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Social Work Fellowship Positions


Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for two, one year full-time Social Work Post-Masters Fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. These positions are for candidates who have completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work and who need supervised clinical experience to obtain licensure. The positions provide direct clinical services including walk-in services, intake, individual and group psychotherapy, and crisis intervention to students attending the University of Colorado Boulder.

CAPS is offering two Fellowship tracks for the 2018-2019 academic year:

Generalist: The Generalist track offers an opportunity to provide a range of individual and group psychotherapy services at CAPS. The Fellow in this track will carry a generalist caseload, working with clients with a variety of presenting concerns. An opportunity to gain experience providing behavioral health interventions to clients in the Wardenburg Health Services Medical Clinical may be available.

Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD): The AOD track offers a challenging opportunity for professional growth by providing the Fellow with the experience and supervision to perform effectively in a clinical area that is often difficult to talk about and frequently is met with resistance. Opportunities include working with students who are mandated for treatment, implementing brief motivational interventions, conducting differential assessments for co-morbid conditions, and gaining understanding and competence with the principles and practices of Motivational Interviewing (MI). The Fellow participating in the AOD track will spend approximately 50% of their clinical time providing AOD focused services and approximately 50% of their time will be devoted to a generalist caseload.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the track that best fits their interest and skills. Applicants may apply for more than one track if they desire.


Training for Social Work Fellows includes regular seminars on specific mental health topics, weekly multidisciplinary case consultation, one hour of weekly supervision with an LCSW and secondary supervision as needed related to focus area. Additionally, Social Work Fellows attend a weekly group training program featuring the following components: 1) a weekly interactive, didactic seminar and 2) a weekly experiential training group, in which trainees focus on the here-and-now experience and learn through participation. All Fellows also attend CAPS staff meetings and trainings.

Ideal Candidate for CAPS

The ideal candidate is a recent MSW graduate who has an educational background in evidenced based psychotherapy practices and whose goal is to acquire necessary clinical/supervision hours for licensure. The candidate should also have relevant and significant clinical experience, providing direct psychotherapy services, including crisis assessment and disposition. CAPS provides psychotherapy services in a brief therapy model, thus the ideal candidate must also have interest in utilizing short term interventions. CAPS is a multidisciplinary setting, thus Fellows must have interest in working on a multidisciplinary team, be familiar with electronic medical records, and be comfortable with managing a busy and demanding clinical schedule.

Start Date, Stipend, and Benefits

The positions will begin no later than August 27, 2018 (preferably beginning 8/6/18) and will end one year after start date. Positions are a 40-hour, one-year commitment; with potential for a second year depending on fit and performance. Annual salary is $31,000. Benefits include vacation time, sick leave, paid university holidays and health insurance.

To Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials:


  1. A cover letter expressing your experience and interest in clinical social work in a college setting. In your cover letter, please identify the track (Generalist/AOD) you are applying to.
  2. A current resume.
  3. A list of names and contact information for three professional references.
  4. An unofficial transcript (an official transcript will be required at the time of offer).
  5. Please note: Letters of recommendation will be required of all candidates who are selected for interviews.


Please send all application materials to:


Lisa Boyle, MSW, LCSW
Counseling and Psychiatric Services

University of Colorado at Boulder
104 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0119

Fax: 303-492-2234

Questions may be directed to or 303-492-6287.

Application deadline is December 8, 2017