St. Louis Center for Family Development is proud to offer two unique state of the art fellowship opportunities to professionals who seek additional growth and skill development. The only post-graduate fellowships in the region, STLCFD’s programs combine intensive training, supervision, peer consultation and hands-on clinical work. These fellowships provide ample opportunity for learning whether you are a new clinician looking to start your career or a seasoned professional who wants to improve your clinical expertise.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Fellowship

STLCFD was the first organization in the St. Louis Region to provide a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) fellowship program. The DBT Fellowship is a program intended for those individuals interested in learning an evidence-based treatment model. The program is designed to enhance the fellow’s clinical competencies in DBT treatment and prepare clinicians for national certification. DBT fellows will learn from experts in the field by participating in DBT consultation team, mentorship discussions, learning activities and individual supervision. Fellows will have the opportunity to apply their learning by co-facilitating a DBT Skills Training Group and providing therapy to a small number of clients.

STLCFD invites any candidate who has received a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or other related degree and who have at least 1-year post master’s clinical experience to apply. The DBT fellowship is a 12 to 15-month program and compensation is provided. If you are interested in additional information regarding the DBT fellowship and/or the application process, click here.

Advanced Clinical Social Work (ACSW) Fellowship

The Advanced Clinical Social Work (ACSW) Fellowship is a post-master’s degree program designed to advance the clinical skill sets of a social worker as he or she begins their career. STLCFD aims to build on the foundational and advanced social work practice competencies developed in an MSW program through providing an experience of close supervision, targeted training, mentoring and practice opportunities. The goal of the fellowship is to leave participants feeling ready and competent to enter the workforce as a therapist with the knowledge and practice skills necessary to change lives.

STLCFD invites any candidate who has received a Master’s Degree in Social Work to apply. The ACSW fellowship is a 2-year commitment as a full-time employee with compensation, including benefits. Licensure supervision is available if needed. If you are interested in additional information regarding the ACSW fellowship and/or application process, click here.

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