Start and end dates: 9/1/21 (approx.) – 8/31/22 (approx.).
Overview of training site
MIT Student Mental Health and Counseling (SMH&C) provides mental health services to the MIT community, with a primary emphasis on caring for undergraduate and graduate students. Our treatment services include diagnostic evaluation, individual, group and couples therapy, psychopharmacology, urgent care/risk assessment, as well as consultation and referral to providers in the greater community. We also provide community outreach, education and prevention programming around the MIT campus throughout the year. We serve a diverse population of students from all over the world with a wide range of presenting concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, psychosis and severe mental illness), and we are staffed by a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses.
Overview of fellowship
The fellowship training aims to facilitate continued growth and professional competence in the areas of individual and group psychotherapy, intake evaluation and treatment planning, risk assessment and crisis intervention, interdisciplinary collaboration and consultation, campus outreach and education, and professional ethics in a college mental health setting working predominantly with an emerging adult population. There may be opportunities for fellows to supervise pre-doctoral psychology trainees, as well. All training activities underscore a commitment to diversity, social justice and the importance of building multicultural competence, including awareness of, and ongoing reflection regarding, one’s own social/cultural identities and how they may impact one’s clinical work.
Below is a list of program components and expectations for fellows:
- Carry an individual therapy caseload of approx. 20-25 clients per week
- Co-lead a group(s) over the course of the year
- Participate in conducting triage, brief support and crisis intervention
- Participate in weekly treatment team meetings, inside and outside of SMH&CS: Fellows would join one of three SMH&CS generalist teams, and have the option of joining multidisciplinary Medical Department teams such as Eating Concerns or Transgender Health
- Possible opportunity for supervision of pre-doctoral psychology trainee
- Three hours of individual supervision per week (at least two by a licensed psychologist)
- Attendance at trainee-focused seminars
- Weekly attendance at staff meetings and seminars
- Completion of a SMH&CS needs assessment and program development project over the course of the year with presentation of that project to staff
- Two clinical case presentations to SMH&CS staff over the course of the year
Stipend and benefits
Fellows will earn a stipend of $50K, along with full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid vacation time, and support for conference registration/travel expenses. By the end of the training year, fellows can expect to accrue approximately 2000 supervised hours for licensure.
- Completion of Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology at an APA-accredited doctoral program
- Completion of an APA-accredited internship in clinical or counseling psychology
- Previous experience in college or community mental health settings
- Previous experience in acute psychiatric settings (e.g., inpatient, partial hospital)
The application period for the 2021-22 fellowship is closed.
We will adhere to the APPIC Universal Notification Date of 2/22/21 (at 10:00 am EST).
Please direct any questions to Evan Waldheter, Ph.D., coordinator of psychology training, at email@example.com.