Fellowships

Post-Master’s Fellowship

  • Job Title: Post-Master’s Fellowship

Lorenz Clinic offers a post-degree, pre-licensure training experience suited to MFT and Counseling graduates working toward licensure.  This fellowship is a two-year, structured training placement.  Post-master’s fellows receive training in the provision of outpatient psychotherapy.  The site offers strong training in clinical documentation and features individual supervision, small group supervision, grand rounds, didactic trainings, monthly case consultation, and a rich invited speaker series. Licensure/clinical supervision for post-master’s fellows is with a BBHT and BMFT approved supervisor; Administrative supervision is with a staff psychologist.

Fellows function as Mental Health Practitioners embedded within the larger training program and enjoy close, multi-disciplinary collaboration with other professionals and trainees.  Fellows can expect to gain the majority of their post-degree licensure supervision during the experience, but they are strongly encouraged to find at least some licensure supervision outside the clinic in the interests of cross-pollination.

To Apply

Job Title: Mental Health Practitioner
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience
Direct Supervisor(s): Administrative Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor
Licensure: N/A
Classification: Part-time, non-exempt (full-time hours possible but not assured)
Hourly Stipend: $16.83

The Position
The Lorenz Clinic of Family Psychology is looking to hire a Post-Master’s Fellow (Mental Health Practitioner). This position is open to pre-licensed clinicians looking to work on their declared licensure track within a structured and vibrant clinical training program. Candidates with interest in working with young children and their families are especially encouraged to apply.

The fellowship is a unique position that involves a post-master’s, pre-licensure clinical fellow functioning in an applied clinical role as a Mental Health Practitioner within the clinic’s training program. The position is designed to be a two-year, temporary training placement for trainees with master’s degrees in psychology, clinical counseling, or family therapy who are accumulating post-degree supervised work for licensure. This position will include carrying a caseload of psychotherapy clients in addition to attending training events within the clinic’s training program. This position required flexibility in hours to meet patients and supervisees when they are available. This placement will likely be housed at the organization’s Rosemount facility.

Training Program
A major highlight about The Lorenz Clinic is that it is a training site. Our existing training program includes master’s-level family therapy practicum placements, post-master’s fellowships, and a post-doctoral psychology fellowship supervised by licensed psychologists and family therapists. Because the training program is an outgrowth of our fierce dedication to serving the underserved, we offer significantly reduced fee services to those in financial need. The clinic has existing relationships with area graduate programs in psychology and family therapy, but we are not beholden to any specific graduate schools. Training rotations are typically 12 months. Our clinic offers postdoctoral psychology fellows two tracks: adult and child/family. The clinic has a rich schedule of invited speakers; recent speakers have included Drs. Irvin Yalom, Bruce Perry, Pauline Boss, Mary Catherine Bateson, and Sue Johnson. More information about the larger training program can be found here or by contacting the Training Director, Dr. BJ Suarez.

Job Duties
Job duties include but are not limited to:
• Ability to provide clinical services to a wide variety of populations (i.e., ages, populations, diagnoses, etc.) under clinical supervision
• Ability to provide clinical services to children primarily
• The provision of clinical services including conducting diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and discharge planning for patients of the clinic
• Attending and participating in individual supervision, monthly case consultation, Grand Rounds, business meetings, and other meetings as required by Clinic
• Providing intermittent didactics within clinic’s training program
• Compliance with clinic documentation standards
• Ability to conduct supervised practice with children of all ages and their families
• Compliance with licensing board rules, APA and AAMFT Codes of Ethics, and DHS regulations
• Maintain professionalism in all interactions with staff, patients, and business associates of clinic
• Keeping abreast of billing issues and discussing same with patients when necessary
• Assisting in intermittent peer-reviews of patient files
• Carrying psychotherapy caseload as defined by clinic
• Ability and availability to meet clients during times that work for them (typically at least 2 later evenings per week)
• Ability to work hours as scheduled by the clinic
• Ability to work a 5-day workweek
• Adherence to directives by applicable direct clinical and administrative supervisors
• Compliance with clinic and training program policies and procedures
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements
• A master’s or doctoral degree in psychology, clinical counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, or similar field from a regionally-accredited academic program.
• A declared licensure track in Minnesota with active pursuit of licensure attainment (full licensure not required)
• Compliance with respective board rule related to pursuit of licensure
• Reasonable progress towards licensure attainment within two years
• Ability and willingness to service patients primarily on an outpatient basis (with some services done in-home or in the community as cases demand)
• Flexibility to meet when patients are available to meet (usually requires some evenings)
• Evidence of a high level of professionalism within the field
• Strong clinical acumen and judgment
• The ability to effectively provide services to young children and families
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team
• Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
• Ability and willingness to provide services to children, adolescents, and families
• Ability to respect diversity and integrate issues of culture into case conceptualizations
• Ability to engage with patients who may be ambivalent about treatment
• Ability to adapt interventions to patients’ strengths, skills, and developmental levels
• Commitment to empowering patients to solve their own problems when necessary
• Ability to intervene decisively, when necessary, to protect patient safety
• Ability to set appropriate boundaries and limits for best practice
• Ability to comply with clinic documentation standards

The Clinic
The Lorenz Clinic is a group private practice focused on the mental health needs of children, families, and adults. While the majority of our services are provided under the umbrella of managed care, we have community partnerships that allow us to service those without insurance. Located on the edge of the Minneapolis Metropolitan area, our four locations (Victoria, Chaska, Prior Lake, and Rosemount) are located approximately 30 miles south/southwest of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and provide needed psychological services to both suburban and rural communities. In addition to its clinical mission, the clinic has a vibrant training program.

Benefits
Post-Master’s Fellows enjoy being part of a group learning dynamic. The program features a training cohort with many enriching learning activities. Fellows receive a good amount of licensure supervision and numerous opportunities for continuing education. The stipend for this part-time, non-exempt, hourly position is competitive and dependent on program fit, qualifications, experience, and credentials.

To Apply
To apply for this position, email your CV and a cover letter to Dr. BJ Suarez, Training Director, employment@lorenzclinic.com. In addition to your strengths, cover letters should broadly outline your professional goals, commitment to the common good, and a brief narrative of your experience providing psychotherapy. Applicants who are invited to interview may be asked to provide writing samples and a letter of recommendation from a past clinical supervisor.

Current Post-Master’s Fellows & Alumni

  • Eugene Hall, MA – University of St. Thomas (2017-2019)
  • Christine Jones, MA – University of St. Thomas (2017-2019)
  • Katelyn Schwartz, MA – University of St. Thomas (2017-2019)
  • Gillian Koch, M.Ed. – William & Mary (2017-2019)
  • Melanie Reuss, MS – Minnesota State University Mankato (2017-2018)
  • Claire Pieper, MSW – St. Louis University (2017-2019)
  • Abby Wulfing, MA – University of St. Thomas (2016-18)
  • Andrew Dahlen, MA – University of St. Thomas (2016-18)
  • Carly Jarvinen, MA – University of St. Thomas (2015-17)
  • Georgia Nesbitt, MA, MS – University of St. Thomas (2015-17)
  • Andrew Clemens, MA – University of St. Thomas (2015-17)
  • Kamila Stafin, MS – University of Wisconsin – Stout (2014-15)
  • Amy Gloudeman, MS – Marquette University (2013-15)
  • Laura Hughitt, MS – Marquette University (2013-15)
  • Jenny Hoglund, MS – St. Cloud State University (2012-14)