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Pre-Doctoral Fellowships In Clinical Psychology

Gateway Internship ProgramGateway Foundation has provided substance abuse treatment for more than 40 years and is the largest provider of substance abuse treatment in Illinois. Gateway uses research-informed, evidence-based, and best clinical practices to assure optimal outcomes through individualized treatment approaches.

The Gateway Internship Program is designed to integrate and build on your experience base and skills acquired in previous graduate study and clinical placements, with a view to equipping you to join the profession as a highly competent professional clinical psychologist.

Gateway's Internship Program offers you the opportunity to work with adolescents and adults in individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing, and to participate in multi-disciplinary treatment teams, including the disciplines of nursing, psychiatry, licensed substance abuse counseling, clinical social work and more.

Psychology Internship Overview

Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Fellowships
The Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Fellowships are 12-month, 2,000-hour full time positions. The internship program is dedicated to preparing graduate students for the professional practice of clinical psychology.

  • Supervision, Stipend & Benefits
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Internship Requirements
  • Philosophy, Objectives and Training Model
  • Application Process
  • Fellowships Offered Throughout The Chicago Area

Chicago West Treatment Center
The Chicago West Treatment Center will accept two Psychology Interns (interns.) The client population at Chicago West includes adults and adolescents in residential and outpatient settings. Chicago Outpatient Northwest provides outpatient services for adult and youth clients. Clients primarily have substance abuse problems but may also have dual diagnoses: mental illness and substance abuse (MISA). Interns will be involved mostly with mental health aspects of clients' treatment, although the broader context is one of substance abuse and MISA treatment. Training and clinical experience in biofeedback treatment will be available at Chicago West.

Lake Villa Treatment Center
The Lake Villa Treatment Center will also accept two psychology interns. Lake Villa has residential treatment for male adolescents and for male and female adults. Training and clinical experience in biofeedback treatment will be available at our Lake Villa site.

Aurora Treatment Center
The Gateway Aurora site mainly serves outpatients who may or may not have substance abuse problems. The Aurora Treatment Center will accept one intern to work with children and adolescents, and a second intern to work with adults. There is also a small residential substance abuse program at this site.