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We offer human sexuality fellowship opportunities which provide overall training in sexual and gender health. Several fellowships offer the opportunity to focus on research and clinical care in particular areas (see the specific descriptions). All are located at the Center for Sexual Health/Program in Human Sexuality Clinic in Minneapolis. These are two-year fellowships. We have 5 fellows at any given time; starting times are staggered so there is a mix of senior and junior fellows. We recruit 2 or 3 new fellows per year.

May 2018: All fellowship positions are currently filled. Please check back in fall of 2018 for future opportunities.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program and completed an internship that meets APA, APPIC, or CAPPIC requirements.

Preference is given to applicants that have experience in human sexuality and sexual health.
Offers will be made in accordance with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) match guidelines.

 

Human Sexuality Fellowship

Human Sexuality Fellowship

The Human Sexuality Fellowship at the University of Minnesota provides two years of training in sex and gender-related therapy and research. The general fellowship prepares fellows to provide sex and gender therapy for a wide variety of individuals oftentimes with co-morbid psychiatric diagnoses. The fellowship meets 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). In addition, the fellowship provides training in sexual education and research.

The goals of this fellowship program are to:

  • Provide 26 hours per week of direct individual, family, or group therapy depending upon the specific human sexuality fellowship and the amount of time that can be devoted to research
  • Work effectively in an inter-professional team (faculty psychologists, psychiatry physician assistant, nurse practitioner, family physician, support staff) 
  • Provide education to medical students, family medicine residents on topics such as sex history taking, basic counseling skills for sexual concerns and problems. 
  • Engage in scholarly activity (10% of your time) that advances the field of sexual therapy and research

For more information see the curriculum and further description of the training process.

 

Doug Braun-Harvey Fellowship in Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Doug Braun-Harvey Fellowship in Compulsive Sexual Behavior

The Doug Braun-Harvey Fellowship in Compulsive Sexual Behavior is a two-year program that provides training in the general area of sexual therapy with a particular emphasis in compulsive and out-of-control sexual behavior. This fellowship will focus on expanding access to care and advancing research to better understand, diagnose, and treat the compulsive and out-of-control sexual behavior.

The fellowship will fund postdoctoral fellows who are interested in a career that combines clinical and scholarly endeavors in the area of compulsive sexual behavior.

Fellows in the Program in Human Sexuality with an emphasis in Compulsive Sexual Behavior spend 40% of their time conducting research projects under faculty supervision, with a goal of presenting results at a scientific conference or preparing an article for publication. They spend 60% of their time providing clinical care focused on compulsive and out-of-control sexual behavior as well as treating a variety of sexual and gender health conditions, under the supervision of experienced professionals.

The goals for the fellowship program, with a combined 40% research/60% clinical care model are to:

  • Provide up-to-date training in the assessment and treatment of a variety of sexual concerns
  • Provide more in-depth and up-to-date training in the assessment and treatment of compulsive sexual behavior
  • Provide education to medical students, family medicine residents on topics such as sex history taking, basic counseling skills for sexual and gender problems and concerns. 
  • Engage in scholarly activity (40% of your time) that advances skills in research design, analysis, report writing, and presentation in the area of compulsive sexual behavior

 

Michael E. Metz Fellowship in Couples' Sexual Health

Michael E. Metz Fellowship in Couples' Sexual Health

The Michael E. Metz Fellowship in Couples' Sexual Health is a two-year program that provides training in the general area of sexual therapy with a particular emphasis in the area of relationship and couples' sexual health. This fellowship will focus on expanding access to care and advancing research to better understand, diagnose, and treat couples' sexual health concerns.

Fellows in the Program in Human Sexuality with an emphasis in Couples' Sexual Health spend 40% of their time conducting research projects under faculty supervision, with a goal of presenting results at a scientific conference or preparing an article for publication. They spend 60% of their time providing clinical care focused on couples' sexual health as well as treating a variety of sexual and gender health conditions, under the supervision of experienced professionals. They will conduct research that will make a direct contribution to the field of couples’ sexual health.

The goals for the fellowship program, with a combined 40% research 60% clinical care model are to:

  • Provide up-to-date training in the assessment and treatment of a variety of sexual concerns
  • Provide more in-depth and up-to-date training in the assessment and treatment of couples with sexual health concerns
  • Provide education to medical students, family medicine residents on topics such as sex history taking, basic counseling skills for sexual and gender problems and concerns. 
  • Engage in scholarly activity (40% of time) that advances skills in research design, analysis, report writing, and presentation in the area of couples' sexual health

Randi and Fred Ettner Fellowship in Transgender Health

Randi and Fred Ettner Fellowship in Transgender Health

The Randi and Fred Ettner Fellowship in Transgender Health is a two-year program that provides training in the general area of sexual therapy, with a particular emphasis in the area of transgender and non-binary health. This fellowship will focus on expanding access to care and advancing research to better understand, diagnose, and treat transgender and non-binary gender health concerns.

The fellowship will fund postdoctoral fellows who are interested in a career that combines clinical and scholarly endeavors in the area of transgender health.

Fellows in the Program in Human Sexuality with an emphasis in Transgender Health spend 40% of their time conducting research projects under faculty supervision, with a goal of presenting results at a scientific conference or preparing an article for publication. They spend 60% of their time providing clinical care focused on transgender health as well as treating a variety of sexual and gender health conditions, under the supervision of experienced professionals.

The goals for the fellowship program, with a combined 40% research/60% clinical care model are to:

  • Provide up-to-date training in the assessment and treatment of a variety of sexual concerns
  • Provide more in-depth and up-to-date training in the assessment and treatment of gender identity concerns
  • Provide education to medical students, family medicine residents on topics such as sex history taking, basic counseling skills for sexual and gender problems and concerns. 
  • Engage in scholarly activity (40% of your time) that advances skills in research design, analysis, report writing, and presentation in the area of transgender health