Emory University's Counseling and Psychological Services offers a twelve-month Post-MSW Graduate Fellowship. This is an advanced clinical training program that begins August 1 through July 31. This Fellowship is designed for the pre-licensed clinical social worker to advance and deepen their clinical skills using a brief therapy model, as well as some longer-term psychotherapy experience.  Services provided will typically include individual, couples and group modalities. The Fellow would have an opportunity to work in a clinical setting that utilizes a variety of theoretical models, including psychodynamic, interpersonal, family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, ACT, and/or relational-cultural theory.  Fellows gain supervised experience providing diagnostic assessments, brief psychotherapy, outreach, case management, and crisis intervention. Primary Supervision will be provided by licensed clinical social workers with additional supervision opportunities with licensed psychologists. The Center is comprised of a multidisciplinary senior staff of social workers and psychologists, along with trainees in both disciplines.

Post-MSW Graduate Fellowship

The Post-MSW Graduate Fellowship provides supervised advanced training to individuals with a Master of Social Work degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. The general goal of the program is to provide Fellows with an opportunity to enhance and deepen clinical psychotherapy skills, initial assessment, peer supervision, crisis management and the use of community resources for referral and after care. The program makes every effort to promote the values and ethical principles and ethical standards inherent in being a social worker. It is the Center’s goal to enhance human well-being and help meet the human basic needs of all people within a social context with particular sensitivity to ethnic and cultural diversity (1999 NASW Code of Ethics). Each Fellow will receive experience working in a University Mental Health setting that serves Emory University, which includes undergraduate and graduate students.

Fellows receive intensive, supportive training, which is designed to prepare Fellows for the diversity of roles which social workers assume in their career paths. It is expected that Fellows will work with a variety of clients, cultural backgrounds, presenting problems, and treatment modalities. In addition, each Fellow has the opportunity to work with an identified Specialty Supervisor in order to focus their training on a particular area of clinical interest. Selections for the Fellowships are made without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, disability, sexual/affectional orientation, or veteran's status.

Trainee Self-Disclosure Policy:

Training staff at Emory University CAPS value the power and complexity of the therapeutic relationship. Because of this value, in our intervention, supervision, and training activities there is a focus on the "person-of-the-therapist" and how this may impact the quality and effectiveness of work with clients and consultees. Trainees may be asked to reflect upon and share the ways that their own personal qualities, reactions and experiences influence and are impacted by their clinical work in supervision and other training settings. Such exploration and disclosure is not intended to serve as psychotherapy for the trainee, and is focused on enhancing self-awareness and professional development as related to the trainee's clinical practice during the training program. Supervisors and other training staff are expected to explore relevant information in a respectful, non-coercive manner, within the context of a safe and supportive professional relationship.

Application packets with the materials listed below will be accepted until Friday, January 3, 2020 for the 2020-2021 training year.

Applicants must have a Master of Social Work degree from an accredited program by the start of the Fellowship. (If the graduate transcript does not document completion of the MSW degree, the applicant should include a letter from the graduate faculty verifying that all requirements for the degree are expected to be completed before August 1st.) Applicants should submit a statement of interest, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, Curriculum Vita, and a copy of 1st and 2nd year internship evaluations. Application materials should be submitted in one packet. Post-MSW Fellows who are selected by the Emory Counseling and Psychological Services program must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check in accordance with Emory University policy. Applicants must be available to begin the fellowship by August 1st and must have an MSW degree (other degrees are not considered).

Please mail application packets to:

Katie Werner, Psy.D.
Associate Director for Training
Emory University Counseling and Psychological Services
1462 Clifton Road, Suite 235
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(404) 727-7450

The stipend for the fellowship year is $35,000.00. Fellows have the same health and dental insurance benefits as regular, full-time staff, and have access to University library and computer facilities. There is a fitness center on campus which fellows may use for a low annual fee. Fellows receive two weeks of paid vacation, eleven University holidays, up to 12 sick days, a $400 professional development fund (to assist with conference/workshop attendance costs), and one week of professional or educational leave.

Contact and Hours of Operation

Address: 1462 Clifton Road, Suite 235, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: (404) 727-7450
Fax: (404) 727-2906
Crisis/Walk-in Hours: 8:30-3:30, Monday-Friday
Hours of Operation: 8:30-5:00, Monday-Friday

PLEASE NOTE: If Emory University is closed due to weather or other emergency, then CAPS is also closed. In such circumstances, students will be contacted to reschedule appointments once the university reopens.