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Apply for the 2024-2025 SEBI Diversity Fellowship Program

The Southeast Brainspotting Institute (SEBI) is pleased to announce the application window for the 2024-2025 SEBI Diversity Fellowship for Behavioral Health Professionals

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and fundraisers, the program will provide twelve (12) Fellowships valued at $2500 each for Behavioral Health Professionals who commit to learning and expanding their understanding of Brainspotting in order to serve and support people from historically marginalized or underserved communities toward experiencing life-changing healing, growth, and transformation.

SEBI is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing a professional community that expands the understanding and empowered application of Brainspotting. SEBI is committed to the behavioral health needs of all Americans, and the aim of the SEBI Diversity Fellowship is to reduce mental health treatment disparities by increasing access to a diverse pool of knowledgeable, talented and committed Brainspotting professionals.

Eligible applicants must demonstrate an active commitment to serving historically marginalized and/or underserved populations. Applicants must also have a significant interest in leveraging Brainspotting to provide culturally-relevant, trauma-informed care to high need populations. This includes-but is not limited to-groups who have experienced significantly high levels of unmet needs or historical marginalization due to their race, ethnic/cultural background, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, emergency first responder experience or military/veteran status.

The ultimate goal of the Fellowship is to increase the number of trained Brainspotting professionals who provide direct services to diverse and historically underserved populations.

Eligibility Requirements:

  •         Applicants must have an active, unrestricted license (i.e., be in good standing) in a behavioral health profession such as counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, or psychology.
  •         Applicants must commit to obtaining training in Brainspotting within the Fellowship year.  Enrollment information and training date will be provided.
  •         Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and experience in addressing the mental health needs of underserved groups (e.g., including-but not limited to-group identities based on race, ethnic/cultural background, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, emergency first responder experience or retired military/veteran status.
  •         Applicants must be actively working in the mental health field with a commitment to serving the communities/groups above with Brainspotting or other appropriate trauma-informed care.
  •   Note:  Priority will be given to applicants working in the southeast region of the United States, however, a very limited number of fellowships may be awarded to qualified applicants who live and/or work outside of this region.
  •        Applicants must be able to attend/participate in a 3-day Brainspotting training and at least 3 other SEBI-sponsored training events or webinars related to Brainspotting or culturally sensitive trauma treatment, attend monthly consultation groups that will be provided for the cohort, and complete educational reflection assignments given during the course of the fellowship.
  •        Applicants must work in a behavioral health agency or practice that provides care to underserved populations (e.g. Community Service Board, public agency, non-profit agency, etc.)
  •       Applicants who identify as African American/Black, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Caribbean American, Hispanic/Latinx/Latine, Native Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islander are especially encouraged to apply.

Fellows will receive:

  •              3-Day training in Brainspotting (Phase 1 or 2)
  •              Three (3) one-hour webinars in Brainspotting, trauma-informed, or diversity-informed care
  •              Monthly group consultations led by Certified Brainspotting Consultants
  •              Travel stipend of up to $500 max to attend an in-person training as recommended
  •              One year SEBI membership at no cost

 Fellows agree to:

  •              Attend a 3-day Brainspotting training by October 15, 2024.
  •              Participate in (3) other SEBI webinar trainings through the Fellowship year 
  •              Participate in monthly Fellows Consultation Groups
  •            Submit all documents, assignments, and reports to SEBI by the designated due dates (to be provided). This may include a quarterly progress report or papers written after trainings and webinars.

Assignment examples: (1) Study three (3) webinars and participate in a discussion board about how the topics impact service to a specific group/population; (2) Write a short paper on the impact you have had in your community as a result of the Fellowship program; (3) Create a video on how you are using Brainspotting to serve your population. 

Applications open June 15th, 2024. 

Application window closes promptly at 11:59pm EST on July 15, 2024. Note: Any applications received after this date/time will NOT be considered.

Click HERE to apply!

Thank you in advance for your interest, and if you have questions, please e-mail SEBI directly at

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