POST-INTERNSHIP CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP
Clinical Fellowship Training Program
- The Ohio State University
- Counseling and Consultation Service
- Clinical Fellowship Program
- Application Requirements
- Application Procedure
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The mission of the Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) is to provide a comprehensive array of mental health services to assess, prevent, treat, and resolve the mental health issues of OSU students. More specifically, we promote the personal well-being and academic success of students by providing comprehensive individual and group mental health services, psycho-educational prevention, and outreach programming; by influencing the community as a nurturing environment through support, advocacy, and education/training; by enhancing the academic quality of life; and by supporting the emotional, relational, and intellectual development of the students served and the mental health professionals in training.
The Ohio State University has one of the largest student populations on one campus in the United States. Its enrollment of nearly 59,837** students on the Columbus campus is richly diverse, with approximately 20% of students identifying as racial/ethnic minorities (African American, 5.7%; Asian, 6.5%; Hispanic, 4.2%). In addition, 3.2%, or 1,938, identify as being of two or more races and 10.7%, or 6,399, are international students. Underrepresented groups are seen as clients in slightly greater numbers at CCS than are reflected in the campus population enrollment statistics for most groups. The Counseling and Consultation Service also serves a significant representation of clients from other ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual orientation, socioeconomic statuses, and disability groups. In serving such a large and diverse student body, the Counseling and Consultation Service takes a holistic, developmental and mental health approach to support students in fully participating in their OSU experience. As part of the OSU Office of Student Life, CCS’s approach is consistent with the overall Student Life goal of creating the “extraordinary student experience.” The OSU campus is located in central Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. With a metropolitan area of over 1,000,000, Columbus is geographically situated in the heart of Ohio. Social, cultural, and recreational opportunities exist to suit every taste: classical music to country, gourmet dining to "down home cooking," football to marathon racing, ballet to progressive art, and ethnic festivals to a huge state agricultural fair. Another attractive aspect of the Columbus community is the reasonable cost of living for a city of its size and the relative ease of travel by car within the metropolitan area.
**Enrollment figures are from the Fall 2017 15th Day Enrollment Report Columbus campus.
The 2017-2018 CCS staff is a diverse group, which includes 41 senior staff (24 psychologists, 4 psychiatrists, 6 counselors, and 6 social workers), 5 post-internship clinical fellows, 5 psychology interns, 2 social work interns, 3 clinical counseling interns, 4 practicum students, 2 psychiatric residents, and 11 administrative staff. We also have adjunct clinical staff who help us provide some evening services. Clinical Fellows are considered an integral part of the staff and are included in all functions of the agency. The CCS staff employs an energetic, innovative, and multicultural group of people who sustain the high level of activity necessary to meet the demands of a large university. Clinical service and training are given high priorities, with room for staff members to pursue projects of particular interest to them. Administration of the center is facilitated by the Leadership Team (Director, Associate and Assistant Directors, Chief of Psychiatry, and Office Manager). The administrative climate is collaborative in nature and staff members have opportunities to be involved in program planning. Psychotherapy and supervision training at CCS is enhanced by digital recording capabilities installed in each fellow's private office and in all senior staff clinician offices.
CCS is housed in two locations on OSU's Columbus campus. These two locations are the 10th floor of the Lincoln Tower and the 4th floor of the Younkin Success Center. The Success Center was designed to provide a variety of offices to support students' success at The Ohio State University. The other offices comprising the Success Center are: 1) Career Counseling and Support Services Office (a career counseling unit serving all enrolled OSU students, including career resources in the Younkin Media Resource Center); 2) the Student-Athlete Support Service office (SASSO); 3) University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT); 4) Walter E. Dennis Learning Center, which includes an academic learning lab; and 5) Buckeye Careers (a career initiative with the goal of supporting students in obtaining internships and other professional opportunities). The Lincoln Tower location houses Student Life offices including CCS and is also a residence hall for students.
The hours of operation of the center are from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., daily, with one evening per week designated with a 7:30 p.m. closing time.
The focus of this fellowship is to provide fellows with supervised clinical practice opportunities to refine clinical skills in preparation for functioning as an independent practitioner in a university mental health setting. Fellows experience a supportive environment that encourages increasing professional autonomy over the course of the fellowship balanced with support and numerous opportunities for consultation with seasoned senior staff throughout the year.
Clinical fellows are valued as contributing colleagues within a broader multidisciplinary mental health training program and human service agency housed within a university community.
Access to formal training activities, including a weekly case conference, assists fellows with the integration and augmentation of former training and clinical practice experiences.
Overview of the Program
Fellows have the opportunity to experience an intensive psychotherapy fellowship. Contracting for specific clinical and other commitments allows each fellow some flexibility for an individualized focus. Fellows will find that their experience at CCS will be rewarding, challenging, and stimulating. A humanistic and supportive work environment is provided to assist fellows with balancing the demands of their work with personal considerations.
The requirements are listed below.
- Individual Clients (21.0 hrs)
- Triage/Urgent (2.5 hrs)
- Paperwork (8.0 hrs)
Weekly Training Includes:
- Individual Supervision (2 hrs)
- Case Conference (2 hr)
- Full Staff (every week) (1 hr)
- Committee (1 hr)
- Clinical Fellow Trainee Group Administrative Meeting (1 hr)
Approximate Total: 40 hrs**
** Clinical Fellows are required to work 2 evenings per week until 8:00 p.m.
Direct Clinical Service
Individual and Couples Therapy - Opportunities are afforded to work with diverse undergraduate and graduate/professional clients. Clients are diverse, both in clinical presentation and demographic/ethnic/racial representation. Although CCS provides primarily brief, time-limited counseling (1-10 individual sessions), opportunities exist for longer-term psychotherapy treatment. Approximately 50-60% of fellowship time is focused on the provision of individual psychotherapy. This translates to approximately 20-24 direct service hours with 8 hours for clinical paperwork.
Triage/Urgent Counseling - Typically, a client's first access to services at CCS is through scheduling a phone triage appointment. Clients will also be seen at CCS through an urgent appointment within 24 hours, or a Diagnostic Evaluation appointment. Clinical Fellows provide 1.5 hours of triage coverage and 1 hour of urgent counseling each week.
Group Therapy - CCS offers an average of 25-30 groups each semester, which have both topical and general emphases. Clinical fellows can negotiate to lead or co-lead a group. The clinical contact time for this activity is then subtracted from individual and couples therapy commitment. This option is based on training and service needs and may not be available every year.
Career Counseling - Many students initially present at CCS with career concerns. Often career themes are interwoven throughout psychotherapy work. CCS staff works closely with the office of Career Counseling and Support Services to assist students with career concerns and needs.
Crisis Intervention - Clinical Fellows serve on an agency crisis team, which responds to campus mental health emergencies. Each team typically will be involved in a crisis response once or twice during an academic year.
Individual Supervision - Weekly 2-hour supervision sessions with a licensed senior staff member that focuses on clinical case management, therapy dynamics, and professional/personal development issues. Clinical fellows provide input each semester about supervisor preferences.
Case Conference - Weekly 2-hour forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the provision of clinical care in the university setting. A multicultural clinical analysis of cases is encouraged with attention to conceptualization, diagnosis, case management, ethical considerations, and intervention strategies. Case conference is facilitated by senior staff clinicians.
Professional Development Programs - Each term professional development programs are scheduled for agency staff. Often, these are clinically-focused presentations by practitioners and researchers familiar with the mental health needs of university populations.
Training Seminars - Optional weekly two-hour seminars focusing on topics pertaining to clinical issues, diversity, research, and assessment. Topics have included: counseling African Americans, Hispanics/Latin@s, Asians, gays, and lesbians, physically challenged; psychopharmacology, brief therapy, sex therapy, group therapy, eating disorders, chemical dependency, and abuse survivors.
Orientation Training - This is an intensive training period of approximately three weeks duration prior to the start of Fall Semester. Clinical Fellows are oriented to the university and CCS while becoming acquainted with one another. Agency policy and practice are addressed as well as topical content pertinent to service delivery and client care.
Staff Meetings - All Clinical Fellows participate in full staff meetings, which are held weekly.
Clinical Fellow Trainee Group Meeting - Clinical Fellows meet weekly with the Clinical Fellow Coordinator for administrative updates and to provide support to further group cohesion and to offer opportunities for discussion of clinical issues.
Committee Work - All Clinical Fellows may select an agency committee for participation. Committees currently include: Assessment, Clinical Services, Disposition, Eating Disorder Treatment Team, International Student Outreach and Consultation, Research, Social Justice and Inclusion, Stigma Reduction, TechReach, and Training. CCS currently has two task groups: Latinx Task Force and Trans Advocacy Task Force. Fellows may also have the opportunity for administrative involvement with the Career Counseling and Support Services office. Fellows may also participate in a university-wide committee, such as the Body Image Task Force, depending upon available opportunities.
Outreach - While this is not a focus of the Clinical Fellowship, a fellow may occasionally provide outreach to the university community.
The Clinical Fellowship is a 12-month program with a stipend of $31,500.00 beginning August 1. As an Ohio State University employee, Clinical Fellows may be eligible for many outstanding benefit programs including medical coverage, state or alternative retirement plans, life insurance, 10 paid holidays, and flexibility with leave schedule. To view the Ohio State University benefit programs go to http://www.hr.osu.edu/benefits.
Clinical Fellows also have a private office with computer, e-mail account, internet access, and access to university facilities including libraries and recreational facilities.
These are the minimum requirements to APPLY for the Clinical Fellowship:
- Completion of a Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology, from an APA-accredited program preferred (consideration also given to ABD candidates who have proposed), OR MSW degree, working toward independent licensure, ORmaster's degree in counseling/counselor education or related field, working toward independent licensure. Two years of related experience is a plus.
- For the disciplines of social work and counseling, applicants must have degrees conferred and have obtained their LSW or LPC license for the State of Ohio by August 1st, the first day of the Fellowship.
- A supervised internship or equivalent work in a university counseling center, mental health agency, or related professional setting.
- General skills, knowledge, and experience in individual, couples, group counseling and psychotherapy; assessment; multicultural issues; and crisis intervention.
Starting Date: August 1, 2018
Application must be submitted online here. This job posting will be live and available to receive applications from mid-December to mid-January. Specific dates are provided below. Please check the link accordingly. All materials need to be uploaded or received by the January deadline date.
As part of the selection process, candidates will need to upload the listed materials below on the online job site at www.jobsatosu.com, including:
- Letter of application, indicating your interest in, goals for, and expectations of clinical fellowship at a university counseling center
- Vitae or Resume
- Three letters of professional reference
Please contact for questions:
Carrie Fleider, LISW-S
Assistant Director of Training
Chair, Clinical Fellow Search
Counseling and Consultation Service
The Ohio State University
4th Floor, Younkin Success Center
1640 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201-2333
Telephone: (614) 292-5766
Fax: (614) 688-3440
Application posting: December 16, 2017
Application deadline: January 13, 2018
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, qualified women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.