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Practicum and Advanced Practicum Opportunities

Mission of Meier Clinics

Meier Clinics is committed to providing comprehensive mental health services that address the needs of the whole person—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—through promoting wellness and reducing barriers to accessible care. 

Overview of Practicum Experience

The one-year clinical diagnostic practicum at Meier Clinics offers students extensive experience in psychological testing for clients in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.  Catalyst (PHP/IOP) is an intensive program for adults 18yrs and older; Breakaway (IOP) is an intensive outpatient program for adolescents 14-18yrs old.  Clients present with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, grief and loss, low self-esteem, suicidality, psychosis, delusions, and dysfunctional relational patterns.  The purpose of testing is to provide an overall picture of the client’s current level of emotional, relational, and cognitive functioning; provide recommendations to the multidisciplinary treatment team; and provide feedback to the client and/or family.  

Practicum Requirements

  • Early July 2022 through end of June 2023 (dates flexible)
  • Completion of 10-15 test batteries
  • Required attendance and participation in clinical staffings (multidisciplinary team meetings)
  • Increased proficiency and efficiency of test selection, administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing throughout the training year

Supervision and Staffings

  • Individual Supervision 1x/week  (coordinated with supervisor)
    • Supervision 1 hour/week; additional time available as needed
    • Supervision provided for all steps in the assessment process
    • Ethical and legal issues addressed
    • Professional development provided
  • Group Testing Supervision 1x/week (Thursdays @ 10am)
    • Attendance required by all students
    • Didactic presentations on tests utilized at the clinic
    • Case presentations by students on a rotating basis; collaborative analysis of data, findings, diagnoses, and recommendations
  • Staffings for Catalyst and Breakaway 1x/week each (Thursdays @ 11a, 2p)
    • Clinical staffings with multidisciplinary treatment team
    • Discussion of clinical presentation, treatment plans, and progress toward goals
    • Provision of additional information for incorporation into treatment and aftercare

Testing Cases

  • Cases are assigned on a rotational basis
  • Diagnostic clinician is responsible for completion of pre-authorizations required by insurance (may be done with supervisor) and scheduling testing based on client and clinician’s availability
  • Test selection based on referral questions and needs of both client and treatment team
  • Testing batteries may include:
  • Cognitive measures: WAIS-IV, WISC-V, WJ IV, WASI-II or K-BIT
  • Objective measures:  MMPI/MMPI-A, MCMI/MACI, and various self-report measures
  • Projective measures: Rorschach, TAT, TEMAS, RISB, and Projective Drawings
  • Additional measures: DAPS, TSI, EDI, TOVA, SASSI, STAXI, Brown, etc.
  • Testing feedback session provided to client and/or family members
  • On-going feedback to treatment team regarding needs for treatment and aftercare 

Additional Testing Resources

Meier Clinics has a variety of testing measures, scoring programs, and scoring and interpretation guides to aid in the understanding of clinical data and writing of meaningful reports.  Testing Appendixes are available for students’ use.  Additional materials are distributed during didactic trainings and group supervision. 

To Apply, please submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. 2 Letters of Recommendation

To:  Luke Tseng, PsyD

       Licensed Clinical Psychologist

       Meier Clinics

       2100 Manchester Rd, Ste 1510

       Wheaton, IL 60187

We are ACEPT abiding for this position and will adhere to the following ACEPT dates:

2022-2023 Practicum Training Year

  • January 28, 2022: Students may begin submitting practicum applications
  • February 11, 2022: Students must have applications submitted to sites deadline
  • March 1, 2022: Date sites inform applicants if they will be interviewed
  • March 18, 2022: Pre-Notification Day 
  • March 21, 2022: Notification Day
  • March 23, 2022: The Clearinghouse process will begin 

Overview of Advanced Practicum Experience

The one-year clinical advanced practicum at Meier Clinics offers students extensive experience in individual and group therapy as well as psychological testing for clients in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.  Catalyst (PHP/IOP) is an intensive program for adults 18yrs and older; Breakaway (IOP) is an intensive outpatient program for adolescents 14-18yrs old.  Clients present with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, grief and loss, low self-esteem, suicidality, psychosis, delusions, and dysfunctional relational patterns.  You will be providing both individual and group therapy within a highly supportive, structured, and supervisory environment.  The purpose of psychological testing is to provide an overall picture of the client’s current level of emotional, relational, and cognitive functioning; provide recommendations to the multidisciplinary treatment team; and provide feedback to the client and/or family.  In addition, you may carry an outpatient caseload as schedules allow. 

Advanced Practicum Requirements and Training Experiences

  • Early July 2022 through end of June 2023 (dates flexible)
  • Provide individual and group therapy in our partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.  Evening hours are required with our Breakaway program. 
  • Carry an outpatient caseload based on scheduling and availability.  Develop treatment plans and implement appropriate interventions. 
  • Required attendance and participation in weekly clinical staffings (multidisciplinary team meetings).
  • Weekly didactics and case presentations in psychological assessment. 
  • Complete psychological assessments as assigned.  Increased proficiency and efficiency of test selection, administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing throughout the training year.
  • Training in the precertification process required by insurance companies for PHP and IOP level of care, as well as additional training on the insurance side of clinical psychology. 
  • Supervision with multiple experienced licensed psychologists, including live supervision and co-leading group therapy. 

Supervision and Staffings

  • Individual Supervision 1x/week (coordinated with supervisor)
    • Supervision 1 hour/week; additional time available as needed
    • Supervision provided for all steps in the therapy and assessment process
    • Ethical and legal issues addressed
    • Professional development provided
  • Group Testing Supervision 1x/week (Thursdays @ 10am)
    • Attendance required by all students
    • Didactic presentations on tests utilized at the clinic
    • Case presentations by students on a rotating basis; collaborative analysis of data, findings, diagnoses, and recommendations
  • Staffings for Catalyst and Breakaway 1x/week each (Thursdays @ 11a and 2p)
    • Clinical staffings with multidisciplinary treatment team
    • Discussion of clinical presentation, treatment plans, and progress toward goals
    • Provision of additional information for incorporation into treatment and aftercare
  • Outpatient Group Supervision 1x/week (Thursdays @ 1pm)
    • Group supervision experience with a variety of other clinicians, including psychologists, masters level therapists, social workers, and psychiatrists
    • Clinical questions and cases are presented and discussed as a group
    • Ethical issues, referral needs, treatment recommendations are addressed
    • Opportunity to gain knowledge and experience from multiple seasoned clinicians
    • Monthly didactic trainings on various topics

Testing Cases

  • Cases are assigned on a rotational basis
  • Diagnostic clinician is responsible for completion of pre-authorizations required by insurance (may be done with supervisor) and scheduling testing based on client and clinician’s availability
  • Test selection based on referral questions and needs of both client and treatment team
  • Testing batteries may include:
  • Cognitive measures: WAIS-IV, WISC-V, WJ IV, WASI-II or K-BIT
  • Objective measures:  MMPI/MMPI-A, MCMI/MACI, and various self-report measures
  • Projective measures: Rorschach, TAT, TEMAS, RISB, and Projective Drawings
  • Additional measures: DAPS, TSI, EDI, TOVA, SASSI, STAXI, Brown, etc.
  • Testing feedback session provided to client and/or family members
  • On-going feedback to treatment team regarding needs for treatment and aftercare 

To Apply, please submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. 2 Letters of Recommendation

To:  Luke Tseng, PsyD

       Licensed Clinical Psychologist

       Meier Clinics

       2100 Manchester Rd, Ste 1510

       Wheaton, IL 60187

We are not ACEPT abiding for this position and encourage all applicants to submit applications apply by January 10th, 2022.