Post-Graduate Behavioral Health Fellowship Program

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Thank you for your interest in our exciting Post-Graduate Behavioral Health Fellowship Program!

The Post-Graduate Behavioral Health Fellowship at Unity Health Care offers a unique opportunity to extend your clinical Social Work experience with hands-on training supporting the behavioral health needs of adults, children, adolescents, families, and more through the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the Nation’s Capital.  

Our program is grounded in foundational principles of Social Work while providing clinical support via an Integrated Behavioral Health model to diverse, underserved populations in a community health-based setting. We aim to increase access and improve health equity by providing high-quality, culturally competent behavioral health services to our surrounding communities. 

The two-year (24-month) program provides Licensed Graduate Social Workers with free clinical and general supervision to meet the requirements for independent clinical licensure in the District of Columbia. (Depending on local regulations, these requirements may also be reciprocal when applying for licensing in other states.)

Fellows will receive guidance and mentorship around career identity, direct practice in a clinical community-based healthcare setting, and didactics focused on clinical social work and mental health. Additionally, fellows will join the Behavioral Health team in operating on a hybrid model of remote and on-site care and will have access to unique specialty training opportunities, including substance use disorder treatment and care in correctional facilities, during their second year.

Fellows will have a dedicated clinical and training location within the Unity Health Care system and receive a competitive full-time employee salary and benefits as they work alongside more than 920 compassionate, multicultural, multilingual professionals from both primary care and specialty service fields.

Following completion of this fellowship, there is a 2-year work commitment with Unity Health Care.

This fellowship is generously supported by a grant from the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation.


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About Unity Health Care

Unity Health Care is committed to reaching people wherever they are to provide compassionate, comprehensive, high-quality health care that is accessible to all and advances health equity in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1985 as the Health Care for the Homeless Project, Unity provided primary health care services to homeless individuals and families that resided in local emergency shelters or on the streets of the District of Columbia.

Unity Health Care is now comprised of 9 community health centers, 11 medical sites in local homeless shelters, 2 school-based health centers, medical walking outreach, and the D.C. Department of Corrections medical program. Within their clinics, Unity Health Care offers primary care and specialty services including oral health, behavioral health, OB/GYN, infectious disease care, and podiatry.

BH Fellowship Program Facts

Sep 28, 2023, 10:51 AM
Program size : Four inaugural behavioral health fellows. Each year the program will accept two fellows.

For all inquiries, please contact us at

Tene’ Washington, LICSW- Program Director| Associate Director of Social Services
Email: Ph.: 202-715-7968 

  • You will be a part of a two-year Behavioral Health fellowship cohort, which is generously supported by a grant from the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation.

  • Designed to offer Licensed Graduate Social Workers (LGSWs) clinical experience providing integrated behavioral health services to the communities we serve.  

  • Receive clinical didactics, professional development (mentorship), full-time employment and direct experience with our patient population.  

  • Receive formal supervision necessary to obtain independent licensure at the fellowship’s completion! 

  • Eligible for loan repayment at the end of the fellowship program 

  • Commit to providing behavioral health services and positively impacting greater Washington, D.C. area communities for two years post fellowship! 

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