Trauma Fellowship

one year/ full-time/ salaried position

Who is this program for?

This program is for provisionally or fully licensed therapists who share our commitment to trauma-informed care. We are looking for those who wish to deepen into their practice by seeing a full caseload of clients at our offices while receiving supervision and training from our staff. It is often a good fit for recent graduates. The fellowship is a one-year commitment and the start date is flexible.

Fellowship Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate a commitment to working with clients with a history of trauma
  • Provide individual psychotherapy (minimum of 900 clinical hours for the year), including 4 prime time hours per week (after 5:00pm or on Saturday).
  • Attend and participate actively in weekly individual clinical consultation
  • Commit to participating in the community at CCIH by attending weekly staff and clinical meetings, other scheduled office meetings and events, and participating in CCIH’s professional development activities
  • Demonstrate commitment to marketing themselves and CCIH in the clinical community including, but not limited to, providing contacts for CCIH’s Constant Contact list, promoting CCIH and helping generate referrals. CCIH will support this marketing
  • Demonstrate a willingness to develop an ongoing awareness of the therapist’s internal experience and how it affects the therapeutic relationship
  • Participate in CCIH’s ongoing process of providing care with an anti-oppression lens
  • Be responsible for self-care and the support of other community members
  • Hold their own professional liability insurance and current license
  • Maintain clinical records in compliance with current ethical standards

Fellowship Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the essential principles of all trauma-informed practice
  • Explore current theories related to trauma and attachment
  • Ground in the essential concept of working within a Window of Tolerance
  • Explore Polyvagal Theory and central nervous system regulation
  • Define and practice what it means to work in the present moment
  • Integrate a body-centered lens and skills
  • Deepen into assessment, diagnosis and treatment of dissociation and dissociated parts
  • Collaborate on developing integrated treatment approaches tailored to the unique needs of each of our clients
  • Explore interventions for the impact of attachment wounding and complex trauma
  • Engage in understanding one’s own biases and develop skills for working with clients from an anti-oppressive lens

CCIH Fellows will receive:

  1. One hour per week of individual supervision with CCIH staff
  2. Weekly meeting with CCIH community, including monthly study group and a group clinical consultation with experienced staff
  3. Attendance at any CCIH sponsored training event at no cost, space allowing
  4. Access to the CCIH Library of training videos
  5. Opportunity to participate in Integrated Practices Group program
  6. Office space, electronic record, billing and administrative support

Requirements:

  1. At minimum a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling Couples/Family Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy or Master’s degree in a related field and minimum of a provisional license
  2. Minimum of 2 years of experience providing individual psychotherapy to adults
  3. A deep commitment to ongoing training and supervision in trauma-informed practice
  4. A commitment to exploring the therapist’s own internal experience in the treatment process

Compensation:

$42,000 salary for 1-year; compensation is paid on a monthly basis.

Option for health insurance, vision, and dental with employer contribution.

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