We are integrally involved in the teaching mission of the Department of Psychiatry providing teaching, supervision and collaborative team experience to Child Psychiatry Fellows and Post-Doctoral Psychology Interns.
Social Work Post Grad Training
The Social Work Post Graduate Program provides a 1 - 2 year post Masters graduate training with extensive clinical experience, supervision and educational opportunities in clinical social work while working towards full licensure.
For 2023 training year, we are anticipating 7 positions :
- 6 Fellowship positions in the Ambulatory Psychiatry Program:
- 2 within Child/Adolescent Services
- 3 within Adult Services – one of these positions is identified as a 2-year commitment to training in our Adult Anxiety Disorders Clinic
- 1 position within our Addiction Treatment Services (adolescent through adult)
- 1 Fellowship position in Adult Palliative Care Program
Philosophy of Training
The Clinical Social Work Post Graduate Training Program is a leading program through which trainees attain strong clinical skills and obtain licensure. We are committed to providing cutting-edge clinical training, challenging work, and dynamic experiences at the interface of science and practice. Fellows have opportunities to work closely with faculty, staff, and trainees from a variety of disciplines in order to best facilitate both personal growth and professional development.
Our postgraduate training program aims to prepare each Fellow to meet the challenges and embrace the exciting opportunities for the delivery of social work services and advancement of knowledge in our field.
Fellowship Term: Our postgraduate training program is generally a two-year program. Appointments are made initially for one year, with a second year re-appointment being at the discretion of the Department, Section, and Fellow of interest. Appointments extend from January 1st to December 31st.
Time Commitment: Approximately 40 hours/week
Expectations of Fellows:
Develop a personal program of self-directed study and professional growth with guidance from the teaching staff
Teach and mentor other Fellows, interns, and students as assigned or required
Adhere to the established practices, procedures, and policies of the institution as well as published ethical and service standards of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Participate on one or more of the outpatient interdisciplinary teams for 6 months to 1 year intervals. Fellows select their team based on their clinical interest and our availability.
Obtain state licensure and adhere to state licensing laws and regulations
Conduct clinical diagnostic evaluations and provide evidence-based psychosocial treatments for clients in an outpatient setting (Palliative is inpatient).
Participate in additional training seminars and individualized educational experiences and research
Components of Core Curriculum:
Grand Rounds/Invited Lectures
Weekly attendance at Grand Rounds/Invited Lectures in the Department of Psychiatry is highly recommended. These provide current, state-of-the-art presentations and discussions of research finding and clinical controversies in the field as a whole. Fellows have the option of presenting at Grand Rounds.
Each postgraduate Fellow will participate in or more formal didactics or seminar series in their area of specialization. This will be determined by the Fellow and his/her Clinical Supervisor. Some possibilities include the following:
CBT Mentorship for Anxiety
CBT Mentorship for Depression
Group Psychotherapy (DBT, CBT, Social Skills, etc.)
Child Psychotherapy Training Clinics:
Parent Management Training
Trauma and Grief
Completion of a Masters of Social Work degree at an CSWE-accredited institution
US Citizenship required
For the 2022 Fellowship year, first year Fellows received $42,000, and second year Fellows received $46,000. The stipend amount is reviewed annually – amount for 2023 under review.
20 days paid time off per year
For More Information
For more details, and a Q&A with current Fellows, join us via Zoom on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022; 12:00 - 1:00 PM: https://umich.zoom.us/j/94190872835?from=addon
Meeting ID: 941 9087 2835
Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) / +1 309 205 3325 US
If you need alternate dial-in locations, please email Melissa Webser, LMSW
For other questions:
- Fellowship in Adult, Addictions, Child/Adolescent: contact Melissa Webser, LMSW
- Fellowship in Inpatient Palliative Care: contact Nina Abney, LMSW
How to Apply
(adolescent through adult)