Postgraduate Clinical Social Work Fellowship

Deadline to Apply for the 2022-2023 academic year: Feb. 28, 2022

Bryn Mawr College Counseling Services is dedicated to delivering excellent clinical care and treatment to the diverse student population at BMC. By utilizing our service, students learn to optimize their psychological health, so that they may fulfill their academic aspirations as individuals and contribute to building healthy relationships and communities.

Our intention in the Post-Graduate Clinical Social Work Fellowship program is to thread the core values unique to the social work profession through the integration of theory, practice, outreach and prevention, such that all facets of the fellowship experience incorporate and demonstrate these values in practice. The Post-Graduate Clinical Social Work Fellowship offers M.S.S./M.S.W. graduates, currently licensed at the L.S.W. level an opportunity to pursue advanced clinical training in college psychotherapy and obtain clinical supervision hours toward their L.C.S.W.  Applicants should have a strong interest in working in a college setting. Clinical Fellows deliver psychotherapy services to individuals and groups; participate in outreach; consultation; and mentor second-year clinical social work interns.

The Counseling Service focuses on models of intervention, which integrate developmental perspectives with other theoretical models, as well as crisis assessment and intervention. The Fellowship is geared toward refining clinical skills and designed to provide advanced training in assessment and treatment, while developing sophisticated frameworks for assessing the complexities of late adolescent/young adult concerns including, but not limited to, identity development, individuation/separation, acculturation, gender/sexuality, academic performance, capacity for intimate relationships, and adjustment issues. This context includes an appreciation of strengths, resilience, and resources.

Clinical Fellow Activities

The fellow is expected to provide individual and group psychotherapy; psychological assessment; crisis intervention; participate in evening and weekend on-call duties; psycho-educational programs/outreach; training/consultation with staff; mentoring of graduate level clinical social work interns; and other administrative activities as assigned.

The fellow participates in one hour of individual supervision and one-and-a-half hours group supervision. Group supervision includes multidisciplinary case conferences and reading seminars.

Bryn Mawr College Counseling Service focuses on providing effective short-term therapy; however, selected longer-term cases may be available to Clinical Fellows.

The Fellowship places high priority on developing practitioners who have a strong foundation in theory, capacity for self-reflection and use of self, as well as analytic skills to evaluate the strengths and limitations of various theoretical frameworks in the treatment process. The fellow’s life experience, learning style, and professional goals are an important component of clinical supervision. Training occurs through a combination of clinical practicum opportunities, individual and group supervision, and case consultations.

Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates should have strong clinical skills in the areas of treatment, assessment, and crisis intervention. Experience working in a college setting is preferred. Applicants who have experience with mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders, as well as demonstrated success in working with clients from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • Applicants must hold a Masters Degree in Social Work (M.S.S. or M.S.W.) from a Graduate of a School of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), with an emphasis in Clinical Social Work.
  • Licensed at the L.S.W. level in Pennsylvania and does not currently hold a L.C.S.W. license. 

Stipend and Length of Training

The training follows the College’s academic calendar. Fifteen hours per week for academic year (32 weeks) is required. Additional hours may become available during the academic year. Opportunities may exist for clinical fellows to add an additional academic year to their training program, as per the recommendation of the Counseling Director.

Application Essay Questions

  1. Please provide a brief autobiographical statement. Tell us something about yourself. It is entirely up to you to decide what information you wish to provide along with the format in which to represent it.
  2. Please explain your interest in BMC Counseling Services.
  3. Tell us about your strengths as well as your areas of growth.

To Apply

Please include your responses to the application essay questions along with an updated resume/curriculum vita and the names of two clinical references. All documents must be submitted electronically to Joanne Maleno, jmaleno@brynmawr.edu, by Feb. 28, 2022.