The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School seeks to appoint one full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in Primary Care Behavioral Health for a two-year fellowship beginning in Fall of 2020. Applicants must have completed (degree conferred) a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program and completed an APA- accredited pre-doctoral internship.
The purpose of this unique fellowship is to train the next generation of primary care psychologists to become leaders who possess critical and systemic skills to support the empowerment of vulnerable populations in integrated primary care settings. Promoting social justice and empowerment among patients, families, and communities is central to our mission. Fellows will co-train alongside family medicine residents and receive specific interdisciplinary training on leadership, team skills, population health, and complex care management.
Primary supervisors are two licensed psychologists, Christine Danner, Ph.D. and Dana Brandenburg, Psy.D.
This fellowship provides training on the integration of behavioral health in primary care and residency education. Fellow activities include:
Provide evidenced-based psychological services in a primary care setting.
Implement behavioral health programs that target population health and other quality improvement initiatives.
Work effectively in an interprofessional team (faculty physicians, resident physicians, clinical pharmacists, care coordinators, and many others).
Precept family medicine residents on topics such as patient-centered communication, behavior change counseling, and mental health diagnosis and treatment.
Engage in the overall behavioral medicine teaching for the family medicine residents.
Complete a scholarly activity that advances the field of integrated behavioral health.
We offer one fellowship opportunity. This opportunity is split between Bethesda and Smiley's Family Medicine Clinics in the Twin Cities. Both clinics are family medicine residency programs serving urban underserved patient populations that are racially, ethnically, and socially diverse with complex medical and psychosocial needs. There is a wide range of presenting problems including chronic pain, depression, anxiety, health behavior change, somatization, etc.
The University of Minnesota has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations. Applications are being accepted for this position, and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.
***To be considered for this position, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and at least three reference letters with your application. A cover letter and curriculum vitae may be submitted/uploaded with your online application. Reference letters must be attached as a separate process by clicking on "My Job Applications", and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section following your initial application submission.***
Required Qualifications (must be mentioned on resume):
Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology. Eligible for licensure in State of Minnesota. Interest in/experience with client therapy.
Background in behavioral medicine, primary care psychology, health psychology, and integrated care.
Internal Number: 335800
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