Integrative Wellbeing Services (IWS) at Williams College offers
post-graduate students in counseling, social work, and psychology
the opportunity for advanced clinical training with a fully
compensated two academic-year (ten months/year) fellowship in
college mental health. The fellowship is intended to promote
workforce diversity by encouraging candidates from underrepresented
groups and/or those with a demonstrated interest in diversity,
social justice, and multiculturalism to pursue careers in college
Through direct clinical psychotherapy experience, individual and
group supervision, and didactic and experiential seminars, fellows
gain experience learning to identify, formulate, and treat the
emotional difficulties and disruptions to thriving unique to a
college population. In addition to providing college-aged students
with confidential mental health services, IWS embraces a holistic
model of student well-being (heart, mind, body and spirit) and
collaborates with Health Services, the Chaplain’s Office, the Davis
Center multicultural programming, Dean’s Office academic leadership
and others to support the whole student.
Through groups, psychoeducational workshops and special events,
fellows work with staff to explore creative and systemic
opportunities for student support and practice integrating emerging
evidence-based intervention methods (e.g. mindfulness practices).
Together, the IWS team works to recognize, understand, and
collaboratively meet the dynamic needs of Williams’ diverse student
- Provide evaluation, treatment planning, individual
psychotherapy, and crisis intervention for college students seeking
services at IWS.
- Provide group psychotherapy (typically with a staff therapist);
in the past, groups have included process-oriented groups (e.g.
supporting students with depression or anxiety), skills development
groups (e.g. mindfulness / meditation), and multicultural outreach
- Receive two hours per week of individual supervision, and
regularly scheduled peer supervision and multicultural training, in
addition to a weekly all-staff meeting.
- Attend and participate in weekly training seminars, as well as
staff-trainee seminars and in-services. Topics may include, but not
be limited to: principles of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral,
and dialectical behavior therapies; working in the group modality;
holistic engagement and therapist use of self; and, working with
culturally diverse populations.
- Develop and/or participate in various IWS or collaborative
outreach activities, examples of which include organizing
educational events, consulting student groups, co-sponsoring events
with other departments, and staffing informal drop-in hours for
- Teach in the didactic seminar series, and during the second
year of the fellowship, provide mentorship to pre-graduate interns,
- Attend various administrative meetings to gain experience in
college mental health administration during their second year.
Candidates must have completed all degree requirements and a
clinical internship prior to the beginning of their appointment.
Preferred candidates will have a strong demonstrated interest and
commitment to cultivating diversity and mental health practice
within a college setting.
Application review will begin on Sep 1, 2021. This Fellowship
program typically runs from late August to June, pays $42,000 per
year and comes with a range of excellent benefits. Please visit
https://staff-careers.williams.edu/ to apply.
Conditions of Employment
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of
background information submitted by the applicant, including the
completion of a criminal record check, and education when
Equal Employment Opportunity
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination,
Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive
community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and
thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons
with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If
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