Clinical Fellowship (2 positions) Diversity

University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee,

University Counseling Services
 
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Last Posted:

Mon, Nov 14th, '22

Deadline:

Jan. 15, 2023

Start Date:

August, 2023

Last Updated:

Mon, Nov 14th, '22

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

The focus of this Fellowship is to provide individuals with supervised clinical practice aimed to refine their clinical skills in preparation for functioning as independent practitioners in a university mental health setting. Fellows experience a supportive environment that encourages greater professional autonomy balanced with support and numerous opportunities for consultation with seasoned senior staff throughout the year.

The Clinical Fellowship program at UCS is part of our focused multidisciplinary training program. The primary role of the Clinical Fellow is to provide clinical services utilizing the experiences gleaned from completion of an internship program or other relevant experience.  “Learning by doing” is the philosophical foundation of the training as Fellows focus on the provision of individual and group psychotherapy to UWM students.  The Fellows will also have the opportunity to hone their outreach and prevention skills as they work with the Office of Housing to support UWM residential students. 

Access to formal training activities, including a weekly case conference, assists individuals with the integration and augmentation of former training and clinical practice experiences. Clinical Fellows maintain a flexible work schedule that includes working five days a week with occasional evening/weekends for outreach events. The Clinical Fellowship is a multidisciplinary training opportunity that may include representatives from psychology, counseling or social work fields.  UCS has a dual mission to serve the mental health needs of UWM students, as well as to prepare the next generation of mental health practitioners for careers in counseling.  UCS offers training to a multidisciplinary cohort each year, comprised of Clinical Fellows, psychology practicum students, and Social Work students.  

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN -MILWAUKEE

University Counseling Services (UCS) is part of the Student Health and Wellness Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and serves a highly diverse student population.  Clinical Fellows would join a multidisciplinary and dynamic team of health and mental health care professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and licensed professional counselors.   The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee has over 25,000 graduate and undergraduate students and provides an affordable, world-class education. UWM is known as one of the top research universities, as well as one of the most diverse campuses in the country.  Located on Milwaukee’s residential east side, campus is just blocks away from beautiful Lake Michigan. Outdoor activities abound, including hiking trails and day trips from Milwaukee to the bustling nightlife of a vibrant downtown life.  

Our unit directly contributes to the retention and success of UWM students as they complete their educational aspirations to move on to successful and fulfilling lives.  Come join our highly dedicated mental health team! 

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.  Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color.  It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. The UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the nation to implement an inclusive housing policy.


 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Completion of a Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program preferred (consideration also given to ABD candidates who have proposed), OR MSW degree, working toward independent licensure OR master's degree in counseling/counselor education or related field, working toward independent licensure. Two years of related experience is a plus.

For the disciplines of social work and counseling, applicants must have degrees conferred and have obtained their LSW or LPC-IT license for the State of Wisconsin by August 1, or the first day of the Fellowship.

A supervised internship or equivalent work in a university counseling center, mental health agency or related professional setting is preferred.

General skills, knowledge, and experience in individual, relationship, group counseling and psychotherapy, assessment, multicultural issue, and crisis intervention.

 
COMPENSATION

$37,500

The Clinical Fellowship is a 12-month program with a stipend of $37,500 beginning in August. As a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee employee, Clinical Fellows may be eligible for many outstanding benefit programs including medical coverage, state or alternative retirement plans, life insurance, 10 paid holidays and flexibility with leave schedule. To view the UWM benefit programs go to https://uwm.edu/hr/benefits/

Clinical Fellows also have a private office with computer, email account, internet access and access to university facilities including libraries and recreational facilities.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

All material should be sent via email to fleider@uwm.edu by the application deadline.  Applications should include:

  • Letter of application, indicating your interest in, goals for, and expectations of clinical fellowship at a university counseling center
  • Vitae or Resume
  • Academic transcript from graduate program (unofficial copy)
  • Two letters of professional reference, one of which speaks to the candidate’s clinical experience