Application Requirements

Application Requirements

All prospective externs/practicum students should submit the following documents to Mary Pfeiffer, PhD, Director of Training:

  • Cover letter of intent summarizing interest in psychology, experience, training, externship training goals, and reasons for applying to the program
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts of all graduate work
  • Letters of recommendation from at least three professionals who are familiar with you and your work.

Selection Procedure

Applications are reviewed by the Director of Training and training supervisors and rated on the applicant’s submitted materials and the team will determine the final applicants who will be invited to interview. An on-site interview is required for all final applicants to assure familiarity with the correctional setting and environment. Those invited to interview will be interviewed by members of the training team, including the Training Director, training supervisors, current interns and the post-doctoral resident.  After all interviews have been completed the Training Director consults with the training team to develop offers.  ACHS agrees to abide by the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT) policies. The ACHS program adheres to all Adler University, state, federal and local nondiscrimination policies.

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