Practicum Training

Dear Prospective Advanced Externship Applicant:

Thank you for considering IIT’s Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) as your advanced therapy externship training site. The SHWC staff is dedicated to providing the highest-quality training possible in a safe environment that promotes both personal and professional development. Please take the time to review the information below and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

The Student Health and Wellness Center is an integrated medical and mental health center offering a unique opportunity to train in a multidisciplinary college setting. The psychological staff consists of two full-time licensed psychologists, two part-time therapist, one post-doctoral fellow, and one part-time onsite psychiatrist all on our Main Campus.

Our supervisors practice within an integrative framework, drawing upon humanistic/existential, relational, feminist, multicultural, psychodynamic and mindfulness-based approaches to therapy. We integrate solution-focused and skills-based approaches when appropriate. Supervisors are committed to helping trainees develop their own unique therapeutic styles.

We are very proud to have one of the most diverse student bodies of any school in the Chicago area, with 61 percent of our graduate student body and 29 percent of our undergraduates identifying as an international students (in total representing 120 countries). Our agency is committed to providing culturally sensitive services to our students as well as multiculturally focused supervision to our trainees.

We are conveniently located within blocks of both the Red and Green lines of the “L.” Our campus has a reputation for being both beautiful and safe, made so in part by the fact that the Chicago Police Department headquarters is located just blocks away.

Again, thank you for considering our training site. We wish you the best of luck as you continue your education and work toward achieving your academic and professional goals.

Christy Reh, Psy.D.
IL Tech Student Health and Wellness Center