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W.E.B. Dubois Fellowship - Center for Counseling and Psychological Health - Post-Graduate Fellowship - University of Massachusetts



The mission of the CCPH W.E.B. DuBois Diversity Fellowship is intended to continue the multicultural training and clinical experience of the early career clinician who has successfully completed the masters in social work.  We will offer continued supervised clinical experience, to deepen and broaden the fellow's clinical skills.  Our goal is for them to leave the fellowship en route to the independent level of clinical practice and prepared to take on leadership roles. Fellows will be expected, in addition to general clinical responsibilities, to provide consultation, workshops, and general outreach and support to populations that have been traditionally underserved.

The training philosophy/educational model is focused on developing practitioners in a university-based managed care setting. The core of this model lies in the mentor-apprenticeship supervisory relationships. Our goal is to produce very competent multi-modal practitioners who will successfully transfer treatment skills to a variety of outpatient settings within the rapidly evolving world of health care. To achieve this fellows will continue as a part of our multidisciplinary treatment teams utilizing a variety of brief treatment modalities to address a wide range of diagnoses and presenting problems. These include intensive brief therapies for individuals, couples, crisis intervention, on-call management of emergencies, and outreach/consultation. Disciplines represented within the treatment teams include clinical psychology, psychiatry, advanced practice nursing, clinical social work, together with trainees in psychology and social work. In addition, a "web of mentors" specifically drawn from a pool of qualified licensed clinicians of color will be engaged to mentor and support the W.E.B. DuBois Diversity Fellow.




Eligibility: Successful completion of social work master's degree and exemplary performance in internships and early career.  Demonstrated commitment and competency to diversity issues in dealing with clinical services.

Structure:  12 month benefited fellowship position. Evening hours required.  Begins August 19, 2018 to August 17, 2019.

Stipend: $35,000, benefited.



The training program has a fundamental commitment to provide experiential and didactic learning experiences that will maximize the personal and professional development of highly competent mental health professionals. Development is viewed as the process of forming a professional identity which includes an increased awareness of self, responsible and ethical clinical behavior, increased professional skills, and a respect for and sensitivity to others. The W.E.B. DuBois Diversity Fellowship has a specific commitment to issues of race, social justice, and diversity. 

Our university mental health focus offers a wide variety of direct clinical contacts ranging from minor maladjustment to severe psychotic disorder. Accordingly, the fellowship is designed to deepen and mature the fellow's professional competency. Fellows continue to refine their expertise in systemically

applying a variety of brief therapy modalities to more skillfully address each client's unique clinical picture. In addition to individual therapy, supervised training experiences are provided in group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach/consultation-education, biofeedback, and cultural competency, with a differential emphasis dependent upon the interests of the fellow and individual goals identified between the fellow and his/her supervisor. Individual supervision is provided by licensed senior social workers with additional training by staff representing the disciplines of psychology, advanced practice psychiatric nursing and psychiatry who are themselves involved in these activities.

In recognition that the goal is development of an independent level of clinical competence, the fellow will have an increasing level of clinical responsibility as contrasted with their Internship year-all while having ready access to consultation and supervision.




The fellow will have a broad base of responsibilities and activities, consistent with that expected of a functioning professional. These will include: Individual Psychotherapy, Intake, Group Psychotherapy, Clinical Triage and Crisis Intervention.  Fellows will also participate in staff in-service training, weekly case conferences, bi-weekly intake team meetings and weekly staff meetings.




An individualized program of specialization is arranged for each fellow. Fellows will be expected to deepen their skills in a specialized area of clinical practice. This may take the form of intensive supervised work in one or several clinical areas such as crisis intervention skills, outreach consultation and education. Interns can also elect to concentrate on working with special client populations such as students of color, LGBTQIA clients, women, and international students.

Application Procedure: Please submit current vita, and a separate brief statement describing your fellowship goals and reasons for applying for this opportunity.  Please provide two reference names with contact information and their letters of recommendation from two former clinical supervisors, no later than February 16, 2018.

Applicants must apply on-line at this link:


The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.