The QT-BIPOC Therapists Rising Fellowship Program at PMHW aims to provide an inclusive and supportive learning environment for pre-licensed counseling, marriage and family therapy, and clinical social work associates, with a commitment of at least 16 months. It consists of two cohorts that account for intersectional identities: one for BIPOC affinity track (four associates) and the other for LGBTQIA2S+ affinity track (four associates). The cohorts are not rigidly defined and serve to provide opportunities for the associates to gain experience with both outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. In addition, they will attend didactic seminars and specialized trainings to enhance their skillsets.
To ensure culturally responsive services, each associate will be paired with a supervisor who identifies as either a member of Communities of Color or LGBTQIA2S+, or who has a demonstrated record of providing culturally specific services to these communities. The program will employ associates and require them to complete a minimum of ~20 clinical encounters per week (or 235 contacts per calendar quarter) with supervision. The grant funding will cover the cost of training and supervision, supplemented by additional funds from PMHW.
The program aligns with the Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative and its Clinical Supervision Program by providing new supervision opportunities to clinicians who have experience in delivering culturally and linguistically responsive care. It also provides training and supervision to associates that is rooted in health equity and culturally-based practices, addressing the diverse needs of BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ individuals.
Start Date: July 10th, 2023
If you are interested, apply soon. We anticipate spots will fill up quickly.