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Two-Year Post-Master's Fellowship in Advanced Clinical Social Work

Developing leaders in clinical social work

The Post-Master's 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.

How to Apply

Applications are due before midnight EST on January 5th.

Applicants should submit:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Resume
  3. Most recent school transcript
  4. Three letters of reference
  5. List of courses/trainings relevant to clinical work with children, youth, and families
  6. Brief (de-identified) clinical assessment in narrative form
  7. Statement of professional interests and goals

All items must be submitted electronically, as a complete application package, to

Late or incomplete packages will not be accepted. Please email with any questions.