Clinical Psychology Post Doctoral Fellowship

Emphasis in Primary Care, Health Psychology and Mental Health

The VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont, is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our 2017 - 2018 clinical psychology post-doctoral fellowship, accredited by the American Psychological Association. We are recruiting for one fellow for our one-year Fellowship Training Program emphasizing integrated primary care, health psychology and mental health.

The postdoctoral fellow works closely with the primary care/health psychologists   providing assessment and individual/group interventions in:

  • Diabetes Shared Medical Visits
  • MOVE! weight management and bariatric evaluations
  • Insomnia evaluation/treatment.
  • Individual/group treatment and interdisciplinary team work for Oncology and chronic pain patients
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Primary Mental Health Walk-in Clinic located in the Primary Care Service

Other experiences include:

7) Carrying a caseload of six patients in General Outpatient Mental Health Clinic supervised from a theoretically integrated perspective

8) Providing supervision to psychology interns on the health psychology/weight    management rotation, and serving on the Internship Training Committee

9) Co-teaching medical students from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in psychiatric interviewing

10) Serving on the medical center’s two biomedical ethics committees with a psychologist-mentor, who is a specialist in biomedical ethics and patient safety

11) Designing and implementing a quality improvement project in one of his/her practice areas

The VA Medical Center-White River Junction is an equal opportunity employer. The WRJ VAMC is located in rural New England on the border of New Hampshire and Vermont. Situated in the scenic New England countryside, the location offers easy access to the pleasures of country living including picturesque New England villages and farms, and excellent skiing, hiking, and boating. The Upper Connecticut River Valley region touts many visual and performing arts events as well as easy access to major metropolitan areas: Boston (2 hours), Montreal (3 hours) and New York (4.5 hours). Dartmouth College, which is 10 minutes from the VAMC in Hanover, New Hampshire, provides a rich culturally and ethnically diverse community with opportunities for networking and support.

*Please note that we can only accept applicants who are US citizens, are students in good standing in an APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology doctoral program, have successfully completed an APA-accredited psychology internship, have completed a doctoral degree, including dissertation defense, from an APA-accredited Clinical or Counseling program prior to the start date of the fellowship.

Deadline for submission of application materials: January 3, 2017

Start Date: September 1, 2017

Stipend: $42,310 annually

Benefits: VA fellows are eligible for health insurance (for self, married spouse and legal dependents), life insurance, 10 annual holidays, four hours of sick leave and four hours of annual leave for each two week pay period, authorized absence without charge to leave for activities deemed to be of substantial benefit to VA or activities that advance education and training.

To review additional information about the post-doctoral fellowship as well as an application to the program, please review our on-line brochure at the following website: http://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/whiteriver/

Applications and all supporting documents can be sent by U.S. mail in one packet to the below address, or emailed to Robert.Sokol@va.gov. Additionally, applicants can choose to apply electronically via the APPA CAS application portal.