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Postgraduate Fellowship in Social Work

Yale

Yale Behavioral Health offers Post-MSW Fellowships in the following areas: adult psychiatry; acute psychiatric services; and adolescent school-based services. Designed to augment an individual’s graduate training, Fellowships are available to individuals with a Masters Degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Fellowship appointments are for one year with an option to add a second year when mutually agreed upon by the Fellow and the Fellowship Supervisor. Fellows receive a stipend and medical insurance. We invite and encourage individuals of diverse religions, races, ethnicities, gender identities and sexual orientation to apply.

Program Description

July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Yale Behavioral Health offers Post-MSW Fellowships in (1) adult psychiatry; (2) acute services; and (3) adolescent school-based services. Designed to augment an individual’s graduate training, Fellowships are available to individuals with a Masters Degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. A description of each available training site is listed below:

Supervision and Training

  • Supervision: Fellows receive a minimum of two hours per week of supervision with at least one of these hours provided by a licensed clinical social worker.
  • Didactic Seminars: Fellows will attend at least one didactic seminar per week of their choice. Didactic seminars, offered by clinical faculty within the Department of Psychiatry, include a range of options such as pharmacology, forensics and co-occurring disorders
  • Grand Rounds: Fellows will have the option of attending Grand Rounds at Yale University
  • Team Meetings: Participate in weekly team meetings with a multidisciplinary staff

Fellowship Eligibility

  • MSW from a social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • No more than one year of Post-graduate work experience

Completion of Application Process (see below for a description of the process)

Application Process

All application materials for the 2021-2022 Fellowship term must be RECEIVED BY 12:00 pm EST on February 19, 2021. After initial review, selected applicants will be invited for an on-site interview. Invited applicants will be scheduled for on-site interviews in early March. Notification will be made via email to all applicants once their application is complete. Notification of application status (i.e. interview) will also be made by email. Final decisions for the Fellowship will be made on or around March 17, 2021. Fellowships are contingent upon available funding. Applications must be complete upon submission. Applications missing any of the information listed below will not be reviewed. Successful applicants will be required to complete a background check prior to hire. Required documents for submission are as follows:

  • One-page statement of interest with an emphasis on how your chosen fellowship relates to your career goals
  • Three letters of reference, with preferably two being from internship supervisors
  • A resume
  • A copy of first year practicum evaluation, or if currently employed, please include most recent workplace evaluation
  • A transcript from the institution in which you are working on, or have completed, your MSW
  • Please indicate for which setting you are applying in your email cover letter and personal statement

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT in one complete email file (with all components including references) to kitty.clemens@yale.edu. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications are only considered received upon email confirmation from us.

Contact Information

Please direct inquiries to:

Kitty Clemens, LCSW
Director of Post-MSW Fellowship Program, Yale Behavioral Health
Associate Director, Cedarhurst School
Phone: 203-764-9335
Email: kitty.clemens@yale.edu

Stipends/Benefits

  • A stipend of at least $35,700 is offered to post-graduate fellows
  • Full medical benefits are available
  • Optional Dental Plan available