Clinical Fellowships

Advanced training for clinicians approaching licensure.

Melding clinical expertise with leadership growth, The Brookline Center prepares professionals to launch their careers.

Our clinical fellowships offer a rigorous year of supervision, with growing autonomy, for clinicians at advanced levels of training. Some fellows have completed an internship previously at The Brookline Center and wish to extend their clinical training prior to seeking independent licensure, although this is not required.

Each fellow’s program is individualized, based on his or her experience, areas of interest, and the service needs of the Center. Because teaching and learning are central to the Center’s work, we take pride in providing supervision above and beyond what most schools mandate. Our graduates gain broad, wide-ranging experience in both short- and long-term therapy, working with a wide variety of clients and within community systems such as housing and public safety.

What sets our approach apart?

The Brookline Center provides deep experience in delivering long-term outpatient care, as well as short-term counseling. Each Clinical Fellow receives at least one hour of supervision for every eight hours of clinical service, far beyond the 1.5 hours per week required by most schools. As essential members of our clinical team, Brookline Center Fellows gain comprehensive training in a wide range of modalities: individual, group, and community-based care. As our most-experienced trainees, our Clinical Fellows take on increasing responsibility and gain opportunities to pursue projects aligned with their particular interests. Our staff clinicians value their engagement with Fellows, listening to their perspectives, and helping them experience the most rewarding training possible. Our training is culturally responsive in a diverse community, cultivating a vibrant working environment and extending clinicians’ skills.

How it works

Fellows work 25 hours weekly for an academic year (September-May/June), contributing to our mission of excellence in community mental health. Generally this includes at least 10-16 hours (12-16 is preferred) of direct service, including at least four hours on evenings or weekends, and 2-3 hours of supervision. Fellows join clinical staff for mandatory and optional weekly learning seminars and plan together at weekly team meetings. Fellows are paid at an hourly rate.

Eligibility

Open to MSW graduates and to PhD, and PsyD candidates who have developed considerable proficiency in their clinical skills and judgment and have experience responsibly managing administrative tasks. Some may have completed an internship at The Brookline Center. Eligible applicants must have completed at least two years of supervised placements at the graduate level and hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in a mental health discipline.

Open Positions

We announce openings throughout the year. Please check Idealist.org for current opportunities.

See Open Fellowships

To apply

Interested candidates take part in a rigorous application process. Please email a cover letter describing your area(s) of clinical interest and your resume.