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.
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.
- 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