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OCD/Complex Anxiety Group Therapist Intern

Company: Compass Health Center
Location: Oak Brook
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are

Compass Health Center is a recognized leader in crisis-level mental health, setting the standard for excellence in the Partial---Hospitalization---and Intensive Outpatient space (PHP/IOP). We serve over hundreds of patients every day, ranging from age 6---to---senior, in one of our three free-standing facilities, located in Northbrook, Chicago, and Oak Brook, or through our robust virtual programming.--- Compass provides an intermediate level of Behavioral Healthcare that fills a critical gap between outpatient and inpatient care. Patients and their families turn to Compass---when---in---crisis - every day, we---help people overcome depression, anxiety, suicidality, obsessions/compulsions,---past trauma, chronic pain, and other symptoms that prevent them from living happy and healthy lives.

We are seeking motivated students to learn and grow within our organization. This position will support our OCD and Complex Anxiety program for patients 18 years and up in our Oak Brook location and is only available to students in the 2022-2023 internship year of a Master level clinical program (social work, counseling, psychology). If you are passionate about creating and facilitating groups and providing compassionate care you would be a great fit on our team.

Your responsibilities will include:

Provide individualized exposure and response prevention therapy as it applies to OCD and anxiety disorders in a group based setting.
Provide group therapeutic interventions in PHP/ IOP therapy groups
Attend multidisciplinary rounds (psychiatrists, teachers, group therapists, primary therapists, family therapists and directors)
Provide support to other team members in various treatment groups
Aid in development and facilitation of ACT/DBT/CBT skills groups
Help with documentation of attendance for daytime programming
Compete progress notes and assist with treatment plan updates
Provide clinical observations/input from a social work or counseling psychology perspective to Treatment Teams
Participate in individual and/or group supervision on a weekly basis
Participate in continuous quality improvement and professional development through weekly and monthly opportunities throughout the duration of your internship
Attend weekly Program planning meeting

You would be the ideal candidate, if you:

Desire more experience in exposure and response prevention therapy
Are comfortable encouraging clients to be uncomfortable in the service of their treatment goals
Ability to demonstrate soft skills
Excellent time management skills, including the ability to juggle multiple demands simultaneously in a fast paced and challenging environment
Ability to maintain patient privacy at all times
Desire to work in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient setting with focus on group therapy modality
Completed coursework related to treatment for group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and/or dialectical behavior therapy

Training Hours:

Start Date:---July/August 2022
End Date:---May/ June 2023
Weekly Schedule:---To be determined in conjunction with program; 20-24 hours/week


Provided by individuals with the following credentials:
There will be individual and/or group supervision weekly (1 hour total).
Monthly group supervision will occur with all student interns, post-doctoral interns, and first-year employees.
Interns can expect a developmental style of supervision.
Interns will be expected to be active participants in setting goals and expectations for their internship year, as well as able to complete the training activities and job functions as listed above.


Ongoing professional development opportunities, including weekly lecture series throughout the summer.
Additional guidance and supervision from multi-disciplinary staff, including psychiatrists, teachers, group therapists, primary therapists, family therapists and directors.
Interns demonstrating exemplary performance will be strongly considered for future employment at Compass. Benefits for fulltime Compass employees below for reference.

Benefits & Perks

Our employees work hard to provide the best possible care for our patients, so we make sure we take care of them. Here are some of the benefits and perks available to our employees!

Health and Personal Wellness

Comprehensive Medical Insurance plan options through BlueCross BlueShield
Dental and Vision insurance plans
Employer paid Life Insurance, employer paid Short- and Long-Term Disability after one year of employment
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Accident insurance for when life happens

Financial Wellness

Competitive compensation for all employee levels
401(k) plan that includes a match of 100% of the first 4% of pay that you contribute

Time Off

Generous paid time off (PTO) with increased days based on years of employment
Generous Paid Parental Leave policy after one year of employment

Additional Perks

Continuous training opportunities; including free CEU seminars and additional training and development courses
Volunteering opportunities to enrich the soul and help give back to our community
The opportunity to work with the best in our field and be part of something extraordinary!

Keywords: Compass Health Center, Chicago , OCD/Complex Anxiety Group Therapist Intern, Healthcare , Oak Brook, Illinois

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