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Internships and Fellowships

St. Louis DBT's Supervised Learning Opportunities

St. Louis DBT offers unique opportunities for practical learning,  Internships for both clinical and management students in master’s level social work programs and Fellowships for pre-licensed graduates of social work or counseling programs provide invaluable experience in a supportive setting.

Fellowship Opportunity

Our DBT Post-Graduate Fellowship is a wonderful opportunity to get additional training in DBT, supportive guidance in using other evidence-based modalities, and experience seeing clients in a private practice setting.  This is a paid, part-time, contracted position.  Licensure supervision and on-the-job DBT training is provided.  Please note — these positions are currently full, but submitted resumes are kept on file.

~ An MSW from an accredited University

~ Passed the LMSW exam

~ A self-starter attitude and a willingness to market services, network, and acquire a client base with the assistance of supervisor

~ Received basic, introductory training in DBT via a graduate course, a 2-day intro workshop, on-the-job practicum experience, or self-studied by reading the DBT manuals

~ A desire to become a DBT therapist, to serve the St. Louis community, and to treat suicidal, self-injurious, BPD, and highly emotionally dysregulated clients with the utmost respect and care.

Though we currently do NOT have Fellowship positions available, we are accepting applications, resumes, and letters of interest.  Should a position become available, you may be contacted for an interview.  Please use this form to tell us about yourself and your interest in this Fellowship. 

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Internship Opportunity

Our Graduate Internship Program is a wonderful opportunity to get training in DBT, supportive guidance in using other evidence-based modalities, and experience seeing clients in a private practice setting.  Supervision is provided by the entire team, including Casey Limmer, MSW, LCSW and Katie Silversmith MSW, LCSW.  We also offer a mixed clinical/management track internship for students who would like a balance of practicing clinical, evidence-based modalities AND program evaluation, billing and finance, budgeting, and marketing in a private practice setting.

Our Internships are for Fall/Spring, two-semester CONCENTRATION only.  At this time, we are an approved site for Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work and UMSL’s Social Work programs.  Unfortunately, due to SLU’s policies for practicum students, our site is not a good fit for SLU students.

Specific description and application process information for the CLINICAL internship position can be found in this document:  STL DBT Clinical Concentration Internship Description

Specific description and application process information for the MANAGEMENT internship position can be found in this document: STL DBT Management Internship Description

All applicants and prospective interns are strongly encouraged to attend St. Louis DBT’s Internship Open House in February (date and time TBD) at St. Louis DBT (address below).  Please contact Casey Limmer for updated information.

Attendance at the Internship Open House is strongly encouraged but not required for applicants.

Applicants will be notified if the St. Louis DBT team would like to have them interview for either Concentration Internship, and will be provided with information regarding the interview process.  Interviews will be held in March, offers made late March or early April.  Internships are for Fall/Spring only (August-May)