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Clinical Health Psychology

The Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship at IU School of Medicine is a one-year program that trains clinical health psychologists with a specialty in serving a diverse and complex population of medically ill patients treated at the Advanced Heart and Lung Care Clinic at IU Methodist Hospital.

The program emphasizes training in cardiac-pulmonary behavioral medicine and transplant psychology. Pre-transplant evaluations, individual psychotherapy, consultation-liaison services and group therapy interventions are part of the clinical protocol. As part of the IU Health transplant program, fellows may have the opportunity to do a specialty rotation in abdominal/ solid organ transplant at IU Health University Hospital. Also, fellows can train in both outpatient and medical inpatient settings conducting both evaluation and intervention services.

Quick Facts

Fellows spend 20-30 hours with clients per week. Up to eight hours per week are dedicated to administration and research endeavors. Fellows can also expect weekly supervisory sessions with a PhD, HSPP psychologist.

Applicants must have completed an APA-accredited PhD or PsyD program in clinical or school psychology, as well as completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship program. All applicants must also be eligible for temporary licensure in Indiana.

Professionals from all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants must submit a CV and three letters of reference.

Please submit applications to:

Yelena Chernyak, PhD, HSPP c/o Rita Roush
Neuroscience Center, Goodman Hall
355 W. 16th Street, Suite 2800
Indianapolis, IN 46202

or email Riata Roush at rjroush@iupui.edu

Candidates will be invited for in-person interviews in January and February. Interview invitations will be conducted until positions are filled.

The postdoctoral fellowship salary is $48,432, or what is consistent with 2018 NIH stipends.

Fellows receive full medical and dental benefits through IU School of Medicine. Other benefits include paid parking, vacation and sick days, professional development days off, and travel funding. Learn more about fellowship benefits through the Graduate Medical Education office.

With a growing population and an affordable economy, Indianapolis is growing into a unique city that can offer fellows a great experience. Learn more about what the Indianapolis campus has to offer.

Research

In addition to clinical experiences, fellows will also be involved in additional research experiences, as well as clinical supervision of pre-doctoral psychology interns or psychology practicum students. Opportunities for fellows to teach or supervise medical students may be part of the training experience. Fellows will spend 20-30 hours with clients per week and up to eight hours per week will be dedicated to administration and research endeavors.

Education

Fellows will have the opportunity to attend the Department of Psychiatry’s Grand Rounds, including didactics and other various training events. Through this beneficial program, fellows will be able to successfully complete the Indiana jurisprudence exam and the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), as well as receive endorsement for compilation hours for Indiana licensure and HSPP.

Program Leadership

Yelena Chernyak, PhD

Yelena Chernyak, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry