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Advanced Clinical Social Work Fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center

Advanced Clinical Social Work Fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center

Learn about the Yale Child Study Center's Advanced Clinical Social Work Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine.

How to Apply

Applications are due before midnight EST on January 5th. 

Applicants should submit:

  • completed application form
  • resume
  • most recent school transcript (does not need to be official or sealed)
  • three letters of reference
  • a brief, de-identified, clinical assessment in narrative form (5 pages maximum)
  • a statement of interests and professional goals-include how diversity impacts clinical care in a mental health setting (3 pages maximum)

All items must be submitted electronically, as a complete application package to anne.santello@yale.edu.

Late or incomplete packages will not be accepted. Email anne.santello@yale.edu with any questions. 

Two-Year Post-MSW Fellowship in Advanced Clinical Social Work

Developing leaders in clinical social work

The Post-MSW Fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center is a two-year training program providing advanced training for social workers aiming to provide excellent clinical interventions with children, youth, and families, and become leaders in the field of clinical social work. Social Work Fellows participate in both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific training, which includes didactics, intensive supervision, and direct practice, with engagement in an elective project and/or area of specialization in the second year of the training program. The second-year elective is chosen by each individual Social Work Fellow and tailored to their specific interests and career goals through options available at the Yale Child Study Center, through collaboration with the larger community (hospitals, schools, agencies, etc.), and/or created by themselves.

Each Social Work Fellow will be assigned to a host clinical setting, which will be either the Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS) or the Outpatient Clinic (OPC), with candidate’s preference for placement taken into consideration. The clinical experience includes clinical assessment, treatment planning, individual psychotherapy, family treatment, child guidance, parent guidance, and case coordination and management, along with weekly multidisciplinary Clinical Rounds presentations and discussions.

Within the respective host clinical setting, each Fellow will receive supervision with licensed clinical social workers who are senior members of the Yale Child Study Center faculty. Over the course of the two-year training program, Social Work Fellows will accrue clinical and supervision hours sufficient to meet licensing requirements in the state of Connecticut. Depending on local regulations, these requirements may be reciprocal when applying for licensing in other states.

As of 2020 our training program is formally collaborating with the Yale New Haven Hospital Department of Social Work and offering opportunities for second-year elective placement on patient units including pediatrics, maternal health, and adult medicine, with training and supervision provided by senior hospital social work staff.

We serve diverse families and are committed to recruiting applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Program Details

Program Dates
The Post-MSW Fellowship runs from July 1st through June 30th of the respective years.
Stipend and Benefits

A stipend of $35,700 will be provided the first year and $36,900 the second year. Comprehensive health care through the Yale Health Plan is available for a nominal fee.

Housing and transportation are not provided. You can learn more about popular housing choices at the website for Yale Housing

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must have satisfactorily completed accredited Master’s level training in Social Work, Master Level Social Worker licensing requirements for the state of Connecticut, and DMV and criminal background checks by the start of the training year (July 1st) for which applying. Preference is given to applicants with previous direct clinical experience.

What are the didactics for the fellowship?

Seminars and training activities include, but are not limited to, Departmental Grand Rounds, Social Work Seminar, Psychopharmacology for Non-Physicians, Minding the Baby – Reflective Functioning, Young Child Seminar, Parent Management Training, and Clinical Staff Meeting.

How to Apply

Applications are due before midnight EST on January 5th. 

Applicants should submit:

  • completed application form
  • resume
  • most recent school transcript
  • three letters of reference
  • a brief (de-identified) clinical assessment in narrative form
  • a statement of interests and professional goals 
All items must be submitted electronically, as a complete application package to anne.santello@yale.edu.

Late or incomplete packages will not be accepted. Email anne.santello@yale.edu with an questions.