The Menninger Clinic is now accepting applications for its 2013 postgraduate Social Work fellowship. The deadline for applying is February 15.
Fellowships are available in Menninger's inpatient adult specialty programs
with the possibility of an advanced second-year fellowship. Candidates may request a preferred specialty program for assignment.
Training occurs through course work, clinical practicum opportunities and intensive supervision. Trainees also focus on careful and thorough diagnosis and a compassionate, patient-centered approach to working with patients at The Menninger Clinic.
Fellows participate as members of interdisciplinary teams and work directly with patients and their families, often serving as a liaison between the patient, family and team. Fellows integrate diagnostic formulations into treatment planning, weekly team meetings and team rounds with patients.
In addition, fellows conduct group, individual and family therapy sessions and are involved in advanced case management. Each week fellows participate in approximately 10 hours of individual supervision, group supervision and didactic seminars. Topics include family dynamics, individual case conference, clinical syndromes, group dynamics, group process, psychodynamic psychotherapy and seminar in psychological testing and assessment.
Applicants should have the following qualifications:
Master’s degree in social work (MSW, MSSW) from a graduate college or school of social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
Concentration in clinical social work; specific background working with individuals, families or groups is helpful, as is familiarity with the DSM-IV.
LMSW or LCSW from the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners (TSBSWE) before beginning the fellowship.