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Advanced Psychotherapy Externship

Application Procedures

Doctoral students in APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology programs in at least their second year of study who have already completed a doctoral therapy practicum are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit:

  • A detailed letter of interest, outlining theoretical orientation and clinical experience, training objectives, career goals, and other relevant personal and professional qualifications;
  • A current curriculum vita;
  • Three letters of reference, including one from your therapy practicum supervisor;
  • Graduate transcript from your doctoral program (unofficial transcripts are accepted).

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. However, Externs are welcome to apply for Internship and/or Postdoctoral Fellowship positions at UIC Counseling Center. Note that Externs are expected to be on site on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 – 5:00 pm. The training program begins two weeks prior to the first week of classes in the Fall Semester and concludes one week after the end of the Spring Semester.

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

Jeanette Simon, Psy.D., Assistant Director of 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 10, 2016
(Note:applications must be postmarked by this date)

On-site Interviews: March 7 - March 11

Pre-Notification Day: Friday, March 18, 2016
Notification Day: Monday, March 21, 2016


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