|Left to right: Sandtray therapy room; Extern Therapy Office; HHS waiting room; Intern Office|
For over 30 years, the department has provided individual, couple, and family psychotherapy training with a stength-based approach toward its clients.
Health and Human Services provides intensive clinical experience and supervision. Caseloads include families, individual, adults, adolescents, children and couples.
In addition to clinical work, Health and Human Services has a strong focus on prevention work. During the year, students participate in a year-long community project as well as several small outreach projects.
HHS Intern displays her monthly awareness project: The Chain of Hope
Clinical & Supervisory Staff
- Monica Saavedra, Psy.D.
Assistant Director & Director of Training:
- Audra Marks, Psy.D.
- Ed Dunkelblau, Ph.D.
- Caren Gardner, MS
- Lauren Nichols, Psy.D.
Note for Internship Applicants: The Hoffman Estates Department of Health and Human Services Department internship training program agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any internship applicant. Under this agreement, HHS is required to make all internship offers through the Matching Program. Therefore, all applicants must be registered for the APPIC Matching Program. Applicants can obtain a “Request for Application Agreement Package” from National Matching Services, Inc. The web address is www.natmatch.com/psychint.
To be considered for this internship, we must receive your application materials by the date specified. Additionally, your signed application agreement and fee for registration for the Matching Program must arrive at National Matching Services, Inc office by the stated deadline in order for your name and code number to be registered in the “Listing of Participating Applicants.”
Questions regarding the application process can be e-mailed to Judith Aldana, Administrative Assistant at Judith.Aldana@hoffmanestates.org or call 847-781-4850