U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

Post - MSW Seminar

This seminar will meet weekly during the fall term and TBD in winter term, and monthly during the spring/summer terms. Various topics will be addressed including:

  • Approaches to clinical issues and brief therapy
  • Professional development such as current topics in Clinical Social Work in University Counseling Centers and job search/career
  • Supervision
  • Attendance at and follow–up discussion of meetings (Social Work, University Hospital Clinics, etc)

Post-MSW Fellowship Specialization and Mentoring

Post-MSW fellows will spend time each week to the pursuit of their area of specialization (examples may include administration, assessment, clinical research, eating issues, trauma, or community outreach.) Each post-MSW fellow will the oppertunity for ongoing consulation with staff with specific skills, interests and experiences in the area of specialization chosen by the Post–MSW. 


Two hours per week of individual supervision are provided throughout the year, with opportunities for adjunct supervision as needed. Post–MSWs have input into whether the supervisor changes or remains the same throughout the year.

Additional Learning Supports

Orientation: The post-MSW fellowship year begins with orientation activities designed to introduce CAPS, our various service delivery areas, and to establish expectations for individual post-MSW specialization. Training to review crisis assessment/intervention and emergency procedures is provided. Time is also set aside to meet staff and interns, to initiate supervisory and mentoring relationships, and for logistics such as setting up computer and email systems and settling into office spaces.

Assessment Seminar: Two hours weekly starting in September-October, with additional training possible at mid-year or during the spring/summer. Post-MSWs will learn CAPS protocols for assessing alcohol and other drug use, eating patterns, and learning problems.

Clinical Team: One hour per week of peer supervision is provided through participation in clinical teams with all professional staff.

Eating Issues Network: 2 hours monthly; case consultation with CAPS and University Health Service staff. (optional)

Staff Meetings: Two hours weekly with full-time interns and permanent staff; includes administrative issues and staff development.

Substance Abuse Education Network: Two hours monthly; outreach planning with staff from across the campus (optional).

The Big Ten Counseling Center Conference: Post-MSW fellows are encouraged to participate in this annual winter conference. Participation is generally funded by CAPS.

Supervision: Post-MSWs will have the opportunity to provide individual clinical supervision as well as supervise intern group co-facilitators, depending on interest, agency need and staff resources during the second year of the fellowship.

Seminar Facilitation: Opportunities are available for post-MSWs to present in a variety of intern seminars, depending on interest, agency need and experience. In the spring/summer term, post-MSWs may have the opportunity to co-facilitate a training seminar.

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