The Forensic Center Clinical Training Program offers students in forensic and non-forensic programs the opportunity to gain experience across a wide array of training rotations. Students are the primary treatment providers and evaluators in the Center and are guided by highly engaged and accessible clinical supervision.
The student trainee team usually numbers 7 – 10 trainees each year, and opportunities are available to both masters- and doctoral-level trainees in forensic and non-forensic program. The Center also offers APA-accredited pre-doctoral internships through The Chicago School Community Internship Consortium.
Trainees are given a diverse caseload of individuals, couples, and families with the opportunity to provide child therapy. Trainees also rotate through community placements to provide therapeutic groups for high-risk youth and juvenile offenders. The Center’s unique Fitness Restoration Program provides trainees to provide treatment to persons found incompetent to stand trial in order on an outpatient basis to support the client’s restoration to “fitness.”
Training rotations and opportunities
- Family therapy, co-parenting, and parent-child reunification therapy through Cook County Domestic Court referrals
- Fitness restoration treatment and evaluations through the Center’s unique Fitness Restoration Program funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services
- Therapeutic group interventions through the Evening Reporting Center for youth on parole and truancy reduction, school engagement, and socio-emotional learning programs at community-based agencies and schools.
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and other child and family Interventions
- Trauma-informed therapies for victim-related interventions.
- Specialized screenings and evaluations for persons referred by the courts.
- Program evaluation and consultation for community-based organizations.