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Chicago Center for Family Health Now Accepting Applications for One-Year Doctoral Fellowship in Families, Illness, & Collaborative Healthcare

Posted By Sarah K. Silvas, Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

 The University of Chicago affiliated Chicago Center for Family Health (CCFH) and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center offer a one-year full-time fellowship beginning September 2013.

CCFH (, founded in 1991 by Co-Directors, John Rolland, M.D. and Froma Walsh, Ph.D., is internationally recognized as one of the foremost family systems-oriented training institutes. CCFH is renowned for its innovative community-based, resilience-oriented practice model to strengthen families at risk, in crisis, or facing persistent life challenges. It provides state-of-the-art post-graduate training in family therapy and family systems-based health care in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of specialists. The Fellowship is in its seventeenth year.

The primary clinical placement is with Illinois Masonic Medical Center Family Practice, which has a longstanding reputation of supporting family and psychosocial aspects of health care within a collaborative framework. Other partnering institutions for secondary placement are based on current and planned projects. These have included: University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center and Division of Integrative Medicine, Comprehensive Cancer Centers and risk-screening programs, the MS Society of Illinois, and Gilda’s Club Chicago. Fellows have learning access to other programs at the University of Chicago, such as the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.

The Fellowship experience focuses both on collaborative care/integrative practice and work with families with a member who has a chronic or life-threatening illness or disability using family, couples, group/multi-family group and individual modalities. CCFH provides seminars, workshops, and individual and group supervision. Responsibilities include participation in multidisciplinary teaching conferences, teaching residents and medical students about the integration of family systems approaches in a variety of health care settings, and collaboration with healthcare providers. Candidates may develop or join an ongoing clinical research project related to families and health care.

Appropriate candidates include both post-doctoral mental health professionals and Ph.D. candidates enrolled in doctoral programs in family therapy who seek to satisfy their internship requirement. Applicants should have a strong career development interest in the integration of family systems approaches in health care.

Salaries and benefits are competitive with other fellowships nationally. Inquiries can be made by phone or e-mail (see below). Application materials should be received by February 11, 2013. To apply, please send your Curriculum Vitae, three letters of reference, academic transcript, GRE scores, and a cover letter, explaining your interest in the fellowship to:


For more information visit CCFH here.

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Tags:  Advocate Illinoise Masonic Medical Center  Chicago Center for Family Health  Doctoral  Froma Walsh  Integrated Health  John Rolland  University of Chicago 

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