Thank you for your interest in the Doctoral Clinical Training Program at Clarity Clinic.

We wish you well during your internship search process. We hope that you will consider Clarity Clinic as you identify potential training sites for your internship year. A brief description of the training program can be found below.

For questions about our internship program, please contact Dr. Casey Noreika, Training Director at [email protected]


Clarity Clinic Doctoral Training Manual

Clarity Clinic offers Masters-level internships, Doctoral level student internships and psychological testing and advanced therapy practicum placement; and post-doctoral fellowship opportunities.  

The Clarity Clinic Training Program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for diagnosis, assessment, and intervention with a variety of clients in a diverse outpatient clinical setting. Clinical Interns/Trainees have the opportunity to provide individual and group therapy, family therapy, training, consultation, evaluation, and assessment from the perspective of evidence-based treatment.

Clarity Clinic offers psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. In addition, Clarity Clinic offers psychological testing/assessment for children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations. 

Clarity Clinic’s training program emphasizes a practitioner-scholar model and closely integrates research with extensive clinical practice. Empirically based psychotherapy treatment models include but are not limited to: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Trainees are trained in the theory, technique, and implementation of different therapy modalities.  

The training program is designed to provide experience in and exposure to clinical work that is characteristic of an outpatient private practice. All activities and experiences are conducted under supervision to foster the development of new and enhanced skills throughout the process. Supervision is used as a collaborative model, emphasizing strengths, goals, and areas for growth, which will be evaluated throughout the year.  

As emerging professionals in the mental health field, trainees are expected to be self-motivated and disciplined in the areas of documentation and patient care. Clarity Clinic aims to provide a supportive atmosphere, encouraging interns to participate in all activities of the Center, allowing for continued growth, professional development, and collaboration. 

The internship program is designed to facilitate development in the following 12 competencies: Intervention, Assessment, Individual and Cultural Diversity, Consultation, and Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Skills, Ethical and Legal Standards, Research, Communication, and Interpersonal Skills, Professional Values and Attitudes, Supervision, and Community Psychology and Outreach Programming. 


About the Doctoral Level Clinical Practicum and Doctoral Internship  
Clarity Clinic offers Doctoral-level practicum and doctoral internship training for those seeking a doctoral degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. The Clarity Clinic Doctoral Training Program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to provide psychological services in an outpatient multidisciplinary group practice. The program places a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and consultation as well as competency in treating a diverse population. 


The program aims to facilitate the development of strong generalist clinicians to work comfortably with a wide range of mental health concerns. Trainees can expect to learn individual, group, and family therapy; consultation; training; and psychological diagnosis, assessment, and treatment planning with a variety of patients in a diverse outpatient clinical setting. The population includes children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population with a variety of mental health disorders. 


Our practicum students and doctoral interns will begin the year by participating in a training orientation with a cohort of their peers. The first two days of onboarding occur on-site at our Loop location before continuing their training at their assigned location. Orientation is designed to support trainees in preparing for the training year and provide information about the internship and operations of Clarity Clinic. 


Our practicum students and doctoral interns will be working alongside licensed clinical psychologists and have opportunities to work with other licensed mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, physician assistants, and licensed therapists. The program emphasizes a practitioner-scholar model and closely integrates research with extensive clinical practice. Trainees are trained in the theory, technique, and implementation of different therapy modalities.  

All trainees receive didactic seminars, weekly individual, and weekly group supervision, and can present clinical cases on several topics. Throughout the year, trainees are trained to display competence in professional conduct, ethics, and legal matters, and develop the necessary skills to become competent independent clinicians. 

All trainees can expect to receive training in advanced therapy techniques, diagnostics through psychological assessments, or both. 

Our doctoral training program includes Psychological Testing and Advanced Therapy practicum placements, doctoral internships, and post-doctoral fellowships and takes place at our Loop, River North, and Arlington Heights locations. 

Psychological testing is conducted at our Loop and Arlington Heights outpatient clinics with patients for whom psychological testing has been ordered by psychiatrists, physician assistants, and outside providers. All psychological testing cases are supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist who evaluates the practicum students and doctoral interns in the areas of clinical interviewing, administration, scoring, report writing, and feedback skills. Participants can be expected to be trained in skills related to psychological testing, including clinical interviewing, test selection and administration, scoring, interpretation, report writing, and feedback. Our training provides a range of psychological assessments, incorporating a variety of cognitive, objective, and projective personality measures, and neuropsychological assessments. In addition to these measures, Clarity Clinic also offers more specialized measures, including mood and personality inventories, developmental/behavioral assessments, executive functioning assessments, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder assessments. 

The Advanced Therapy track focuses on developing and refining skills by building therapeutic rapport, case conceptualization, developing and applying evidence-based treatment, and increasing self-awareness and insight as a therapeutic tool while providing individual or group therapy. All cases are supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in a specific treatment orientation. 

Applicants for the practicum training program can apply for either the Psychological Testing or Advanced Therapy track.  

Doctoral interns receive training in both therapy and conduct psychological assessments. 

Practicum Students 

For the 2023-2024 year: 

There will be 6-7 diagnostic practicum positions available at the Loop location and 1 diagnostic practicum position at the Arlington Heights location.  

There will also be 2-3 advanced therapy practicum positions available at the River North location and 1 advanced therapy position for the Arlington Heights location.  

The practicum dates will be August 28, 2023, through June 28, 2024, though start and end dates are flexible with prior approval.  

Doctoral Interns 

For the 2023-2024 year: 

Three (3) full-time, 12-month doctoral internship positions are available, divided between the city locations (2) and Arlington Heights location (1). The current stipend for the 2023-2024 internship year is $31,000, paid as salary, a non-exempt basis under the FLSA regulations. Several benefits are available to interns, including health, dental, life, and disability insurance, paid time off for vacation and illness, and professional development time. The internship start date will be August 22, 2023.  

Internship Admissions 

We require that applicants have U.S. Citizenship. Though an in-person interview is preferred, virtual is an option upon request. The interview would be 1-1.5 hours in length with the Director of Training as well as other licensed clinical psychologists on staff. Candidates will be notified via email. 

Clarity Clinic accepts applicants from non-accredited or APA-accredited doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology, though applicants in Counseling Psychology programs will be considered. Applicants must be in good academic standing with their department, and all required coursework should be completed prior to the start of the internship. Applicants must have passed their comprehensive exams and completed a minimum of 250 intervention hours by the application deadline, as well as had their dissertation proposal approved by the ranking deadline.  

Successful applicants have solid communication skills, are open to new experiences, and are flexible. They are also interested in being trained as generalists and increasing their competence in both therapy modalities and psychological assessment. Self-awareness, multicultural competence and sensitivity, and the ability to work successfully in a multidisciplinary team are essential. Previous experience in private practice is not a requirement for consideration, but strong applicants are able to articulate their interests in this type of setting.  

  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of graduate training and at least two graduate-level clinical practicum placements. 
  • Interns who match our training program must successfully pass a background check before a final offer of employment is made. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.  

National Matching Services Code # 254111 

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern candidate. Applicants are required to follow the APPIC Match Policies. 

Practicum Students 

Applicants for the practicum training program can apply for either the Diagnostic or Advanced Therapy track.  

Diagnostic practicum students average 10-12 assessments in the training year.  

Advanced Therapy practicum students are trained in providing individual, family, group, and multi-family therapy/groups, psycho-educational training, and work within an interdisciplinary team. 

Clarity Clinic follows ACEPT guidelines for all practicum applicants. Please refer to for additional information. 

Requirements for Applying to the Diagnostic and Advanced Therapy Practicum Training Program 

  • Cover Letter 
  • CV  
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation  
  • Transcript 
  • Writing Sample (for Diagnostic Applicants Only) 


Email Application Materials for Doctoral Assessment and Doctoral Internship to [email protected] 


Diagnostic Practicum students: In the subject of your emailed application, please indicate to which location you are applying (Loop or Arlington Heights) 

Advanced Therapy Practicum students: In the subject line of your emailed application, please indicate to which location you are applying (River North or Arlington Heights) 

Doctoral Interns 

Doctoral interns receive training in both therapy and conduct psychological assessments. 

Doctoral interns complete a minimum average of 15-18 assessments in the training year.  

Clarity Clinic follows APPIC guidelines for all internship applicants. Please refer to for application requirements and deadlines. 

Please see the training manual for additional information about benefits and the selection process. 

As a provisional member of APPIC, Clarity Clinic’s Internship Program participates in the National Matching Services Internship Matching Program. You must be registered for the Match to be eligible to match to our program. You can obtain instructions and download the Applicant Agreement required to register for the Match through the National Matching Services website. 

Interested applicants can submit the electronic APPIC Application for Psychology Internships (AAPI Online) through the AAPI Applicant Portal. A complete application includes: 

  • A completed AAPI with essays 
  • A cover letter (included in the online AAPI) stating your goals for internship and explaining your interests in training at Clarity Clinic 
  • A current curriculum vitae (included in the online AAPI) 
  • 3 standardized reference forms (included in the online AAPI); it is preferred that at least two forms are completed by direct supervisors of your clinical work. 
  • Official transcripts for all graduate work (included in the online AAPI) 
  • Required supplemental material by Clarity Clinic:  
  • A sample psychological assessment report 

Clarity Clinic begins accepting applications on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. The application portal for this internship will close automatically at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on December 15, 2022. Please make note of the time deadline and pay attention to the time zone that you are in. Applicants will be notified of their interview status via email by December 15, 2022. To assist with planning purposes, tentative interview dates for 2023 are Thursday, January 5, 2023, Friday, January 6, 2023, and Monday, January 9, 2023. Interviews are expected to be scheduled over the course of a full workday, with breaks scheduled throughout.  

If you experience issues submitting your application, please reach out to the Director of Clinical Training (Casey Noreika, PsyD) at [email protected] 

Clarity Clinic Doctoral Internship, Loop location is currently in provisional status with the Association of Postdoctoral and Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC) since 2021. The Arlington Heights location has applied for a provisional status with APPIC for the 2023 year. We participate in the APPIC Match (APPIC Number: 2541) and follow all APPIC Match Policies. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Applicants are required to follow the APPIC Match Policies. 

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: 

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email: [email protected]

For questions about our internship program, please contact Dr. Casey Noreika, Training Director at [email protected] 

Clarity Clinic’s mission is to thoughtfully guide the whole person on their journey to find clarity and mental wellness by providing exceptional holistic care. We strive to create a culture in which all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, physical abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds can meet, share, learn, and flourish in an accepting environment.  

By creating platforms and opportunities that allow us to come together, we can begin to know and understand each other. And through better understanding, we can effectively meet the needs of our diverse patients and deliver on our mission. 

Clarity Clinic does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by law in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates.