The Chicago Center for Integration and Healing is accepting applications for a staff therapist position. We are a group therapy practice that specializes in the treatment of trauma and our work is based on our four essential concepts:
- Integrated Approach
We know that no single model can treat all of human experience and suffering. We believe that the basis of all trauma-informed treatment must involve privileging regulation and working in the present moment, and utilize approaches that are both relational and body-centered.
- Anti-Oppression Lens
Working in a body-centered way necessarily requires challenging the racism, misogyny, fatphobia, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of individual and systemic oppression present in society and the field of mental health.
- Therapist Experience
We recognize that our personal history, identities and present experience come with us into the therapy room and influence the clinical relationship. Part of being an effective therapist requires us to be in an ongoing process of interrogating our own history of wounding and our implicit biases in order to create a present-centered, embodied experience.
- Community Formation
Some experiences are too big for one therapist and one client to hold. Community can provide the support, holding and call to accountability that is essential to an ongoing practice.
This position is appropriate both for therapists who are just beginning in private practice and for more experienced therapists who are interested in practicing in community, supervising emerging clinicians, and developing training, workshops, and group therapy opportunities.
Staff at CCIH have the opportunity to participate in a vibrant community of therapists who are interested in ongoing continuing education and personal development. We welcome applicants of all racial identities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
Community Members at CCIH receive:
- Highly competitive compensation
- Bi-weekly individual consultation
- Weekly community meetings that include monthly case consultation and professional development
- Participation in our Professional Development program
- Opportunity to provide supervision in our training programs
- Opportunity to train in our Integrated Practices Group program
- Opportunity to participate in the development of the CCIH online magazine
- Support, mentoring and marketing of workshops and training for other professionals
- Office space, electronic record, billing and administrative support
The ideal candidate will:
- Be fully licensed, (LCPC, LCSW, PhD)
- Have advanced training in a trauma-informed therapeutic approach
- Be experienced treating complex/developmental trauma
- Be queer-affirming and share our committment to building an anti-opressive practice
- Have a commitment to active participation in the CCIH community and to personal exploration in service of our work
Highly qualified LSWs and LPCs will also be considered. Part-time and full-time options are available depending on individual preferences. Full-time staff members may be eligible for benefits and healthcare coverage.
Interested candidates can send a cover letter and CV to Amy Zajakowski Uhll at [email protected]