Primary Care Behavioral Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

University of Minnesota Medical School

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School has two openings for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in primary care behavioral health. The fellowship provides training on the integration of behavioral health in primary care.  Fellow activities include:

·  Provide evidenced-based psychological services in a primary care setting

·  Develop and implement behavioral health programs that target population health and other quality improvement initiatives

·  Work effectively in an interprofessional team (faculty physicians, resident physicians, clinical pharmacists, care coordinators, and many others)

·  Precept family medicine residents on topics such as patient-centered communication, behavior change counseling, and mental health diagnosis and treatment

·  Participate in a variety of teaching activities as part of the overall behavioral medicine curriculum for family medicine residents (e.g., video review, shadowing residents in clinic and hospital)

·  Complete a scholarly activity that advances the field of integrated behavioral health

We have one fellowship opportunity available this year that is based out of the Bethesda and Smiley's family medicine clinics in the Twin Cities.  The clinics are certified health care homes and serve an urban, underserved, ethnically and socially diverse patient population with complex medical and psychosocial issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, health behavior change, chronic pain, somatization).  Fellows receive individual, group, and peer supervision, and they participate in a variety of didactic activities.  Fellows co-train alongside family medicine residents and receive interdisciplinary training on population health, complex care management, and resilience.  Empowering our patients, families, and communities and promoting social justice are central to our missions.

Primary supervisors are three licensed psychologists including: Christine Danner, PhD., Dana Brandenburg, Ph.D., and Michelle Sherman, Ph.D.

Applications should be received by January 25, 2019 for a start in September 2018.

Applicants must have graduated from an APA-accredited program and an APA accredited

internship. have their Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical and counseling psychologist, and be

eligible for Minnesota licensure. Competitive salary with excellent benefits.

Apply online with curriculum vitae, cover letter and three references: