Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is a 408-licensed bed hospital that provides a comprehensive array of behavioral health services to the north side of Chicago, including the medical populations of Illinois Masonic. These services, provided through Advocate Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health Services, include a full complement of child, adolescent, adult, inpatient, outpatient and community services. Illinois Masonic serves a population that is comprised of a range of socio-economic levels, and a wide variety of ethnic and cultural groups.
Training Philosophy and Goals
IMMC's internship program adheres to a practitioner-scholar model. Professional development occurs through experiential learning achieved through provision of clinical services combined with scholarly inquiry. The training approach is generalist in nature, preparing the intern to function within a variety of multi-disciplinary settings. There is a strong emphasis on evidence-based training and practice. This is accomplished by exposing interns to best-practices established through research, as well as utilization of outcome measures in their own clinical work. The clinical psychology internship program provides a broad-based clinical training experience. Interns work with a varied range of clinical concepts, approaches and problems. Secondarily, inters may hone in on particular areas of interest and specialization.
The clinical psychology internship program at Illinois Masonic strives to fulfill several major goals:
- Competence in provision of effective psychotherapy to a diverse array of clients
- Competence in clinical assessment
- Sensitivity to diversity and individual differences
- Competence in the areas of professional consultation and supervision
- Adherence to codes of professional conduct and ethics
- Competence in the application of evidence-based practices in clinical settings
Fulfillment of goals is reflected through regularly scheduled competency assessments and supervisory evaluations.
The clinical psychology internship program has been APA-accredited since 1978.