Emerson Post-Graduate Fellowship/The Schiele Clinic


The Schiele Clinic at St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute is licensed by the state of Missouri and provides high-quality, in-depth psychotherapy at a fee based on a client’s ability to pay. The Clinic’s Post-Graduate Fellowship is a 12-month commitment of at least 20 hours per week in out-patient psychotherapy that focuses on meeting the therapeutic needs of children in a school setting and on reducing barriers to care. Potential for additional year renewal.

Fellows will: 

  • Conduct initial evaluations of new patients
  • Begin with a few patients and build to at least 10 hours per week of scheduled sessions
  • Participate in one hour of individual supervision per week with some of the area’s top therapists
  • Participate in weekly school-based CARE Team meetings
  • Participate in weekly one-hour clinical case conferences on Fridays at noon with occasional meetings following at 1pm – subjects include diagnosis, evaluation, ongoing therapeutic issues, and administrative issues
  • Participate in one hour of group supervision at least monthly

Additional benefits include:

  • Annual $10,000 stipend, paid quarterly
  • Office space at KIPP and at the Institute’s office
  • Clinic voice mail and electronic medical records
  • Access to the Institute Library
  • Access to Institute Community Education courses at no cost


Applicants must be at least provisionally licensed clinicians who have completed graduate or post-graduate clinical programs with degrees in social work, psychology, or counseling. Applicants must have previous work experience  with children and be available to be present on site within typical school hours at least twice per week.


Fellowship start date is determined as openings are available.

To Apply:

Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to margosmith@stlpi.org

Margo Smith
St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
8820 Ladue Road  3rd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63124


Applications will be considered as openings are available.


emerson-logoThank you to Emerson Charitable Trust for supporting the Schiele Clinic’s placement at KIPP St. Louis public Schools and for making this fellowship opportunity possible.