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Post Graduate Clinical Social Work Fellowship

The mission of the Fellowship program is to teach our trainees to embrace the role of clinical social work in a multidisciplinary team as they provide exceptional evidence-based, client-centered treatment, and to help raise the next generation of advocates for clients in the pursuit of social justice. Our mission and goals are grounded in the university’s core values, the mission of the Texas A&M School of Medicine, the social work profession’s values, and National Association of Social Worker (NASW)’s Code of Ethics.

Texas A&M’s School of Medicine clinics serve a wide range of individuals and families from the local community. As a main provider of services in a rural area, we are particularly well positioned to care for underserved rural and low-income populations from a 1–2-hour radius through in-person and telehealth services. Additionally, with the strong military tradition of Texas A&M, as well as the large number of military personnel stationed in Texas, we serve a significant number of service members who require mental health treatment and support. As a designated Health Professional Shortage Area by the federal Health Resources & Services Administration, we strive to recruit, train, and retain clinicians for our area to meet the long-term needs of our community.

We began the Fellowship program with a goal of meeting the School of Medicine’s areas of excellence: serving rural populations, military populations, and innovation. With our clinic’s position in rural Texas, and a history of innovation through telehealth services in our department, we wanted to incorporate clinical social work into those efforts as well. With the department’s particular mission of research, clinical care, and education, we believe all three aspects of that mission align with training clinical social workers for local service, clinical research, and continuing to develop and disseminate new clinical knowledge.

Fellowship Term: The Texas A&M University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Postgraduate Clinical Social Work Fellowship offers a unique two-year training program with a rolling admissions process. This approach provides flexibility and convenience to applicants, while the comprehensive curriculum and mentorship opportunities ensure fellows receive exceptional training and support.

Time Commitment: Approximately 40 hours/week

Expectations of Fellows:

  •  Develop a personal program of self-directed study and professional growth with guidance from the teaching staff
  • Teach and supervise other Fellows, interns, and students as assigned or required
  • Adhere to the established practices, procedures, and policies of the institution as well as published ethical and service standards of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  •  Participate in outpatient interdisciplinary teams and in the social work programs offered through the Texas A&M University and community partners
  • Obtain Texas state licensure as an LMSW and adhere to state licensing laws and regulations
  •  Conduct psychiatric evaluations and provide evidence-based psychosocial treatments for adult and child/adolescent outpatients
  • Participate in additional training seminars and individualized educational experiences and research

Prospective applicants are welcome to submit an online application at their convenience throughout the year by visiting: Great Careers Start Here! (  

Alternatively, individuals interested in the program can also apply by emailing their resume/curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of a Master of Social Work degree at a CSWE-accredited institution
  • An in-person interview during the application process
  • US Citizenship required
  • Eligible to hold an LMSW license in the state of Texas
  • Update the statement above to this:  $50,000 per year

  • Texas A&M Employee Benefits