Post-Master of Social Work (MSW) Fellows will receive focused training in multi-disciplinary evidence-based treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with mental health conditions. This is a two-year program, including didactics in core skills and evidence-based models of therapy, supervision/mentorship, and direct patient care.

Our outpatient mental health clinic patient population presents with a wide range of mental health diagnoses, neurodivergent differences, and psychosocial situations. Fellows will gain experience practicing core competencies and skills providing evidence and equity-based therapy that is suitable to the diverse needs of each patient. Fellows will have the opportunity to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team to meet the unique needs of each patient. In the second year, fellows will be encouraged to choose areas of evidence-based focused practice as well as further expanding their clinical practice with diverse patient populations.

Recruitment for Fellows will begin in January 2024. Candidates must have an LMSW license in good standing with the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners by July 1, 2024. Candidates can also apply while completing their advanced year of their MSW program from an accredited School of Social Work. Acceptance will be pending graduation and obtaining a license in the State of Maryland as an LMSW.

Participation in the second year will be contingent upon the successful completion of the first-year learning contract.

Fellows will be employed full-time by Kennedy Krieger and will be required to uphold licensing credentials throughout the duration of the Fellowship.

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