form is required. Applicants should submit

  • A detailed cover letter of interest, outlining theoretical orientation and clinical experience, training objectives, career goals, and other relevant personal and professional qualifications.
  • An updated curriculum vita.
  • Two letters of reference.

The basic criteria for selection will be the goodness of fit with the objectives of the training program and the indicated potential of the candidate to contribute to and benefit from the externship experience at the Counseling Center.

In order to minimize the impact of potential dual roles, current or previous UIC Counseling Center therapy clients are not eligible to apply for the externship training program.

All application materials should be sent by e-mail or mail in a complete packet to

Jeanette Simon, Psy.D., Assistant 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: jzsimon@uic.edu

The schedule for applications, interviews and decisions corresponds to the timelines recommended by the Association of Chicagoland Externship & Practicum Training (ACEPT).

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

On-site Interviews: week of March 11, 2014

Pre-Notification Day: Friday, March, 21, 2014
Notification Day: Monday, March 24, 2014


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