As a pre-requisite for the Fellowship, all selected Fellows will be assigned the required pre-degree field practicum placement in a behavioral health practice with at-risk children, adolescents, or transitional youth.
Students who are accepted to the SIUC School of Social Work Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship must meet the criteria to for acceptance into the MSW program. Students accepted into the MSW program who are interested in working with children, adolescents, and transitional youth will be screened before admission. Students must sign a commitment to attend the training sessions. Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and higher will be preferred for admission; special considerations will be made if they have previous baccalaureate work experience.
Student support includes the financial support of $10,000/year as well as academic guidance, supervision and social support. The Trauma Based Clinical Treatment training modules are designed to accelerate the student’s learning of the clinical aspects of trauma based interventions; including the basic building blocks for deeper understanding and ability to use in clinical practice. Built on a graduated framework for learning, these courses are taught by a multi-professional team comprised of a medical doctor, clinical psychologist, medical social worker, licensed clinical social workers and addictions specialists. This integrated team has over 100 years of clinical experience combined and will instruct the Fellows collaboratively.