Behavioral Medicine Focus Area Training

The Behavioral Medicine focus area training is designed to help the new Ph.D. attain both general advanced practice competencies and competencies in Behavioral Medicine. The fellow should have good clinical skills and experience with a variety of Behavioral Medicine cases. At the same time, the fellow should be actively involved in applied research or program evaluation. Should there be a gap in the fellow's training, we would expect the fellow to use part of the postdoctoral year to get clinical training he/she may have missed. We expect the fellow to be competent to diagnose the following disorders: substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, psychosis, personality disorder, cognitive impairment and somatic symptom disorders, and to have training in an empirically based treatment for anxiety and depression. Fellows should also be able to intervene with personality disorders and some substance use problems including tobacco use disorder. The fellow should function well with staff from other disciplines. Fellows will get experience in multiple specialty clinics such as Pain Clinic, MOVE TIME (intensive weight management/bariatric surgery), Hepatitis C/Liver Clinics, Oncology/Hematology, Andrology, and Smoking Cessation. The fellow is also expected to complete a research activity or program evaluation/development project. Ideally, this project will be applied in nature and be designed to inform clinical practice. Finally, the fellow should get experience conducting supervision. In addition to supervising an intern and/or practicum student with a staff psychologist observing, the fellow will participate in the Postdoctoral Fellow Seminar that places a great emphasis on supervision.

What the Fellow does:

The fellow has five tasks:

a) continue clinical training,

b) teach part of the Behavioral Medicine Seminar,

c) develop and complete a research or program development/evaluation project,

d) provide some individual supervision for interns and/or the practicum student, lead the Intern Group Supervision, and

e) manage and triage incoming Behavioral Medicine Clinic consults and assist with patient assignments. The fellow has latitude with how he or she uses his or her time. The plan for the year is developed in conjunction with the primary preceptor at the beginning of the year.

See the announcement for more details.

Deadline for applications is Thursday, December 28th.