Postgraduate Fellowship Program
The art of psychotherapy takes nurturing and care, much more than just a degree. For 20 years, Womencare Counseling & Training Center has been fostering the development of emerging trauma therapists through the Natalie Haimowitz Postgraduate Training Program.
The program is intended for clinicians with 1-5 years of post-masters psychotherapy experience, but is open to any mental health professionals desiring to augment their knowledge base and deepen their skill set in these areas. This unique, experientially focused, intensive two-year program features individualized mentoring and small-group supervision.
The experiential component of the program entails postgraduate fellows maintaining a caseload of 6-8 clients while participating in weekly supervision and mentoring around these cases as well as a larger picture of professional and clinical development.
The didactic components are comprised of a range of structured educational experiences, including a series of foundations trainings, the Summer Institute on the Relational Treatment of Trauma.
Our staff of experienced clinicians is committed to nurturing the development of our fellows by fostering self-reflection and providing multiple opportunities to deepen clinical knowledge and skills.
Graduates of our program have gone on to use their skills as therapists and supervisors in agency settings, private practice clinicians, program managers, and consultants.
Annual Tuition: $1500
Partial scholarships are available based on need.
Applications accepted beginning January 1, and are due in our office by March 15. We will respond to all applicants by May 30, though we will only be able to offer interviews to a limited number of candidates.
For further information, please contact Amy Derringer Chandler, LCSW, program coordinator, at 847-475-7003, extension 30.
Download Application (PDF)
Thursday, January 25, 2018; 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Womencare Staff
Join us for an opportunity to learn about the program and application process, ask questions, meet the Womencare therapists and speak to graduates from our training program.
Held at Womencare Counseling Center, Evanston
Pre-registration not required; free of charge
"The Postgraduate Training Program at Womencare was truly the most valuable time and energy I have invested in my career. I gained more than experience doing therapy; I gained a deeper understanding of the impact of the therapeutic relationship on both the client and the counselor. My mentors were engaged in my training and were dynamic and caring throughout the program. I went to graduate school and learned about therapy; I went to Womencare and became a therapist."
- Mary Clarke, PhD