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 (www.ccfhchicago.org), 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.
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
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit CCFH here.