CHICAGO CLINICIANS

  • Chicago, IL, US

To apply or for further information, please contact Programs Manager René Fay (rfay@ahomewithin.org / [[tel:888-898-2249|888-898-2249]]). We look forward to hearing from you.

Right now in Chicago, we are building A Home Within, and we invite you to join us.

As the only national nonprofit focused exclusively on meeting the emotional needs of foster youth, Home Within asks therapists to see one current or former foster youth, in weekly pro-bono therapy, both in person or through tele therapy.

Consultation Groups, led by senior clinicians, provide support for all therapists. By joining our growing community of volunteers, you will...

+ LEARN with colleagues and senior clinicians locally.

+ CONNECT to a national network of mental health professionals.

+ ADVANCE your career with continuing education (CE credits).

+ GROW your practice and develop a strong referral network.

By providing one lasting, healthy relationship you can help a young person escape the cycle of chronic loss. Even after one year, the youth we serve experience statistically significant reductions in anxiety, depression, and dissociative disorders.

People have been asking what kind of cases they might be matched with.

Below are some case examples to give you an idea...

  • Tyron, an 11-year-old boy who has been in kinship care since age 4. He and his mother have recently reunited. He is very angry, exhibiting behavioral difficulties, and struggling to form a relationship with his mother.
  • Roberta, a 19-year-old mother of an 18-month-old child looking for child- parent therapy during reunification, and hoping for ongoing individual therapy.
  • John and Rosa, foster parents to three siblings they hope to adopt. One child is withdrawn, another has unexplained temper tantrums, the other seems "too perfect." They want help in understanding the children. Available Now: Relational Treatment of Trauma: Stories of loss and hope. The latest book by Dr. Toni Heineman reinforces the concept of the relationship as the most powerful agent of therapeutic change, illustrated by case vignettes based on 35 years of psychotherapy.

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  • This volunteer opportunity can be performed from a remote location.

  • Chicago, IL, US
  • Start and end dates:

    No
  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    Occasional (weekly or monthly)
  • Schedule:

    Flexible schedule

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