University Health Services at Berkeley, provides comprehensive medical and mental health services to a diverse urban campus community of more than 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
The post-MSW fellowship in clinical social work is a postgraduate advanced training program committed to providing comprehensive clinical experience and professional development opportunities in the field of college mental health, while offering the opportunity to accrue hours for licensure.
The fellowship is grounded in the core principles of ethical and social justice-oriented advanced clinical social work practice, and utilizes an integrative model of therapeutic and community-based interventions at the individual, small group, and campus levels. Fellows receive advanced clinical training and supervision in brief individual and group therapy, crisis assessment and intervention, and campus outreach. Fostering the development of knowledge, awareness, and skills for work with diverse populations is central to the fellowship.
Post-MSW fellows receive training in two separate UHS counseling departments:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) provides brief therapy, crisis intervention, and education and outreach to the campus with the mission to support the emotional, psychological, educational, social and cultural development of students. CPS works with students who seek support for a broad range of bio-psycho-social concerns including serious mental illness.
Social Services provides topic specific counseling services for students who are seeking support to address alcohol and other drug use, chronic medical conditions or a new diagnosis, eating disorders and body image concerns, pregnancy resources and referrals, relationship violence, stalking and sexual violence, and transgender/gender identity counseling. Fellows receive intensive individual and group supervision in both departments.
- Applicants must have completed a Master of Social Work by July 23, 2017 from an accredited training institution
- Applicants must have two years or more of supervised clinical social work experience including direct counseling experience
- Candidates with demonstrated interest in, and experience working with, multicultural populations preferred
The fellowship is a full-time, twelve-month position that will begin July 24, 2017, with the possibility of staying for a second year fellowship position. The stipend for the fellowship is anticipated to be $30,437 for the first year. Vacation, sick leave, professional development time, medical insurance and other university benefits (library privileges, access to university recreational facilities for a fee) are provided.
The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 10, 2017. For more information, visit the University Health Services website. Applications will be accepted on or after January 1st, 2017.