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Therapy Practicum

Grand Prairie Services offers a clinical training program to master level and doctorate level students who are in the process of completing their advanced degrees.   The student clinicians are trained to provide intake and assessment services, individual, family and group therapy services and case management services from a community mental health setting perspective.  Each student has the opportunity to work with an ethnically and racially diverse population of adults, children and adolescents.  The training approach is generalist in nature and prepares the student to function in an outpatient setting. The overall goal of the training program is to facilitate outpatient mental health recovery to children, adolescents and adults who are trying to cope with recent emotional and behavioral challenges.   

The therapy practicum begins August 1st and is a year- long training experience.  Each student clinician is on site for a minimum of 20 hours per week.  Supervision each week includes one hour individual supervision and two hours of group supervision. Students are trained through the utilization of individual supervision, group supervision, mirrored intakes, formal case presentations, live in-vivo supervision, didactic lectures, audio taping of sessions and reading material.   Training goals are aligned with the Association of Psychology and Internship Centers (APPIC) standards, the Association of Chicago land Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT), the professional graduate schools, and the mission of Grand Prairie Services.


How to apply:

Submit cover letter, CV and two letters of recommendation to:

Ellen Haas, Psy.D.

Director, Student Training

Grand Prairie Services

19530 Kedzie Avenue

Flossmoor, IL 60422

ehaas@gpsbh.org