VA Boston Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship - Behavioral Medicine Track, 1 position available

The VA Boston Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine is currently recruiting for an unanticipated opening of a Fellowship position that will begin in September of 2017 (or later by negotiation). This fellowship offers advanced training to prepare individuals for a career in Behavioral Medicine. Fellows will have the opportunity to provide a broad range of individual and group services to medical populations throughout the VA Boston Healthcare System. Treatment is geared toward helping patients cope effectively with major medical illnesses and invasive treatments, promoting healthy lifestyles and behavior change, encouraging treatment adherence, and enhancing overall quality of life. Fellows also have the opportunity to conduct pre-surgical and pre-treatment evaluations (e.g., transplant, bariatric surgery, hormone evaluations, etc.), and conduct assessments for chronic pain, sexual dysfunction, and general behavioral medicine intakes. The fellows will have the opportunity to work closely with staff from a variety of disciplines and will serve on several interdisciplinary teams throughout the healthcare system. They will develop expertise and confidence in presenting cases and leading team meetings. Finally, the fellows will gain experience in administration and program development, and will also have the opportunity to supervise trainees. Many opportunities exist for participating in ongoing collaborative research and scholarly writing.

The fellow will have an opportunity to work in the following programs:

  • Primary Care Behavioral Health Clinic
  • Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program
    • Primary Care Health Coaching
    • Smoking Cessation Program
    • MOVE!  Weight Management Program
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
  • Sexual Health Clinic
  • Transgender Program
  • Transplant Program
  • Psychology Pain Management Clinic
  • Bariatric Surgery Program
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
  • End Stage Renal Disease Program
  • Healthy Lifestyle Groups

For more detailed information about the Behavioral Medicine Track and Postdoctoral Training at VA Boston, please download the Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Brochure from the following website: http://www.boston.va.gov/psychologytraining/fellowship.asp.  VA Boston Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing diversity within our staff and trainees.

If you are interested in applying, please submit the following application materials to Amy Silberbogen, Ph.D. at  amy.silberbogen@va.gov.  Please note that applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

  • Cover letter expressing interest in behavioral medicine training and career goals
  • A detailed CV
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from your internship site and one from your graduate program)
  • Transcripts of graduate work

If you have any questions, please contact Training Director, Amy Silberbogen, Ph.D. at amy.silberbogen@va.gov  or at 857-364-3707.

The VA Boston Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.  The APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation can be reached at the APA, 750 First St. NE, Washington DC 20002-4242, (202) 336-5979.