Community Service Practicum

Exposure to Concepts of Social Justice and Change

Author: Behavioral Health Staff/Friday, August 23, 2013/Categories: Student Clinical Training Program

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The Community Service Practicum (CSP) is a unique non-clinical experience, meant to expose future practitioners to concepts of social justice and social change, and to instill in them the ethos and the skill set necessary to engage in socially responsible practice. Students ordinarily spend six months on this practicum. This placement will take place from January through June OR from July through December each year. The number of hours students spend on-site will vary by project needs, but a minimum of 8 to 10 hours each week for approximately twenty two weeks (190 to 200 hours) is required for the student to fulfill this requirement. The Will County Health Department Behavioral Health Programs develop specific projects in which the students engage. 

For further information regarding the Clinical Training Program the Program Coordinator Rita Gray, Psy,D., CADC at rgray@willcountyhealth.org or call Dr. Gray at 815.727.5904

Application should be submitted by e-mail to Joseph E. Troiani, Ph.D., CADC the Director of Behavioral Health Programs at jtroiani@willcountyhealth.org. 

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