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 who want 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 tailored to each individual Social Work Fellow’s interests and career goals, which may be specific to activities at the Yale Child Study Center and/or may involve collaboration with the larger community (hospitals, schools, agencies, etc.).

Each Fellow will work individually with licensed clinical social workers who are 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.

Each Social Work Fellow will be assigned to either the Outpatient Clinic (OPC) or the Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS), 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.

Within each service, clients are represented at Rounds regularly to discuss treatment and review progress with a group of cross disciplinary colleagues. Rounds are attended by Rounds leaders and clinical staff (social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists) assigned to the group.

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 $30,000 will be provided the first year and $35,000 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.