Training ethical, relational, multiculturally-competent, psychologists who are equipped for individual, couples, and group therapy.
Welcome to the Chicago Counseling Collective Training Page! The CCC Postdoctoral Fellowship provides recent graduates of counseling/clinical psychology doctoral programs with training and supervision to become a licensed psychologist.
We believe that postdoctoral training is an important developmental transition from trainee to professional. We view fellows as being early in their career, yet advanced in clinical training. Thus, fellows are viewed, and approached, as valued and collaborative members of the CCC staff.
The postdoctoral training program is designed to enhance existing, generalist clinical skills for treating a wide variety of presenting concerns among diverse, private practice clients, while also supporting postdocs’ development of clinical specialties in niche populations. CCC provides postdocs with specialized training in couples therapy and in interpersonal-process and modern analytic group therapies. Postdocs participate in bi- weekly group supervision with exposure to a modern analytic group therapy model and bi-weekly experiential training group with a seasoned group facilitator.
Racial, cultural, and individual diversity are an integral component of the postdoc training curriculum, supervision, and clinical experience. Our training program also aims to support the growth of postdocs in their consultation with colleagues, engagement with the community, and use of supervision/training seminars.
Overall, emphasis is placed on advancing clinical skills, enhancing reflexivity, solidifying a professional identity, expanding cultural competence, and obtaining hours for licensure. For additional information regarding the CCC Postdoctoral Fellowship and the documents required for the fellowship application process, please download the Summary of Postdoctoral Training.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning January 1st.
CCC Training Values:
Self-awareness and reflexivity
Connection; therapeutic, collegial, and supervisory relationships
Social justice advocacy
Lifelong learning and pursuit of growth
Agency, flexibility, and empowerment
Professionalism and ethics
Dr. Heather Frank, PsyD, CGP
Founder/Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Certified Group Psychotherapist
I have been a licensed psychologist in Illinois since 2014. My approach to supervision is psychodynamic, developmental, and relational in nature. I view the supervisory relationship as parallel to the therapeutic relationship. As a supervisor and clinician, I place high value on developing trust, safety, and attunement in supervision so that we can explore parallel processes, transference/countertransference dynamics, feeling/body states, in addition to identities in the room (both therapy and supervision) and systemic and cultural factors. To me, supervision is a place for all feelings and reactions to be explored and my hope is to meet each supervisee’s needs/goals for their training year and support their overall personal and professional growth. I also identify as a group therapist and enjoy integrating modern analytic group therapy into my supervision and consultation with supervisees.
Dr. Stephanie Dykema, PhD
Director of Clinical Training
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I have been a licensed psychologist in Illinois since 2018. I utilize an integrative, feminist-developmental approach to supervision. To me, this approach means I adapt supervision and training to each supervisee’s needs, developmental level, and training goals. This approach also means I value exploration of: personal-professional integration, parallel processes, cultural identities (our own and clients), giving and receiving of feedback, and dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression in the therapy room and supervision space. I especially enjoy fostering supervisee’s self-awareness, theoretical knowledge, professional identity, social justice advocacy, and cultural-competence. I am excited to share my integration of Relational-Cultural Theory, Somatic Experiencing, and Acceptance and Commitment Theory and to learn from supervisees’ theoretical orientations and knowledge!
Dr. Kurt Stevens, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I have been a licensed psychologist in Illinois since 2015. My supervisory style is warm, personal, relational, transparent, collaborative, and exploratory. I believe that the supervisory relationship is salient to establishing a safe, trusting, open, and interconnected space, which helps to foster my supervisee’s clinical and professional awareness and growth. I generally conceptualize clients from a psychodynamic perspective (i.e., reflecting on, exploring, and discussing in supervision how a client’s past personal and relational experiences, current underlying motivations, and/or largely unconscious thoughts and feelings potentially relate to their current personal and interpersonal functioning). In supervision, I also value exploring and discussing clients’ attachment styles and personality dynamics and connecting them to transference/countertransference therapeutic reactions. In addition, since much of my therapeutic approach with clients relies upon my strong intuition, I offer space in supervision to assist supervisees with becoming more attuned to their own intuitive voice in their clinical work. I really enjoy being an integral part of my supervisees’ professional and clinical journey!
2021-2022 Training Year:
Irina Rivera, PhD, Fuller Psychology and Marital and Family Therapy
Constance Victor, PsyD, Adler University
2020-2021 Training Year:
Lincoln Hill, PhD, Loyola University Chicago
Ryan Mather, PsyD, Adler University
2019-2020 Training Year:
Shannon Dalley, PsyD, Roosevelt University
Elom Amuzu, PhD, Southern Illinois University