MSW Post-Master's Fellowship
MSW POST-MASTER’S FELLOWSHIP
MSW Post-Master’s Fellowship for 2025-2026
[We are no longer accepting applications for 24-25, and will begin accepting applications again in January 2025]
Our Post-Master’s Fellowships are for candidates who need supervised clinical experience to obtain licensure.
The Post-Master’s Fellowship is comprised of a 1st and a 2nd-year program. At the time of application and acceptance, fellows are accepted into the 1st year program with a 1-year employment contract. The expectation is that 1st year fellows will progress to the 2nd year, will be eligible to do so if they meet satisfactory performance standards during their 1st year, and will be offered another 1-year employment contract for the 2nd year.
The ideal candidate is a recent MSW graduate who has an educational background in evidenced based psychotherapy practices and whose goal is to acquire necessary clinical/supervision hours for licensure. The program offers the fellow the opportunity to engage in a wide range of clinical and professional activities, including individual and group therapy, initial consultation assessments, outreach and consultation, crisis intervention, and professional development trainings. Through such provision of services, the fellow promotes the academic, social, and emotional wellbeing of students and the Temple campus community.
In addition to generalist training, Post-Master’s Fellows participate in one of our year-long, approximately 10 hours/week minor rotations.
Post-Master’s Fellows in their first year will be part of the Case Management and Referral Unit.
The Case Management and Referral Unit provides referrals and support to students to get them connected with community providers that includes, but is not limited to, therapy and/or psychiatry services. Additionally, the staff coordinates with psychiatric hospitals to create aftercare plans for students preparing for discharge and communicates with community providers to help support continuity of care for students.
Post-Master’s Fellows in their second year will be part of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Unit. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Unit provides individual and group counseling to help students learn specific skills related to distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness.
It should be noted that while the units have specific missions and specialized areas of expertise, TCS and its staff functions as an integrated and collaborative multidisciplinary team of which its fellows are an essential component; fellows on any unit will work with all types of client concerns.
Start Date, Stipend and Benefits
This 2-year fellowship begins on August 12, 2024. Positions are a 42.5-hour/week, 24-month commitment, and we offer a hybrid work schedule (working remotely up to two days a week). The stipend is $42,500 for the first year of the fellowship and $50,000 for the second year, this includes basic student health insurance and dental coverage. We offer 15 vacation days, 5 sick days and 5 days professional development. Fellows have access to university libraries, email, Internet, rec facilities and cultural and athletic events. TCS uses Titanium for scheduling and clinical notes.
Fellow Selection Procedures
The TCS fellow selection process is designed to choose fellows who are well suited to the training opportunities we offer and who evidence interest in and/or potential for development in the areas emphasized by our program. In our selection procedures we are attempting to seek out those applicants who evidence the following characteristics:
- Show particular interest through their past experience and/or future career goals in providing therapy including crisis intervention.
- Have earned an MSW and able to apply their knowledge to clinical practice.
- Value diversity and have sought experiences that evidence a commitment to multi-culturally humility, and have a strong interest in developing in this area during fellowship.
- Are committed to understanding ethical guidelines and applying them to their practice.
- Demonstrate ability for self-reflection and openness to feedback to learn and grow.
- Have the interpersonal skills to successfully relate to clients and other staff.
- Have demonstrated a past history of success in their field placements.
- Possess clinical skills and related experience indicating readiness for fellowship.
- Values life-long learning and takes initiative in their own training.
Temple is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation or physical ability.
Applications are invited from persons who will complete their master’s degree in social work prior to the fellowship start date. All members of the staff participate in training through formal and informal supervision, team meeting collaboration, consultation, and seminars. As a result, in order to minimize dual role conflicts and ensure that trainees receive the full depth and breadth of experience, current or previous TCS therapy clients are not eligible to apply for training at TCS.
Please send a cover letter expressing your experience and interest in clinical work in a college setting, current resume, two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from a current clinical supervisor, and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), preferably by email (to email listed below), on or before 1/5/2024: [No longer accepting applications]
Daniel Dengel, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Training
Tuttleman Counseling Services
1700 North Broad Street (2nd Floor)
Philadelphia, PA 19121
We utilize a brief treatment model at TCS. The average number of appointments per client is 4-6 sessions. Fellows are expected to engage in clinical assessment, intervention planning, intervention delivery, and evaluation of services. If a fellow has specific clinical interests, supervisors and staff will try to facilitate this opportunity within their caseload.
TCS has a thriving group therapy program and offers a variety of groups each semester. Post-masters fellows are expected to facilitate or co-facilitate at least one group per semester (process or skill-based). Current group offerings are listed on our website each semester.
Fellows participate in the center’s Counselor-on-Duty (COD) rotation one day per week for 4 hours. This is to help the counselor-on-duty team assist students who come into the center during office hours, or are referred to TCS. COD activities may include meeting with a student in crisis (in-person or remotely), case management with agencies on-or off-campus, consulting with parents and family members, faculty or peers who are concerned about a student on campus (within the limits of confidentiality), or providing debriefing after campus emergencies.
Students will occasionally seek a psychological withdrawal, exam excuse, or need assistance in petitioning to drop a course or semester. Fellows will be involved in assessing the student’s situation, making a determination of the appropriateness of the request, and completing and forwarding the necessary paperwork.
Fellows will provide workshops or engage in other events as requested by student groups, classes, and university departments. Fellows are also part of the Parent and Family Orientation workshops each summer.
Post-Master’s Fellows are expected to work between the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm (this includes all client scheduling) unless other arrangements are made with the training committee and individual supervisors. In addition, fellows may sometimes be required to work outside of typical work hours.
In the case of illness, fellows will notify front desk staff, individual supervisors, and Associate Director for Training. To request time away from work for reasons other than illness, fellows will seek approval from the Associate Director for Training and their individual supervisors in advance.
Post-Master’s Fellows are responsible to learn about licensure requirements. Fellows have the support of their supervisor to complete needed employment verification, and evaluation forms. Fellows are responsible for tracking their clinical and supervision hours, and for completing and submitting required paperwork to the board.