Behavioral Medicine Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, VA Puget Sound Health Care System- Seattle Division, Washington

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Behavioral Medicine Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

VA Puget Sound Health Care System- Seattle Division

We are pleased to announce the availability of a Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship position in Behavioral Medicine (anticipated start date: July/August 2019). This position is focused on advanced training in clinical health psychology, with a particular focus on interprofessional training in the care of Hepatitis C, HIV, transplant (solid organ and stem cell), and cancer patients, many of which have co-occurring mental health and/or substance use disorders. Care is integrated within specialty medical settings. Additionally, the fellow may be involved in other behavioral medicine areas (e.g., neuropsychology, home-based primary care, pain, addictions). The position and duties are carefully tailored to the professional goals and training needs of the Fellow. A description of the fellowship program, including detailed instructions for application, is available here: https://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/seattle/.

Our program is APA accredited in Clinical Psychology as a single, integrated program. This is a one-year clinical position with protected research time for qualified applicants with a history of publication and research accomplishment. All fellows are expected to participate in quality improvement research and/or program development and evaluation. All fellows attain advanced skills and knowledge in a common core of professional domains, including ethics and professional standards, research strategies, teaching and supervision, cultural diversity and individual differences, assessment and intervention, professional development, and interprofessional consultation. Training occurs within a Scientist-Practitioner framework, within a University-affiliated and academically-oriented healthcare environment.

The first-year stipend for each position is $49,994. Health insurance is provided. Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens and must have completed a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, including a doctoral internship, from APA-accredited programs. The VA is an equal opportunity employer and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants from underserved and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply as we are very committed to attracting a diverse class of fellows, as well as in training a future generation of psychologists capable of delivering high quality care to an increasingly diverse population.

Applications for all positions are due December 15, 2018. Because applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in order to determine interview status, we encourage timely submission of materials. Please feel free to contact the Director of Training (Stephen.McCutcheon@va.gov) for general questions and/or the Track Lead for this fellowship (Jessica.Brand@va.gov) with questions specific to this position.

 

(This information was submitted on October 15, 2018)