About the Program
As a national leader in the integration of mental health and primary care, the University of Colorado’s Department of Family Medicine will build upon its core mission to provide high-quality healthcare for the community by extending its commitment to training to include a postdoctoral psychology fellow position.
The primary care psychology fellow functions as an integral part of the primary care team, consisting of other psychologists, medical residents, medical students, pharmacists, nurses, care managers and graduate-level trainees. Training experiences include delivering clinical care in a primary care setting, teaching medical students and residents and participating in activities related to the nation’s first collaborative care research network (www.aafp.org/nrn/ccrn). Fellows are expected to provide consultation services and brief behavioral interventions, as well as individual, family, and/or group psychotherapy consistent with the fellow’s experience and specific interests. Training in Clinical Health Psychology is desirable. Because the training experience is in a family medicine residency, the fellow will also be asked to provide instruction to residents about the role of behavioral health in primary care, and effective collaboration in multidisciplinary teams. The fellow may have the opportunity to provide supervision, under the direction of a licensed psychologist, to other psychology trainees (i.e., interns). There will be opportunities to develop teaching and research skills, and become involved in administrative and policy activities.
Fellows will have the unique opportunity to learn the skills necessary for helping primary care practices change and better accommodate team-based integrated and collaborative care. Fellows will have the opportunity to research the impact of mental health in primary care through current departmental grants and other initiatives.
The department seeks to fill one postdoctoral fellow position to begin July 1, 2014. This is a two–year fellowship pending licensure at the beginning of the second year of fellowship.
open November 1, 2013. Acceptance Notification March 1, 2014 with a July 1, 2014 start date.
1. Completion of APA accredited internship
2. PhD in clinical psychology; PsyD in clinical psychology
3. Strong commitment to working in primary care
4. Track record of leadership and scholarly activities
5. Ability to provide evidence-based clinical services with cultural competence and sensitivity
6. Demonstrated interest and experience with primary care research
To apply, send:
Abbie O. Beacham, PhD
Mail Stop F496
12631 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80045