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The Clinical Training program was developed in 2002 in order to provide advance training to students majoring in social work, psychology and other related fields. The mission of the program is to recruit individuals who are interested in developing core clinical skills in order to provide high quality, culturally sensitive services to under-served populations. The program seeks to develop professional competence, provide opportunity for personal growth in order to foster inter personal effectiveness. Post-graduate students are given an opportunity to work with a variety of different age, ethnic groups and diagnostic categories in our Counseling, After the Storm Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange program.

The Branch Family Institute's After the Storm program offers Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Services. The mission of this program is to provide a safe, comfortable, non-threatening and conflict-free environ­ment for children to visit with their non-custodial parent. Branch is currently one of two agencies on the Southside of Chicago that provides SV/SE services. This program addresses the needs of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, substance abuse, custody battles, and mental illness. Our primary funding received through public and private grants and donations.


Intakes are accepted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An intake worker will contact you within 24 hours of the initial call. Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Services are provided on a fee basis.   Services are $55.00 per hour. Please be prepared to provide proof of income (10-4, W2 form, or two recent and consecutive check pay stubs) court order indicating who is responsible for payment. Clients will be required to pay $55.00 non-refundable deposit to be applied to the last visit. ​Accepted forms of payment will be cash, cashier’s check and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) only * 

***The Branch Family Institute will service clients regardless of their inability to pay. Discounted or sliding fee schedules are available.

After the Storm

The Branch Family Institute's Counseling services are provided by qualified professionals with a minimum of a master's degree in social work, psychology and other related fields. Counseling services were designed to help individuals and families overcome issues related to parenting, marital stress, family violence, issues related to sexual orientation, grief and loss, and women's issues.

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Early Intervention

The Branch Family Institute



Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Sessions by appointment only) 


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Clinical Training



Special Services Include:





Case Consultation

Crisis Intervention

Clinical Supervision


Provides a variety of services geared to the special needs of children and their families. Services provided may include, but are not limited to: Consultation in the areas of parent and child interaction, family dynamics, mental health issues, child neglect and domestic violence, and crisis intervention. We also provide consultation with Early Intervention therapists related to infant and toddler development and family needs. Our clinical Social Workers help to assure a comprehensive family-centered approach to early intervention.