The sexual and gender health fellowships at the University of Minnesota provide two years of training in sex and gender-related therapy and research. The fellowships are designed to support a balanced mix of clinical and research training in sexual and gender health care or with a more focused area with greater time for research (compulsive sexual behavior, transgender health, and couples’ sexual health). The clinic serves a diverse group of patients (an average of 1,200 visits per month), including children, adolescents, sex and gender minorities, dis/abled individuals, and clients with chronic medical or mental health concerns.
The training will help fellows develop skills in addressing sexual and gender health issues in any clinical setting. In addition to sex and gender therapy, treatment addresses a wide variety of psychiatric disorders. Fellows complete a research project that is tailored to specific interests. The fellowships meet the post-doctoral supervision licensure requirements for psychologists in Minnesota, and in most states. In addition, the clinical experience and supervision meets requirements for accreditation as a sex therapist by the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).
Fellows can expect a rigorous clinical, research, and supervision training experience by:
- Providing 13-26 hours per week of direct individual, family, or group therapy depending upon the specific fellowship and the amount of time that can be devoted to research
- Working effectively in an inter-professional team (faculty psychologists, psychiatry physician assistant, nurse practitioner, family physician, support staff)
- Providing education to medical students, family medicine residents on topics such as sex history taking, basic counseling skills for sexual and gender health concerns and problems.
- Engaging in scholarly activity that advances the field of sexual therapy and research
Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in psychology or marriage and family therapy and be eligible for licensure in the State of Minnesota. We prefer applicants to have experience or an interest in a career that combines clinical and scholarly endeavors in the area of sexual health. Our fellows enjoy a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a professional travel stipend. The University of Minnesota recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The fellowship is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).