Harris Clinical Fellowship

The Irving B. Harris Clinical Fellowship in Early Childhood offers post-graduate social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of young children from birth to age five. The Center provides comprehensive mental health services for children and families referred for developmental delays and for the assessment and treatment of behavioral and emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression. The Child Study Center has nearly a century of experience providing therapeutic intervention for children and families in a multi-disciplinary setting. This setting encourages the sharing of ideas and provides access to numerous professionals who work collaboratively to ensure the best care possible for the children and families seeking services.

Trainees will have the opportunity to learn about work with young children from a range of theoretical and applied perspectives, including therapy, assessment, and consultation. In addition, the fellow will be trained to work in community-based settings, such as the Hill Health Center, another inner city child guidance clinic. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate on the section’s broad portfolio of research activities regarding basic social and emotional development in the first years of life and beyond. Fellows will work one on one with a senior supervisor, will carry a caseload of young children, and will participate in advanced seminars. The fellowship requires a one-year commitment and may be able to be arranged in a part-time or full-time fashion, depending on the availability of funding. Applicants should have completed their basic disciplinary training and be license-eligible. Individual supervision for clinical licensure will be provided. Following the application deadline and the receipt of application materials, candidates will be contacted for interviews. For further information, please contact Linda Isakson at 203-785-7205.