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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Health Psychology

The Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship program in Clinical Health Psychology at Indiana University School of Medicine is a one-year program that trains clinical health psychologists with a specialty in serving the diverse and complex population of medically ill patients treated at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital and the Advanced Heart and Lung Care Clinic, which serve individuals across the state of Indiana and beyond.

The program has an emphasis in cardiac-pulmonary behavioral medicine and transplant psychology. Fellows will have the opportunity to train in both outpatient and medical inpatient settings conducting both evaluation and intervention services. Pre-transplant evaluations, consultation-liaison services and individual/group psychotherapy interventions are part of the clinical protocol. 

As part of the transplant program at IU Health, fellows may have the opportunity to do a specialty rotation in abdominal/solid organ transplant at IU Health University Hospital. In addition to these clinical experiences, fellows will also be involved in additional research experiences, as well as clinical supervision of pre-doctoral psychology interns and/or psychology practicum students. Opportunities for fellows to teach or supervise with IU School of Medicine may be part of the training experience.

Applications

Applications for a one year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology are now being accepted. Interested applicants with additional questions are encouraged to contact the Fellowship Director, Yelena Chernyak, PhD, HSPP.

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  • Position Expectations
    • 20-25 hours of client contact per week
    • Up to 8 hours per week dedicated to administration and research endeavors
    • Weekly supervisory sessions with PhD/HSPP psychologist
    • Educational opportunities including attendance at Grand Rounds presented by the Department of Psychiatry and didactics and training events offered at IU School of Medicine
    • Successful completion of Indiana jurisprudence exam and EPPP
    • Compilation of hours for Indiana licensure and HSPP endorsement
    • Other assignments as negotiated
  • Admission Requirements
    • Completion of an APA-accredited PhD or PsyD program in clinical or school psychology
    • Completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship program
    • Applications are encouraged from professionals of diverse backgrounds
  • Application Materials
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three letters of reference (required upon invitation to interview)
    • Cover Letter
    Applications should be sent to: Yelena Chernyak, PhD, HSPP, c/o Rita Roush rjroush@iupui.edu and ychernya@iu.edu
  • Interview Schedule

    Interviews for the 2022-2023 academic year may be held virtually. Candidates will be invited for virtual interviews in January and February. Interview invitations will be conducted until positions are filled.

  • Salary and Benefits

    The salary for the postdoctoral fellowship year is $53,760 (consistent with 2022 NIH stipend – will increase from listed). Fellows receive full medical and dental benefits through the IU School of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education Office. Vacation, sick days, and professional development time off is available. In addition, parking is paid in full by the program. Travel funding and written materials/EPPP funding is available.

  • Indianapolis Campus Life

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

Why IU?

Each year, over 400 residents and fellows choose to continue their medical education in one of Indiana University's graduate medical education (GME) training programs.

The Department of Psychiatry and Indiana University place a high priority on creating a diverse learning environment and on supporting the professional development of ethnic minorities, women and people with disabilities.

Why IU?

Fellowship benefits

Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Health Psychology

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.

Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Health Psychology

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

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Yelena Chernyak, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

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