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Integrated Primary Care Fellowship

The Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine is currently seeking applications from highly motivated, team-oriented candidates for a 1–2 year psychology clinical and research postdoctoral fellowship in Integrated Primary Care.

The fellowship will be housed within the Changing Health Outcomes through Integrated Care Excellence (CHOICE) program. CHOICE  is specifically designed to provide high quality and accessible behavioral health services to the IU Health primary care population (across the lifespan) in four large primary care practices in the greater Indianapolis area.

CHOICE provides integrated psychiatric and psychological consultative services, as well as individual and family psychotherapy via an integrated psychology service. Integrated primary care psychological services are in great demand given the mental health provider shortage in the state of Indiana and across the country. This postdoctoral fellowship will provide fellows with the training and experience necessary to pursue a successful career in integrated primary care.

Candidates should have an interest in developing clinical expertise as a psychologist working within an integrated primary care setting. This expertise will include: the provision of psychological care to patients across the lifespan, working within an interdisciplinary team, monitoring outcomes and managing the care of primary care patients within the CHOICE program and providing regular consultative services to primary care providers.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to implement applied research projects aimed at improving reach and effectiveness of integrated behavioral health services and provide supervision to other trainees. The allocation of time between training in clinical services and research implementation is flexible and will be based upon the needs and interests of the selected fellow. Fellows can expect a variety of opportunities for client contact per week including group therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy; and diagnostic assessments (intakes, clinical interview, and brief psychological assessments). Fellows also participate in multi-disciplinary team staffings. The fellow will acquire a temporary license and actively work toward permanent licensure.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology, or a closely related field of Psychology, or be a doctoral candidate in good standing in an APA-approved graduate school training program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Candidates must also have completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology prior to the start date of the fellowship.


Position Expectations


  • 20-25 hours of client contact per week, typically 4 to 6 scheduled patient encounters per day
  • Scheduled appointments will be staggered with unscheduled time to allow for warm handoffs and curbside consultations with PCPS and medical providers
  • Up to one ½ day per week dedicated to 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, weekly CHOICE group staffings
  • Successful completion of Indiana jurisprudence exam and EPPP
  • Compilation of hours for Indiana licensure and HSPP endorsement
  • Other assignments as negotiated


Interested applicants should submit a copy of their CV with cover letter, graduate transcripts and three letters of reference, including one from a current clinical supervisor. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Materials should be emailed to Fellowship Program Director, Melissa Butler, PhD HSPP.

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Salary and Benefits

The salary for the postdoctoral fellowship year is $53,760 (consistent with 2022 NIH stipend – will increase from listed). Fellows receive complete health, dental and vision insurance as well as other benefits through the IU School of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education Office. Vacation, sick days and professional development time off is available. In addition, campus parking is provided at no extra cost.

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About IU School of Medicine

Indiana University is a multi-campus public research institution, and a world leader in professional, medical and technological education with an annual operating budget of $2.1 billion. The School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the United States with a diverse student body that includes over 43% women and 36% ethnic minorities. Comprised of five basic science departments and 20 clinical departments, IU School of Medicine offers exceptional training for students wishing to pursue a medical degree as well as advanced postdoctoral training.

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