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Postgraduate Fellowship

Erika Malm Collective is pleased to offer a two-year, half-time, post-graduate (MSW, MHC, MFT) fellowship in individual and family therapy. This 20-25 hours per week fellowship is a unique training opportunity for Master’s level clinicians, both in clinical practice and the business of developing, running, and maintaining a private practice.

Erika Malm, LCSW, is the founder and director of Erika Malm Collective, a private practice in the Flatiron District of Manhattan dedicated to providing high quality treatment to adults and adolescents. For more information about Erika and her experience, click here.

Clinical Training

The clinical training is based in a foundation of Attachment Theory—with the premise that people thrive emotionally and physically when in healthy, connected relationships. Additionally, training will include the burgeoning fields of research in both neuroplasticity and spirituality.

NEUROPLASTICITY

Fellows will engage in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions to help patients retrain their brains to shift focus and thought-patterns.

SPIRITUALITY

Fellows will learn clinical approaches to help patients connect with their inner sense of spirituality (as defined by researchers Lisa Miller, Bruce Grayson, George Vaillant, and Dan Siegal), the most robust protective factor against depression known to medical and social sciences.

This mix of attachment, neuroscience and spirituality inform a compassionate approach to treating patients with some of the following presentations:

  1. Stress / Anxiety
  2. Unipolar and Bipolar Depression
  3. Eating Disorders
  4. History of Trauma or PTSD
  5. Personality Disorders / Maladaptive Coping Styles
  6. Relationship Issues / Interpersonal Challenges (Personal / Professional)
  7. Grief / Bereavement
  8. Financial Issues
  9. Career Challenges

Fellows will receive supervision from clinicians trained in the following treatment interventions: Psychodynamic psychotherapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Sensorimotor Psychotherapy; Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for the treatment of trauma; spiritual practices (including meditation, medical QiGong, hypnosis & mindfulness practices); and psychedelic integration.

Additionally, fellows will receive supervision in how and when to reach out for consultation from other practitioners (primary medical doctors, nutritionists, acupuncturists, energy workers, psychiatrists), and how to make use of a team-based approach to treatment.

Business Training

Holding the needs of our patients and the ethics of clinical practice at the forefront, fellows will learn how to set boundaries, create policies, and maximize earnings. Additional training will include fee setting, networking, marketing, writing, and resources for obtaining supervision/consultation. At the end of this two-year training, graduating fellows will be equipped to create a thriving private practice.

Commitment

A minimum of 20 patient sessions per week is required. Fellows will also be required to facilitate an outpatient group series throughout their commitment. Applicants must be available to work, one evening until 9PM, and one morning starting at 8AM, as well as on Saturday.

Fellows will receive individual and group supervision. Fellowship hours count towards licensure. A 2-year commitment is required.

Minimum Experience

  • Completion of Master’s degree with a permit for licensure, (LMSW, MHC-LP, MFT)
  • Experience with assessment, diagnostic formulation, collaboration and consultation
  • Personal experience as a patient in psychotherapy or psychoanalysis

Ideal Additional Experience

  • Inpatient, PHP or IOP care (either as part of training or employment)
  • Working as a member of an interdisciplinary team (with psychiatrists, nurses,  nutritionists, primary medical doctors)
  • Crisis intervention or disaster mental health, or working with individuals who have  been traumatized
  • Couples and family work in an outpatient setting
  • One year of post-graduate work in a clinical setting providing individual psychotherapy

Required Skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to navigate collegiate and patient relationships
  • Capacity for self-reflection and a curiosity about areas of growth and challenge
  • Strong writing skills

Compensation

  • 3 hours of supervision/week (1 individual, two groups)
  • Upon successful completion of the fellowship, graduates will be equipped to create a thriving  private practice
  • Upon successful completion of the fellowship, graduates can choose to take caseload into  their private practice (at discretion of patients)
  • Upon successful completion of the fellowship, growth opportunities to work within the practice
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • PTO available

TO APPLY:

Please email cover letter, CV, and two references to Ashley Cooper: ashleyc@erikamalm.com with “Fellowship Application” in the subject line.