The Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine are now accepting applications for a one year postdoctoral fellowship position in Pediatric GI Psychology with a preferred start date in July or August 2022.
This fellowship position is offered in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Pediatrics Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Fellow time is primarily clinical effort with optional research opportunities. Clinical training focuses on developing a specialized expertise in pediatric GI psychology through work in multidisciplinary GI clinics such as motility, healthy weight management and transplant at Riley Hospital for Children as well as outpatient and group care. Adjunctive clinic training opportunities include pain management clinics.
Fellows will have the opportunity to provide psychological evaluation and intervention services in the Riley Outpatient Center. Other clinical training opportunities may include biofeedback, pre-surgical evaluations, supervision and consultation liaison services for patients medically hospitalized for GI-related conditions.
The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition was founded within IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics in 1969 and has a distinguished history of treating conditions of the digestive tract, liver and pancreas. U.S. News and World Report 2020-2021 recognized Riley Gastroenterology and Gastroenterology Surgery (GI) as one of the nation’s best.
The research opportunities are varied and abundant. If interested in research, fellows will collaborate with training directors to develop a research plan for the fellowship that incorporates the fellow’s interests and career goals. Additional opportunities exist for fellows to gain experience in teaching, supervision, program development and quality improvement projects.
Eligible applicants will have a doctoral degree conferred from an APA-accredited program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and have completed a pre-doctoral internship or anticipate completion prior to beginning of the fellowship. Experience in pediatric psychology, including pediatric GI care, is preferred.