Fellow Selection Requirements
Aegis Institute, Inc. and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity Employer and
do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, ethnicity, national origin,
disability, age or sexual orientation.
Prospective fellows are recruited nationally from individuals who have completed
all requirements of their program and who possess a doctoral degree in clinical
psychology. Individuals having completed APA accredited internships from APA accredited
institutions will be given preference.
Prospective fellows applying for consideration should possess a firm foundation
of general clinical training and have a strong understanding of co-occurring disorders
including assessment, treatment planning and delivery of services. Candidates should
possess superior verbal and writing skills.
This fellowship requires individuals to work independently, in groups as well as
in an interdisciplinary treatment team. Curiosity, detail-orientation and professional
humility are essential. A firm commitment to maintaining professional boundaries
while building therapeutic rapport is vital as most patients are quite adept at
manipulation. Fellows can expect to work with nearly all mental health diagnoses
except for those that would make treatment in an outpatient setting inappropriate.
A general knowledge of common medical conditions among substance abusers is also
The selection process has four stages and begins with the submittal of an electronic
application accessible from the fellowship website along with three letters of recommendation
and additional application materials. Once these materials have been received, the
first stage will be a review of the application materials by the fellowship committee
for completeness. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The second stage
consists of a thorough review of each of the applicant’s materials by the fellowship
committee. Each applicant will be assessed for and ranked according to the overall
strength of their application. Once this process has been completed, the review
committee will invite the chosen prospects to the third stage of the process which
is a face to face interview with the members of the committee. Interviews will be
conducted in a panel format and will include at minimum the Fellowship Director
and the Director of Clinical Services. Interviewed candidates will be assigned an
additional ranking and those ranking highest will advance to the fourth stage which
consists of a formal invitation to join the Fellowship Program.