The outpatient residency requires a weekly average of 22 direct-service hours, which may include individual, group, and family therapy. Caseload consists of outpatient and day treatment (i.e., Stepping Stone therapeutic day school) clients. Providing clinical consultation to Stepping Stone families (in conjunction with the classroom teacher) and co-leading Stepping Stone groups are also part of the outpatient residency position. Outpatient residents will provide supervision of intakes and participate in the staff rotation for on-call coverage. During the on-call period, residents are available by phone if clients are in need of crisis intervention after hours and the client’s therapist is not available. Two evenings (1pm-9pm) are required in order to see outpatient clients.
Post-doctoral residents are trained in the Relational Re-Enactment Systems Approach to Treatment (REStArT) model through the Allendale REStArT Institute. Throughout the training year, residents receive didactic training regarding the REStArT model - starting in orientation and continuing through seminars, supervisions, trainings, staffings, meetings, and consultations. This model, an evidence-based practice, was originally developed in our residential program and has been used in multiple treatment settings, including outpatient, therapeutic day school, and foster care.The REStArT model integrates psychodynamic/object relations, systems, neurobiology, trauma and attachment theories (McConnell & Taglione, 2012). For further information on this model, please see the REStArT Institute page of our website (www.allendale4kids.org). Throughout their assignments in Allendale programs, residents are trained in and expected to work within the model of the agency while developing their own approach to treatment.
Additional Salary Information: •Medical and dental insurance*
•Two weeks paid vacation
•Holiday and sick pay benefits
•Professional time for outside conferences
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About Allendale Association
Since its founding in 1897, Allendale has proudly served children, youth, and their families from all walks of life. Helping these children to heal and prepare for a brighter future requires highly sophisticated therapeutic programs and services. Allendale's therapists utilize the REStArT model (Relational Re-Enactment Systems Approach to Treatment), which emphasizes the re-enactment of relational patterns and the need for balance in our clinical understanding and subsequent response. The main campus in Lake Villa, Illinois houses the Elizabeth Morse Special Education School, the Bradley Counseling Center outpatient services and residential treatment programs. Additionally, Allendale has residential treatment programs in North Chicago, IL and Benet Lake, WI, as well as group homes in Waukegan, IL; an outpatient community based counseling center in Gurnee, IL and an extended day treatment special education satellite program for children and youth from surrounding communities in Woodstock, IL. Today, we serve over 800 children, youth and families annually.
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