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Adult Probation Department Internship-Graduate Mental Health Unit

The Circuit Court of Cook County of the State of Illinois

Chicago, IL

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The Adult Probation Department offers a two-semester internship program for advanced master’s students of social work, psychology and related fields interested in applying and developing their clinical skills in a court-based mental health unit serving probationers with severe and persistent mental illness. Our mission is to assist probationers to maintain engagement in mental health treatment and comply with other special conditions of probation. We work closely with treatment providers for referrals, progress, and discussion regarding other relevant interventions.

Under the supervision of licensed clinicians, interns conduct mental health screening eligibilities for court and interview detainees in custody to determine eligibilities. They carry a small caseload of clients throughout their placement. They conduct mental health assessments, treatment plans, locus, and a variety of mental health paperwork; observe court proceedings involving their clients; provide varied interventions with clients; review and analyze criminal history information, psychiatric records, police reports and other relevant data; and participate in any ongoing projects and/or research initiatives.

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