Post-Master’s Fellowship

The Post-Master's Fellowship Program is an all-inclusive full-time therapist position that provides the supervision and CEUs necessary for licensure.

  • Job Title: Post-Master’s Fellowship
  • Direct Supervisor: Treatment Supervisor

Job Title: Post-Master’s Fellow
Licensure: N/A
Classification: Full-time, exempt
Annual Stipend: $51,000-$65,000 (includes supervision and training)
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Graduating your master’s program is an exciting time filled with mixed hope and uncertainty.  The idealism and zeal for learning is met with the complexity of the clinical landscape and licensing requirements.  You’re ‘thrown from the nest’ of your graduate program, and while you’re prepared for what’s next, you’re often left to cobble together work experiences and supervision that count for licensure.  The worst case scenario is finding yourself in a role where it’s all about work– where the first thing that goes out the window is your learning.  This is why our fellowship exists.  

What if you could find a job that included most of your supervision?  A role in an interprofessional clinic where you could learn from other professions, not just your own?  A role that isn’t just a job but part of a training program where you could be part of a learning cohort with other folks at your same licensure stage?  What if that role was salaried, with a steady, predictable paycheck, not variable gig work?  A position where you didn’t have to worry about having enough of the right type of clients and had the autonomy to choose your caseload.  What if there was a position that was about your learning, not just churning out billable hours?

Lorenz Clinic pioneered post-master’s fellowships in Minnesota, and it’s a model that’s now been replicated the field over.  The advent of a training placement– not just work experience– where professional counselors, marriage & family therapists, and clinical social workers would be freed up to do what they went to school for has been truly innovative.  At the time of its inception, our fellowship was relatively novel in the region, and we consider it to be our clinic’s main contribution to the field.  

Here, our alumni found fellowship.  They learned what the words “colleague” and “professionalism” mean.  They’ve discovered their professional callings and have deepened their sense of community.  They encountered supervisors who supported and challenged them, reflecting back to them who they were as budding clinicians, calibrating their sense of professional self and introducing them to the field.  

As Bowlby said about formative relationships, “these bonds persist.”  Our graduates have carried with them a truly distinctive network whose members now include some of the most well-respected leaders on the regional mental healthcare scene.  They’ve made good on academia’s pact with society– that university should be a means to change the world, not an exercise in personal enrichment.  Our graduates have founded their own clinics, greatly expanded client access, become policy leaders, or led professional associations.  And they trace their roots to this very program you are considering at Lorenz.  

Our Post-Master’s Fellowship is a position designed to help amplify your learning and get licensed.  The fellowship follows a cohort model so that you can leverage a group of interprofessional peers to further your learning.  The program’s myriad benefits aren’t easily reduced to a bulleted list, soundbite, or tweet, so we encourage you to learn more about the program by visiting our website

This is a full-time, salaried, W2, in-person role because that’s what drives the best training outcomes and best prepares graduates for their careers. 

The Clinic 

Lorenz Clinic endeavors to move beyond merely treating symptoms to treating the second-order problems that hold symptoms in place.  Few mental health clinics offer trainees the opportunity to work in an applied, outpatient clinic setting alongside colleagues from other disciplines.  Practicing at Lorenz Clinic is marked by a high degree of professionalism, our superordinate core value.  A sense of social obligation pervades our work, which drives our focus on delivering quality services.  The clinic engages in Reflective Practice, which ensures our workplace is conducive to the work itself. 

Interprofessional training is the keystone of our system.  At any given time, about 20% of the clinicians at Lorenz are involved in training in one way or another.  The training program is one of the most selective in Minnesota, with placements ranging from master’s practicum to specialty postdoctoral psychology fellowship and everything in between.  Simply put, training allows us to work on the field, not just in it.  This enlivens the practice at all levels and adds dimension and meaning to our work.

Lorenz Clinic has adopted an evidence-based clinician wellness roadmap aimed at ensuring autonomy, choice, a reasonable workload, social connectivity, fairness, and actualization of our core values (and yes, our core values are clinically relevant).  

What You’ll Learn

Lorenz Clinic’s interprofessional training program was founded on the values and competencies of professional psychology as well as a systemic epistemology.  The clinic seeks to develop effective interventionists judged by their ability to create change.  Graduates leave with a deep professional network and the ability to work both independently and on interdisciplinary treatment teams.  The fellowship provides invaluable client hours needed for licensure while ensuring the pre-licensure period is focused on professional development, not just working.  

Fellowship activities are intentionally targeted to provide training in the following foundational areas: 

  • Professionalism
  • Ethical, Legal, & Policy Issues 
  • Individual & Cultural Diversity 
  • Relationships
  • Scientific Knowledge 
  • Reflective Practice 
  • Interdisciplinary Systems & Interprofessional Collaboration 

Additionally, the fellowship helps clinicians develop their skills in the following functional areas: 

  • Selecting Effective Treatments
  • Assessment, including problem & treatment formulation 
  • Psychotherapeutic Intervention 
  • Consultation 
  • Leveraging Supervision 
  • Teaching Others 
  • Self-Management & Effectively Working in Organizations
  • Advocacy

The Lorenz system is particularly well suited to relationally- and systemically-minded clinicians who want to learn more about leveraging the interpersonal process to bring about change.  Lorenz Clinic sees the spectrum of mental health issues across all walks of life.  The training experience is constructed such that fellows work with a diversity of issues and clients to maximize learning.  The practice enjoys deep, special relationships with referring clinics that have grown to trust the clinic to deliver a high level of interprofessional collaboration and specialized consultation.  

Note: training outcomes are aspirational and not guaranteed, as they are a function of myriad factors including trainees’ prior preparation, learning goals, personality traits, commitment to learning, openness, flexibility, and so on. 

Training Tracks 

Fellows are welcome to apply to one of three clinical program tracks: 

  • Outpatient psychotherapy
  • In-home psychotherapy, or 
  • Intensive outpatient group psychotherapy 

At times, fellows may adopt a blended caseload across programs to extend development, depending on their stated learning goals and supervisor competence.  Individual cases are assigned based on a multitude of factors including trainees’ preparation, individualized learning goals, supervisor competencies, client goodness of fit, and community need.  The clinic enjoys a strong referral base and waitlist, which allows for some choice in client ages and presenting concerns.  While there is freedom to choose case types based on individualized learning goals, the program strongly believes specialization is best suited to later developmental stages and that the most well-rounded graduates are those who gained early experience with a diversity of clients.  

The Role

Post-Master’s fellows function in an applied, clinical role providing psychotherapeutic services to a variety of clients.  The Post-Master’s Fellowship is designed for pre-licensed Mental Health Practitioners who are qualified as Clinical Trainees to provide psychotherapy and related Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) services on an outpatient or in-home basis, depending on assigned clinical program track.  Post-Master’s Fellows operate under the direct supervision of their Treatment Supervisor, with adjective supervision provided by Clinical Supervisors and program management.  Fellows are considered trainees in clinic policy.  

Job duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Provide psychological services including diagnostic assessment, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and discharge planning 
  • Carry and maintain a psychotherapy caseload as defined by clinic, either in-clinic or in-home depending on assigned clinical program
  • Provide individual, couples, group, or family psychotherapy as assigned by supervisor based on prior preparation, established learning goals, and program need
  • Provide Crisis assistance as needed during normal business hours
  • Attend and actively participate in individual and/or group supervision, case consultation, Grand Rounds, business meetings, and other meetings as required 
  • Conduct at least two formal, scholarly presentations during the two-year fellowship, one to colleagues and one to the public 
  • Comply with the clinic’s adopted Clinical Policies and Procedures, including clinical documentation standards and deadlines 
  • Utilize the Clinic’s electronic health record to maintain client charts
  • Adherence to the training program’s Training Program Handbook and related Trainee Responsibilities 
  • Maintain appropriate client confidentiality and HIPAA compliance 
  • Strictly comply with licensing board rules and APA Codes of Ethics, in addition to the ethical code of the fellow’s own, respective profession or licensing track 
  • Maintain professionalism in all interactions with staff, patients, and business associates of the Clinic
  • Submit accurate and prompt billing with appropriate procedure codes 
  • Keep abreast of billing issues and, at the direction of the billing office, discuss with patients when necessary
  • Assist in intermittent peer-reviews of patient files
  • Adhere to additional directives by applicable direct and indirect supervisors 
  • Demonstrate satisfactory progress meeting licensure milestones as well as the clinic’s adopted Competency Benchmarks applied to the Supervised Practice level of professional development
  • Other duties as assigned


The most successful candidates will have evidenced a track record of sequential, scaffolded learning experiences aimed at a career as a psychotherapist.  Interpersonally secure, open, flexible, curious, candidates will likely experience the best training outcomes.  Candidates with the potential to have a positive impact on the profession itself will be given higher consideration.  

The position requirements include: 

  • A master’s degree in psychology, clinical counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, or similar field from a regionally-accredited academic program (Candidates from doctoral programs should consider the clinic’s Postdoctoral Fellowship or Clinical Extern programs)
  • Successful completion of a clinically-focused, master’s-level practicum or internship that involved diagnosis, treatment planning, and psychotherapy 
  • Must have a stated mental health licensure track in Minnesota and comply with requirements for licensure or board certification as a mental health professional including supervised practice in the delivery of mental health services for the treatment of mental illness (if on social work licensure track, must have LGSW before start date) 
  • Ability and willingness to work full time, providing services to patients on an outpatient basis
  • Flexibility to meet when patients are available to meet; ability to meet clients in-person
  • Evidence of a track record of behaviors consonant with the clinic Core Values, especially professionalism 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an interprofessional treatment team
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage and navigate communications through email, voice mail, in-person, or through the postal mail in a timely and efficient manner 
  • Ability and willingness to provide services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, or families as assigned and under supervision 
  • 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 to protect patient safety
  • Ability to maintain and carry a full caseload as defined by the Clinic
  • Working knowledge of child protection reporting requirements

Other Requirements

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and lift 50 pounds 
  • Reliable transportation to get to work and in-home appointments
  • Ability to use a computer for long periods of time
  • Ability to be reliable, punctual, and dependable
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Eligible to participate in government programs (is not excluded by the OEG or state)
  • Preference will be given to bilingual candidates, as access is an integral part of the clinic’s mission 

This is a full-time, salaried, W2, in-person role because that’s what drives the best training outcomes and best prepares graduates for their careers. 


Full-time fellows enjoy a robust benefits package that includes paid burnout time, paid parental leave time, employer-sponsored medical, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.  A 401k with employer match is available.  Paid time off, paid holidays, paid service/volunteer time, and a continuing education allowance round out the offering.  Fellows also have the major benefit of earning licensure requirements like most of their client contact and supervision hours as a paid part of their job.  

As a training clinic, many licensed clinicians at Lorenz earn about 100 hours per year of board-approved continuing education just from showing up to work.  The clinic hosts an annual conference, monthly grand rounds, and four hours per month of case consultation with a specialist-led consultant.  

Above all, adding Lorenz Clinic to your resume is a distinctive badge of professionalism and quality recognized the field over.  For the past decade and a half, Lorenz has been known as the psychotherapist’s clinic– one of the few practices many clinicians would entrust with their career or in many cases, with their own family.   

To Apply

Admission to the fellowship is competitive.  Lorenz selects candidates based on their potential to positively impact the cohort learning dynamic, advance the profession, and benefit society at large, among other factors.  To apply for this position, submit your CV and a cover letter to the attention of the Training Committee via the online job portal for the chosen clinic location.  In addition to your suitability for the position, cover letters should broadly outline your training goals, track preference, 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, references, or a letter of recommendation from a past clinical supervisor.

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Diversity Statement 

Lorenz Clinic is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Offers of employment are conditional and contingent upon successful clearance of all background checks.  For an unabridged job description, please contact human resources.  

Post-Master’s Fellowship Alumni

  • Megan Fredrickson, MA – St. Mary’s University (2020-2022)
  • Amy Backus, MA – University of St. Thomas (2020-2021)
  • MaryBeth Ehlert, MSW – University of St. Thomas (2020-2021)
  • Emily Jaeger, MS – St. Cloud State University (2019-2021)
  • Haley Guetter, MS – St. Cloud State University (2019-2021)
  • Ali Kanan, MA, MS – Ball State University (2019-2021)
  • Abbie Poush, MSEd. – University of Wisconsin, Superior (2019-2021)
  • Kim Stewart, MA – University of St. Thomas (2019-2020)
  • 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)