Post-Graduate Behavioral Health Fellowship Program
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.