COUNSELING & SOCIAL WORK
Qualifications – Counseling and social work interns must be enrolled in an accredited master’s Counseling or Social work program to participate in an internship placement at Road Home Program.
Time Commitment – The intern will be at Road Home Program at least 16 hours each week from 9 am to 5 pm. Availability on Wednesdays is required to accommodate didactics and supervision.
Application Requirements - For a complete application, please include a cover letter that describes your careers goals and how Road Home Program can facilitate your continued professional development, CV/resume, and two letters of recommendation.
The bulk of an intern’s time will be spent carrying an OP caseload of eight to ten cases. Road Home Program’s clinic serves veterans and their family members throughout Chicagoland and Illinois. Road Home Program emphasizes the use of short-term evidence-based interventions in individual therapy.
Depending on interest and availability, group psychotherapy is sometimes offered and interns are welcome to co-facilitate a group when available. In the past, Road Home Program has offered groups for MST, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), substance use, sleep hygiene, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, family support, trauma-informed yoga, art therapy, and mindfulness.
Our IOP differs from many other PTSD programs both in the amount and frequency of trauma-focused treatment, with veterans receiving individual CPT sessions twice per day (i.e., massed-treatment). During the training year, interns can provide short-term interventions focused on MI and DBT skills to support individuals in the IOP. In addition, interns will complete comprehensive intake assessments that include a psychos