Joining, Training, and Consultation

Virtual Interpersonal Process Training Group For Therapists

This new training group is open to all mental health graduate students and early career professionals. We will use the group process to explore intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics. The group will enable participants to receive feedback about interactions, explore transference reactions and group roles, and attain greater levels of intimacy and self-awareness. We will also meet in person 1-2 times per year. This forum will allow you to connect with other therapists and gain support in doing this challenging work.

Fridays 2-3:20 CST
$75 per session, sliding scale for pre-graduate and bipoc therapists
Please contact Niquie Dworkin

 

Seeking Full-Time Associate Therapist

Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy has openings for a full-time associate therapist in our collaborative practice.  If you are a psychoanalytically or psychodynamically oriented therapist who is licensed and on at least one insurance panel, we encourage you to contact us. We are looking for culturally responsive therapists with varied life experiences and diverse viewpoints. We strongly encourage BIPOC therapists to apply.

Our Group Structure

The Center does not take a percentage of fees collected by associates; associates pay a flat monthly fee for rent, CEUs, marketing, and all shared expenses. We offer the opportunity to build your practice, receive all CEUS needed, collaborate on cases in multiple modalities, and work in a supportive collegial atmosphere.  Applicants need to be fully licensed and familiar with or interested in a psychodynamic integrative approach to therapy.  Please email info@lakeviewtherapy.com with questions.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, and CV, to info@lakeviewtherapy.com. In your letter please discuss how your background informs your therapeutic approach, a description of your orientation, and what types of clients you work with best.

 

Training Opportunities

Fundamentals of Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy One Year Fellowship

This part-time one-year fellowship is aimed at licensed or pre-license clinicians who have not had access to psychodynamic psychotherapy training. The Lakeview Center group developed this position to provide opportunities for therapists from groups that are underrepresented in the psychodynamic and psychoanalytic communities. For new unlicensed therapists, this introduction to psychodynamic work prepares you to apply for our 2 year integrative psychodynamic fellowship and/or to get an overview of psychodynamic treatment. For licensed therapists, the fellowship allows the clinician to learn the theory and practice of  psychodynamic psychotherapy and/or to make the transition to private practice. Part time fellows see at least 6 clients and must be available Wednesdays at noon for meetings. Applications for these positions are now accepted for fellowships beginning January 2024.  BIPOC therapists are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and two to three letters of recommendation from people who can discuss your psychotherapy skills and personality strengths.

In your cover letter please include:

  1. What draws you to a contemporary psychodynamic approach
  2. A description of your current therapeutic orientation
  3. What types of clients and problems you enjoy working with and which you find most challenging
  4. What psychotherapy theorists and experiences have influenced you most.
  5. How will a fellowship aimed at increasing access to psychodynamic training for groups who are underrepresented and have not had this opportunity benefit you?

Please email all materials to info@lakeviewtherapy.com. Please contact Dr. Dworkin with questions.

 

Two Year Integrative Psychodynamic Postgraduate Fellowship

All positions for the 2024-26 fellowship have been filled. We will be accepting applications for 2025 in November 2024. The Lakeview Center Postgraduate Fellowship Program is designed for qualified and motivated pre-license psychotherapists.  We accept new graduates from counseling, social work, and psychology programs. As you fulfill your hours for licensure, we will teach you to be a flexible, creative integrative therapist. You’ll also learn all the skills necessary to succeed in private practice.

Fellows will get experience with several therapeutic approaches, including relational psychodynamic and psychoanalytic, integrative, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mind-body focused, trauma-informed therapy, and Modern Analytic group therapy. They will be mentored in all the business and professional aspects of developing a practice. Applicants should have a strong interest and/or experience in integrative psychodynamic therapy.

The Lakeview Center Postgraduate Fellowship is a paid, two-year, full-time training experience. Compensation is based on a percentage of fees collected. Fellows can expect to earn around $65-95K yearly.

Fellows will:

1. Participate in peer consultation groups with established clinicians
2. Provide supervision to and didactic trainings for externs at Lakeview Center
3. Conduct community and online outreach, consultation, and marketing
4. Learn fee-setting, billing, and all business components of running a practice
5. Gain all supervised licensure hours required for licensure and work with three integrative and/or psychodynamic supervisors.
6. Build a full caseload that they may take with them when the fellowship is completed.
7. Get training in DBT and/or Modern Analytic group therapy.
8. Have the opportunity to run a DBT group and/or an interpersonal process group.
9. Participate in experiential group training that will increase awareness of countertransference.

Fellows will have a caseload of 24-26 hours of individual and couple clients weekly and can lead one or more DBT skills groups and/or interpersonal process groups. Hours are flexible but weekend or evening hours are required to accommodate working clients.

To Apply:

We will be accepting applications for the 2024 two-year Fellowship starting November 1, 2023. Please submit your cover letter, CV, and 2-3 letters of recommendation that address your clinical work via email to info@lakeviewtherapy.com. In your cover letter please discuss:

  1. What draws you to an integrative psychodynamic approach
  2. A description of your current therapeutic orientation
  3. What types of clients and problems you enjoy working with and which you find most challenging
  4. What psychotherapy theorists and experiences have influenced you most

Interviews will begin in December and we will keep accepting applications until the position is filled, typically by the end of January. The Fellowship begins July 1, 2024 and ends June 30, 2026. BIPOC therapists are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Psychotherapy Externship

All positions for the 2023-24 training year have been filled/ We encourage you to check back at the end of the year to submit applications for the 2024-25 training year. We accept 1-2 doctoral or masters level graduate student externs per year for a practicum in psychology, counseling, or social work. Externs must  have had at least some prior experience providing psychotherapy or counseling, ideally using a psychodynamic or integrative approach. Candidates should be self-motivated and independent because Lakeview Center is a private practice setting.

Externs will learn though weekly individual clinical supervision with two senior Lakeview Center therapists, peer consultation groups, seminars and clinical training meetings. They will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients of all ages in individual, couple and group psychotherapy. Typical presenting problems include anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. The externship includes training in relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, integrative psychotherapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Externs should have experience and/or interest in relational psychodynamic therapy.

The externship is a full year long and begins July 1.

For Masters Students: We accept practicum applications beginning January 1. Positions are filled on a rolling basis so we encourage masters students to apply as soon as possible.

For Doctoral Students: Lakeview Center follows the ACEPT guidelines and schedule for doctoral programs that strictly follow ACEPT, but we encourage doctoral student to submit applications early for programs that allow this.

To Apply:

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, academic transcript, and two to three letters of recommendation from people who can discuss your psychotherapy skills and personality strengths.

In your cover letter please include:

  1. What draws you to an integrative psychodynamic approach
  2. A description of your current therapeutic orientation
  3. What types of clients and problems you enjoy working with and which you find most challenging
  4. What psychotherapy theorists and experiences have influenced you most.

Please email all materials to info@lakeviewtherapy.com. Please contact Dr. Dworkin with questions.

 

About Niquie Dworkin, PhD,
Director of Clinical Training and Clinical Supervisor

I have a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Northwestern University. I completed 3 years of psychoanalytic training and advanced training in DBT and Gottman Method couples treatment.  My general areas of clinical interest and competence include integrative psychotherapy, addiction and compulsions, eating disorders, personality disorders, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, family and relationship conflict, couples therapy, trauma, and alternative relationship and sexual lifestyles.

My Approach to Supervision

I view supervision as a process in which I engage a clinician-in-training in professional growth and development using the supervisory relationship.  I focus on expanding the supervisee’s  experiential clinical knowledge, application of theory, and self-awareness.  My supervision style is psychoanalytically and relationally informed, developmental, and integrative.  Supervisees will learn theories, skills, techniques, and interventions that will allow you to work flexibly with clients.  We will discuss the therapy process and explore ways to conceptualize the client’s inner world. I try to help my supervisees use their unique identity, personality and history and develop their own therapy style.  Supervision will examine  emotional experiences with clients, the relationships that emerge, and the enactments that happen within them.  Developing as a psychotherapist requires honest reflection, taking risks, openness to feedback and immersion in the role.  I try to facilitate experiential learning, to be honest and supportive, to bring my own openness and vulnerability to our relationship, and to find creative ways to share what I know about this work. In the words of Phillip Bromberg, I try to foster “a relationship in which ‘learning about‘ becomes a spontaneous outcome of what is being co-created experientially.”

 

Consultation Services

Individual Consultation

The experienced psychotherapists of Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy provide clinical consultation and supervision to other mental health professionals, individually, or in groups. We provide consultation via phone or video worldwide. Fees are set on a sliding scale basis.

Our consultants have expertise in working with clients  with eating disorders, substance abuse and other addictions, compulsive self-injury, and personality disorders.  We offer consultation on  individual, couples, and group therapy.  Read more about a relational approach to supervision and consultation here.

Please check our therapists’ individual bios for information on their consultation specialties and feel free to reach out to the person who interests you. If you want us match you with the best consultant for you, contact us today.

 

Virtual Relational Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Consultation Group

This group is open to newer, post-graduate therapists as well as therapists who wish to deepen their understanding of the relational psychodynamic approach. We will focus on using countertransference to guide interventions, working with the client’s transference, and understanding enactments. We will discuss cases from a relational psychodynamic perspective and how to work in an intensive psychodynamic frame. Since it is virtual, therapists anywhere are welcome. Monthly, date and time TBA. Fee: $75, sliding scale available for unlicensed and BIPOC therapists.

Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00PM CST, Monthly
Contact:  Niquie Dworkin, PhD

 

Virtual Integrative Psychotherapy Consultation Group

This group is open to newer, post-graduate therapists as well as therapists who wish to integrate new orientations and interventions into their repertoire.  We will focus on combining symptom-focused and insight-oriented interventions from psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral, and experiential traditions, and will discuss cases from an integrative relational perspective. Since it is virtual, therapists anywhere are welcome. Sundays, monthly, noon. Fee: $50

Contact:  Niquie Dworkin, PhD

 

Starting a Private Practice, Marketing, and Branding Consultation

If you are making the jump to private practice for the first time, you may need some guidance in the details of the business, as well as the creative work of designing a brand, website, and newsletter. if you are planning to start a group practice you may have questions about how to structure your group, as well as fielding complex group dynamics. Niquie Dworkin has over sixteen years of experience in the marketing and administration of Lakeview Center and enjoys consulting on the marketing and business aspects of psychotherapy practice.

Contact:  Niquie Dworkin, PhD

Intro to Integrative Psychotherapy Workshop-CEUS Available

A Relational Experiential Model of Integrative Therapy

Using readings, lectures, and case discussions, this workshop presents a theoretically integrative model of relational psychotherapy. Topics to be covered include: innate psychological needs, development, case conceptualization, the ethics of psychotherapy integration, the therapeutic relationship, choosing interventions, transference and countertransference, and other topics tbd by the needs of the individuals in the class. CEUs, including one hour of ethics will be provided. Time and dates to be determined by participants’ schedules. This class or worksop can be arranged as an independent study, a small group, or for staff training.

Contact:  Niquie Dworkin, PhD

Networking

The therapists at Lakeview love to collaborate with and cross refer to other like-minded practices and solo practitioners. To set up a networking visit, videochat, or call, please email us by clicking here.

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