NEW CYCLE: MID-OCTOBER 2021 - MID-MAY 2022

The primary goal of our Fellows program is to help foster diverse and marginalized students with significant barriers to obtain counseling licensure and thrive as practitioners.

Our initial pilot launch was a success and we are now opening the program up to all California undergraduate programs for our second 2021-2022 cycle! 

The application period for this cycle has now closed.

SEEKING:

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color)
1st generation students
Immigrants/dreamers
LGBTQ+
Students with disabilities
Foster youth
Multilingual
Lived mental health experience
Returning students
Adult learners obtaining 1st degree

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS MUST:

1) Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in California and be in their junior or senior year of their program (priority given to seniors);

2) Have a strong commitment to a career in mental health services and desire to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor;

3) Be willing to commit to 1.5 hour monthly meetings and attend monthly professional development events over the entire academic year;

4) Meet at least once per month with assigned mentor.

FELLOWS WILL RECEIVE:

  • 2-year Student level membership to CALPCC
  • Complimentary registration at all CALPCC-sponsored events
  • Membership in Regional Networking Groups
  • Career mentorship and guidance from Board of Directors
  • Mentorship from a mental health professional working in the field 
  • Monthly meetings and access to curriculum designed to prepare fellows for graduate school in the field of counseling

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFO HERE:

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ACCESSIBILITY

We welcome applicants with disabilities. Please contact Sandra Fitzgerald if you need any accommodations to complete the application at sfitz@sfsu.edu.

APPLICATION FOR 2021-2022 CYCLE

PROGRAM TIMELINE:

Applications accepted from September 1-30, 2021 
DEADLINE: SEPT. 30

Group interviews (via Zoom) October 4th-9th, 2021
Final selection: Oct. 11-15, 2021

Fellowship Program: mid-October, 2021 - mid-May, 2022

INSTRUCTIONS:

BASIC ELIGIBILITY

Applicants do not need to be a U.S. citizens, permanent residents or noncitizen nationals.

Applicants must:

  • Be a member of one or more of the following communities: BIPOC, LGBTQ+, foster youth background, and/or have a disability;
  • Have a strong commitment to a career in mental health services and desire to attend a graduate program in the Counseling profession and one day become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor;
  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in California and be in their junior or senior year of their program (priority given to seniors);
  • Be willing to commit to 1.5 hour monthly meetings and attend monthly professional development events over the entire academic year;
  • Meet at least once per month with assigned mentor.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED WITH ONLINE APPLICATION

Important: please make sure to include your name in each file, using this format: firstname_lastname_file.
Examples: brenda_jones_letter-of-interest.pdf, brenda_jones_essay.docx, brenda_jones_pic.jpg.

  • Letter of Interest 
  • Essay
  • Curriculum Vita or Résumé
  • Headshot photo (this is not used in the review process) for CALPCC promotional materials 
  • Unofficial transcript(s) or proof of registration – from current institution. No minimum GPA required. (feel free to download from student portal).

Letter Of Interest:

We at CALPCC are committed to diversity and inclusivity, and our hope in creating this fellowship is to change the face of the counseling field by supporting the development of a new and diverse generation of counseling professionals.

Please share with the CALPCC fellowship committee a bit of who you are and why you are interested becoming an CALPCC Fellow. Our committee strives to ensure that our fellows come from a diversity of cultures, languages, social economic status, ages, households, races and ethnicities, genders, political and religious beliefs, physical and learning dis/abilities, sexual orientations and work experiences.

Formatting requirements: please upload as a .pdf or Word document. 12-pt font size, Times New Roman; 1 page single-spaced or 2 pages double-spaced (maximum)

Essay Topic:

Tell us what you envision when you think of a counselor. What motivates you to become a counselor? Are there stigmas or barriers to access associated with both getting and providing mental health services in your community? If so, tell us what you would do or what you would like see changed in the field of counseling to address the stigmas or barriers to access.

Formatting requirements: please upload as a .pdf or Word document. 12-point font size in Times New Roman; 2 pages single spaced or 3.5 pages double-spaced.

The application period for this cycle has now closed. Please check back in Spring 2022!

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