Mental Health Clinician Training - Center for Contextual Change

9239 Gross Point Road, Skokie
821 W. Van Buren, Chicago
180 W. Park Avenue, Elmhurst
Call 847-676-4447 x304 for appointments
or a confidential assessment
Spanish speaking therapists available

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Externships and Internships

The Center offers internships, externships and other career opportunities for students and professionals who desire to practice in a dynamic, compassionate clinical environment. The Center for Contextual Change is a group practice that is funded both publicly and privately and services over 400 clients per week in our 3 Chicago area offices. Opportunities for professional growth are abundant as we provide extensive clinical training and on-going supervision using a team-focused approach which is based on The Collaborative Change Model.

Externship Program

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 externship program. Applicants must have graduated from a Masters in Social Work or Counseling program and be licensed in the State of Illinois. Externs are required to work at least 20 hours per week and receive a generous stipend. If you are interested in in completing an externship at The Center email your resume and cover letter to John Hughes at

Internship Program

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year internship program. Applicants must have had a previous clinical placement and be entering their final year of a Social Work, Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy masters program. The internship will run from August 2017 to June 2018.
Qualified applicants should email a resume and cover letter ONLY to John Hughes at In an effort to reduce waste please do not send any applications materials through the mail. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified in February. The application deadline is February 10th, 2017.

Clinical Staff Opportunities

We are always accepting applications from those interested in part-time of full-time clinical opportunities at The Center. If you are a licensed clinician and are interested in a career at The Center please email your resume and cover letter to John Hughes at

The Center offers a private group practice environment with the stability and support of an agency. Full-time staff are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package which includes Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance and Paid Time Off.