CCFH offers fellowships for pre- and post-doctoral mental health professionals and Ph.D. candidates in marriage and family therapy doctoral programs seeking to satisfy their internship requirement. Applicants should have a strong career development interest in the integration of family systems approaches in healthcare. The clinical experience emphasizes work with chronic or life-threatening illness, disability, and loss using family, couples, group/multi-family group and individual modalities.
Our Center provides clinical experience and supervision in placements at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Department of Family Practice. Responsibilities include: consultation and counseling with patients and family, participation in multidisciplinary teaching conferences, teaching residents and medical students about the integration of family systems approaches in varied healthcare settings, and collaboration with healthcare providers. Fellows can develop or join ongoing clinical research projects related to families and healthcare.
Visit our FICH Doctoral Fellowship 2017-2018 page for more information.
Individual and group supervision are offered for professionals working in healthcare, social service, or private practice settings with families facing serious illness, disability, and loss. Participants discuss their cases with expert CCFH faculty and benefit from group feedback. The format includes case presentation, review of videotaped sessions, role-play, and observation of live interviews. See Supervision Groups for additional information.
Spring – Summer Institute
CCFH offers an intensive 3-day Institute. This program attracts professionals nationwide and internationally who learn a family-based, collaborative clinical approach to help families meet the challenges of chronic and life-threatening health problems. The format is ideally suited for professionals seeking valuable knowledge and skills in a concentrated period of time away from work commitments.
Community Consultation Services
CCFH provides in-service training and engages in collaborative projects with community-based health, mental health and social service organizations. We provide the staff with effective methods for fostering healthy family functioning in the face of chronic medical conditions. The ultimate goal is to promote systemic change, incorporating family-oriented practices in program planning and implementation. CCFH has provided consultation services for a variety of organizations in Chicago including: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Illinois Masonic Hospital, Kovler Diabetes Center at Pritzker Medical Center, University of Chicago, Gilda’s Club Chicago, M.S. Society of Illinois, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. For additional information, see Community Programs.
Counseling Services: Illness, Disability, End of Life Challenges & Loss
Expert counseling services are available for individuals, couples and families coping with the challenges of chronic medical conditions, disability, terminal illness, and bereavement. For more information, please see Counseling & Therapy.