The Adult Section of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago is offering a 1 year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology. The successful candidate will spend 50% of time delivering evidence-based treatment to patients in our outpatient clinics providing assessment and psychotherapy. Patients present with a range of diagnoses and severity and may also have some medical comorbidity.  The remainder of the fellow’s time will be spent on two behavioral health services. Options include integrated primary care, women’s health, and psycho-oncology.  The exact nature of the fellow’s responsibilities will be individually determined based on interest, skills, and future career goals.

In addition to several hours of individual supervision, the fellow may attend didactics with other psychology and psychiatry trainees within the department as well as in other departments/sections of the institution. Opportunities are available to develop teaching/training skills by participating in provision of supervision to psychology externs and working on program development and evaluation. Further, one half day may be devoted to research on an existing data set or a new project developed by the fellow. These experiences will meet the criteria for license eligibility in Illinois. The development of clinical, educational, and research skills in a multidisciplinary environment will prepare the fellow for a career in an academic medical center.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable.  An on-site interview with faculty, staff, and trainees will be required. To apply:

Electronically send an updated curriculum vitae and cover letter describing qualifications and interest to:

Shona Vas, Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Psychology Training & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Program
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience
The University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3077
Chicago, IL 60637
svas@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu

Three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Dr. Vas. A separate letter from your Internship Director of Training commenting on your readiness to graduate is also required. If your DOT is one of your existing references, this issue may be addressed in the recommendation letter. Please note that your university-based graduate program in clinical psychology and your psychology internship must be accredited by the American Psychological Association.