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Clinical Employment Opportunities. . .

The Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center considers the integration of theology with the practice of behavioral science to be fundamental to our mission.  As pastoral counselors, our staff are trained in both fields.  This dual perspective allows us to uniquely serve church congregations and parishes in our community.  The churches affiliated with CDPCC trust our clinical expertise while also valuing the Center as a professional and theologically sensitive place to refer.  In addition, our clients can heal and grow in an atmosphere that respects their faith tradition should they wish to bring that dimension into the process.

We invite those interested in joining our clinical practice to apply.

CURRENT OPENING:

We are seeking a doctorate level candidate (either a Ph.D or Psy.D. ) who has a certificate or degree in theology or pastoral studies (or a willingness to pursue).  Secondary considerations include one or more qualifications:

  1. Leadership abilities with an interest  in a leadership position within the organization
  2. Bi-lingual, particularly Spanish-speaking
  3. Assessment and supervisory experience
  4. Addictions certification (CADC) or other specialties

Candidates who meet these requirements are welcome to apply.

 

Application Guidelines:

When applying, please send the following, together in a single envelope:

  1. A cover letter detailing your interest
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. 3 reference letters

Applicants, please send your materials to: Dr. Patricia R. Francis, O.P. Director of Counseling Services

Practicum Opportunities


Practicum Students Welcome!

Our Center considers our participation in the clinical training to graduate and pre-doctoral students a high priority and an important contribution to the field of psychology and mental health services.  CDPCC offers students an opportunity to gain a wide variety of clinical experience under excellent supervision.  Our Center is unique in that its staff is trained in theology, degreed in the behavioral health sciences, and licensed by the State of Illinois.  Thus, our clients know we will respect their religious tradition should they wish to use that as a resource in their healing process and trust our clinical expertise.

What to expect when interviewing: 

We follow the ACEPT guidelines. Given the volume of applicants, all of our counseling staff participate in the interviewing process.  Students ordinarily have a 45 minute interview with one staff member (i.e., a pastoral counselor or psychologist).  Towards the end of the interviewing calendar, those students deemed to be strong candidates will be invited to return for a brief interview, in order to meet the entire staff and ask any questions that may have arisen since the first interview..

Please direct all questions to Dr. Patricia Francis, O.P., at 630-752-9750, ext. 17.  Email inquiries and applications are  discouraged.

Therapy and marriage & family practicum applicants, please send your materials to:

Dr. Patricia R. Francis, O.P.
Director of Counseling Services

Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center
507 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream IL 60188

Diagnostic practicum applicants, please send your materials to:

James A. Natter, Psy.D.
Executive Director
Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center 507 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream IL 60188

Application Guidelines: Students interested in completing a master’s level marriage and family or therapy practicum, a diagnostic practicum, an externship, or advanced practicum  are welcome to apply. When applying, please send the following, together in a single envelope:

  1. A cover letter detailing the type of position you are seeking
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. An official transcript of your coursework
  4. Three reference letters, one of which is from your school’s training department
  5. For those requesting a diagnostic practicum, please send a writing sample of an assessment you completed.

CACTC Internships

CACTC Internships

The Center is pleased to partner with the Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium, which is an APA-accredited doctoral training program. The purpose of the Consortium (CACTC) is to strengthen service delivery to under-served persons and their communities by means of equipping and preparing graduate students to work competently with these groups. 

We consider our participation in the clinical training of graduate and pre-doctoral students a high priority and an important contribution to the field of psychology and mental health services.  CDPCC offers students an opportunity to gain a wide variety of clinical experience under excellent supervision.  Our Center is unique in that our staff are trained in theology, degreed in the behavioral health sciences, and licensed by the State of Illinois.  We respect our client’s religious traditions should they wish to use them as a resource in their healing process, in addition to the clinician’s expertise.

For more information about the Center’s partnership with the Consortium, visit http://cactc.org/where-we-work/cdpcc/.

To apply for a CACTC Internship:
Interested applicants are to apply directly to Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium.  Go to cactc.org/apply and follow the application guidelines there. Please contact Dr. Nancy Cochran at 630-752-9750 x27 for further questions.

For more information about CACTC training opportunities at the Center, please contact Dr. Nancy Cochran at 630-752-9750, ext. 27.