In the clinical psychology program, we are required to complete two years of practicum, with an additional optional year. Here is a list of several sites of which members of Lab 277 have been placed:
- Advocate Illinois Masonic, Medical Center, Chicago, IL
- Bobby E. Wright, CBHC, Chicago, IL
- Family Counseling Center, Community Mental Health, Joliet, IL
- Thrive Counseling Center, Community Mental Health, Oak Park, IL
- University of Chicago, Medical Center, Chicago, IL
- University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Ecker Center for Behavioral Health, Elgin, IL
- The Family Institute at Northwestern; Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic, Chicago, IL
- John Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
- Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute, Elk Grove Village, IL
- Loyola Hospital's Psychosocial Oncology Department, Maywood, IL
In addition to practicum, several students gain experience in other settings. Typical positions involve clinical or research duties within local private practices, hospitals, and universities. These positions provide further training in specialized areas as well as assist in funding graduate school expenses.
All incoming students are required to work with children from Chicago Public Schools (CPS). During the first year, students will learn how to administer and score several assessments for ages 4-12. The assessments are used to assist in placement decisions for Classical and Gifted school programs. This is a great opportunity to secure partial funding for the year, as well as be trained in psychometrics and process of neuropsychological testing.
As previously explained, each member of the lab tests kids in schools every week. This experience is invaluable to our training, and continues to benefit the lab members when applying to specialized practica, internship, and post-docs.