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KIP Fellowships

Applications are now open for our 2017 fellowships, beginning on September 5th, 2017. The deadline for submitting a complete application is May 1st, 2017.

You can download our 2017 application materials here.

Information about KIP fellowships

In addition to providing sliding-scale psychotherapy services to the community, KIP’s mission is to give social workers and mental health counselors the experience and training necessary to become successful, independent practitioners of psychotherapy. While fellows are encouraged to develop a specialization during their time at KIP, all fellows are exposed to knowledge on major theoretical approaches, skills in engagement that demonstrate therapeutic effectiveness, and experience in working in a group practice setting.

During their tenure at KIP, fellows are required to maintain the minimum weekly caseload necessary to complete their licensure (approximately 14-15 client contact hours per week depending on their profession). Fellows’ activities include providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups, participating in weekly supervision (group and individual) and case seminars, and receiving didactic training related to clinical theory and practice. The didactic component for all fellows involves knowledge and skill development in relational theory, diagnosis and assessment, use of self in practice, navigating common challenges in treatment (therapeutic impasses, boundaries, payment, resistant clients, disclosure, etc.), and professional development activities (i.e., provide education to the community through webinars, write blogs, help develop research projects). Each fellow will create a professional development plan that will also include skill and knowledge development in a particular area of practice (e.g., CBT) that will be pursued beyond the core fellowship training and experience that they receive in the first year.

KIP is committed to increasing access and providing culturally competent services to clients of diverse backgrounds. KIP is also dedicated to increasing diversity within the psychotherapy profession by supporting the professional development of emerging therapists from underrepresented groups. Candidates from such groups, such as people of color and LGBT people, who meet the minimum application requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

CONSULTATION, TRAINING, AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

KIP staff are available to provide consultation and training to your organization on a variety of topics, such as mindfulness strategies and techniques for your staff.

Please contact us for more information.