Interwoven and The Forensic Center is a highly-regarded training site for counseling and psychology students. Our clinical supervisors are committed to providing an excellent training experience for both masters and doctoral-level trainees from any of The Chicago School’s clinical programs. Because we serve forensic and non-forensic clients, students can have the opportunity to to be primarily forensically focused or have a mix of forensic and non-forensic cases.
The training experience for forensic psychology is exceptionally comprehensive, with clients referred from both the criminal and domestic relations courts, providing a caseload of rich diversity. Under The Forensic Center’s Fitness Restoration Program, trainees provide outpatient treatment to clients found incompetent to stand trial due to a mental illness and/or cognitive impairment. High performing students may be provided the opportunity to conduct fitness-to-stand-trail psychological evaluations. Domestic relations cases primarily concerns families impacted by divorce and child custody disputes. Trainees provide a wide variety of treatments including psychological evaluations for parenting capacity, individual therapy, family treatment (including therapeutic supervised visitation), co-parenting counseling, parenting skills development, anger management counseling, child-parent therapy, and therapy for children and adolescents. Much of the clinical focus and training approach incorporates a trauma-informed perspective.
The Forensic Center is also a member of an APA-accredited (provisional) pre-doctoral internship training site. The Community Internship Consortium (CIC) is based at The Chicago School and partners with The Forensic Center, Pillars, and Thresholds. To learn more about the CIC, please visit: https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/academics/community-internship-consortium/