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Clinical Social Work Training

Post Graduate Clinical Social Work Fellowship

The Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to an interprofessional holistic approach to psychiatric and mental health care.

Post Graduate Fellowship in Clinical Training for Social Work

Philosophy of 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 independent licensure.

Goals

Our clinical training program for social work aims to prepare each Fellow to capitalize on the exciting opportunities for the development, delivery, and improvement of social work services in a multidisciplinary treatment team. 

Program Design

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, and Fellow of interest.  Appointments generally span from September 1st to August 31st.  There may be opportunities for a more flexible start time.

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 supervise 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 in outpatient interdisciplinary teams and in the social work programs offered through the Texas A&M University and community partners
  • Obtain Texas state licensure as an LMSW and adhere to state licensing laws and regulations
  • Conduct psychiatric evaluations and provide evidence-based psychosocial treatments for adult and child/adolescent outpatients
  • Participate in additional training seminars and individualized educational experiences and research

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of a Masters of Social Work degree at an CSWE-accredited institution
  • An in person interview during the application process
  • US Citizenship required
  • Eligible to hold an LMSW license in the state of Texas

Salary and Benefits

  • $37,000 stipend per year
  • Medical benefits
  • 3 weeks of (paid) vacation per year

How to Apply

Applications for the 2019-2020 training year will be accepted starting May 1, 2019. To apply to the program, please send a resume/curriculum vitae and letter of interest via email to the Department of Psychiatry at psychiatry@tamhsc.edu.