Welcome from the CAPS Training Director
Dear Graduate Students in Psychology,
Welcome to our pages containing information about the training programs offered at Northwestern University’s CAPS. I am glad that you are interested in learning more about the opportunities for training with us. CAPS provides a developmental/mentoring method of training, with three distinct training programs for trainees at different professional development levels.
All of the senior staff at CAPS are very proud of our training programs, and we are tremendously invested in the various aspects of training activities and supervision. We highly value the role of supervision and training in the development of a trainee’s clinical competencies. We appreciate that optimal supervision is crucial in helping trainees develop clinical skills, and we also understand the importance of mentorship and helping trainees with their socialization into the profession. Each training year, in addition to being energized by the enthusiasm and vitality that trainees bring to CAPS, we are also inspired by the prospect of contributing to the development of future colleagues in our professional field.
CAPS staff highly values diversity among trainees and staff in terms of academic, theoretical, ethnic/racial, cultural, sexual orientation, physical abilities, experiential backgrounds, and other characteristics. We hope that interns and externs will contribute significantly towards enriching the ongoing development of other trainees and staff.
You are encouraged to explore the contents of these web pages as much as you can. I hope that the information you find here will help you make an informed decision about how training at CAPS might suit your professional goals. Best wishes with your academic and professional pursuits.
Jod Taywaditep, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Training
- Advanced Psychotherapy Externship Program
- Outreach and Education Externship
- APA-Accredited Predoctoral Internship
- Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Meet the CAPS Training Staff
Virtual Tour of CAPS
Candidates for Externships will visit the NU campus and our center during the on-site interviews at CAPS. On the other hand, our internship interviews are conducted only by phone because we believe in making the internship selection process as equitable as possible for all candidates across the country. For internship candidates, we hope that the virtual tour of CAPS below will suffice in helping you get a better sense of our atmosphere, environment, and resources.
The series of photographs begins with the interiors of CAPS in Evanston, including the waiting room, conference room, and offices of Predoctoral Interns. There are also assorted views of our building (Searle Hall), a recently renovated building certified for its environmental responsibility; NU Health Services is also in this building. Next, we show you the lovely, quiet NU neighborhood that surrounds our building. (Can you can detect our Intercampus Shuttle bus?) Finally, because our interns work at the Chicago office one day a week for three academic quarters, we close with a few images from NU Chicago campus.