Natalie Haimowitz Postgraduate Fellowship Program

“I went to graduate school and learned about therapy; I went to Womencare and became a therapist.” 
– Mary Clarke, PhD, Fellowship Alum

For over twenty years, Womencare has fostered the development of emerging therapists through the Natalie Haimowitz Postgraduate Fellowship Program, focused on the relational treatment of trauma.

This two-year professional commitment is intended for clinicians with 1-5 years of post-masters psychotherapy experience, but is open to any mental health professionals who desire to augment their knowledge base and deepen their skill set in these areas.

This unique, experientially focused 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.

Fellows also learn through range of didactic, structured educational experiences, including the foundational training series, 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

Womencare Counseling and Training Center awards partial scholarships based on demonstrated commitment to social justice and serving marginalized populations.  In addition, partial scholarships are also 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.

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Information Night

An information night for the Natalie Haimowitz Postgraduate Fellowship Program is scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2020.  To RSVP, please click here.


“The fellowship was a deeply fulfilling experience, both professionally and personally. The supportive learning environment at Womencare mirrors some of the most healing conditions that we strive for with our clients — compassion, trust, safety, and connection. The experience allowed me to do my best work and become my best self in the process.”  –  Heather Pierce, LCPC,  Fellowship Alum


“Going through the Womencare Fellowship was a professional and personal life changer for me. …Womencare gave me an opportunity to learn in a community.  Learning this way, surrounded by real and caring women, gave me a chance to internalize what I was learning on a deep level.  I am forever changed by this experience and have remained connected to the Womencare community.”  –  Tovah Means, LMFT, Fellowship Alum


For further information, please contact our Program Coordinator for the Fellowship Program, Amy Derringer Chandler, LCSW, at 847-475-7003, x 30 or [email protected].

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