Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology
The Consultation-Liaison Division offers a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology which prepares individuals to practice independently in the assessment and treatment of medical patients with behavioral manifestations or etiology. Fellows will develop expertise in differential diagnosis, behavioral problems associated with common medical conditions, consultation with referring physicians, and working with multidisciplinary groups. They will develop expertise in one or more specialty areas such as headache, chronic renal dialysis, transplantation, and cardiology among others. They often have the opportunity to provide supervision to psychology interns and/or practicum students.
Although there may be rare occasions in which an intern will have contact with adolescents, the Health Psychology Track is otherwise with an adult population
Fellows will perform inpatient and outpatient consultations including chart review, patient assessment, and feedback to staff. They will develop a liaison relationship with one or more medical/surgical divisions of the medical group and participate in those divisions programs as a representative of the Department of Behavioral Health.
Rotation options vary each year based on need and funding. Previous rotation options include Women’s Health/Pelvic Pain, Transplant Surgery, Internal Medicine/Primary Care, Hepatology, and Anesthesia Pain.
Fellows will have the opportunity to develop one or more research projects either independently or in collaboration with senior staff. Fellows will participate in case conferences, divisional rounds and departmental Grand Rounds.
Fellows will attend departmental Grand Rounds on Thursday mornings.
Once per month on Thursday mornings, fellows have the option to attend the Medicine for Psychologists conference, which reviews a wide spectrum of medical disorders discussing the nature, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of those disorders with special emphasis on behavioral aspects.
Friday mornings include “Bagel Rounds” and a Team Meeting. Bagel Rounds is a weekly teaching conference in which staff and trainees present on cases with relevant literature. The weekly Team Meeting occurs after Bagel Rounds in which senior staff, health psychology fellows, and the health psychology interns participate. This meeting includes discussion of patient care, professionalism, and brief teachings.
Salary and Benefits
- $48,000 Stipend
- $1,000 Professional Development Allowance
- Malpractice Insurance
- Options for Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance for self and dependents
- 4 weeks vacation/personal time
- 2 wellness days
- Up to 5 conference and/or interview days
Our program is listed on the Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory (UPPD). We request a cover letter/statement of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and 3 letters of reference.
For questions regarding the program, contact:
Lisa Matero, PhD
Director, Health Psychology Fellowship