ACEPT Awards

2020-2021

OUTSTANDING CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
Dia Anjali Mason, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center

OUTSTANDING TRAINING SITE
Jewish Child and Family Services
Alysa Slay, Psy.D., Director of Psychological Services and Training Director

2019-2020

OUTSTANDING CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
Vanessa Davidson, Psy.D.
South Campus Therapeutic Day School

OUTSTANDING TRAINING SITE
Outreach Community Counseling Center
Jessica Marshall, Psy.D., Director

2018-2019

OUTSTANDING CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
Latrice Peoples, Psy.D.
Clarity Clinic

OUSTANDING TRAINING SITE
DePaul University Counseling Services
Anmol Satiani, Ph.D., Training Director

2017-2018

OUTSTANDING CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
Bob Cavanagh, Ph.D.
DePaul University Counseling Services

OUSTANDING TRAINING SITE
Shared Vision Psychological Services, Inc.
Sari Rosenberg, Psy.D., Director of Clinical Training

Some criteria included, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervisor is consistent, available, timely, and attentive to trainee’s needs.
  • Supervisor helps create a safe and brave space allowing for trainee to be vulnerable, open, reflective, and authentic in the learning process.
  • Supervisor is able to give honest, helpful, and constructive feedback clearly, sensitively, and in a timely manner.
  • Trainee has been supported in gaining knowledge and providing competent clinical care, as seen by improvements in clients.
  • Supervisor infuses multiculturalism into the supervision process to help trainee prepare to practice in a multiculturally diverse world.

Some criteria included, but are not limited to the following:

  • Site provides a rigorous and ethical training program that prepares trainees for future training experiences.
  • Site offers a variety of supervised clinical training opportunities that help create a well-rounded clinician (e.g., individual, family, group therapy; outreach; supervision of other students; case management and advocacy; etc.).
  • Site offers opportunity to work with diverse populations (e.g., clinician presentations, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic statuses, documentation statuses, religions, nationalities, etc.).
  • Site creates an atmosphere of collaboration, cohesion, openness, and support within the training cohort as well as between trainees and staff. This includes the site creating a safe and brave space for trainees to be vulnerable, work through challenges, prioritize and explore ethics and diversity, and challenge their fears and insecurities as budding clinicians.
  • Site embodies the highest levels of ethical practice, multicultural competence, and a commitment to continued improvement of its program. This includes the site ‘practicing what they preach’, modeling appropriate boundaries and self-care both with its staff as well as within its policies (e.g., time off for self-care).