POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Detroit , Michigan , USA
Henry Ford Health Sciences
Contact Anne Eshelman, PhD, ABPP Senior Staff Health Psychologist
Phone: 313 916-2523
The Consultation-Liaison Division of Behavioral Health at Henry Ford Hospital offers Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Psychology, which prepare psychologists to practice independently in the assessment and treatment of medical patients with behavioral manifestations or etiology.
Fellows develop expertise in differential diagnosis, behavioral problems associated with common medical conditions, consultation with referring physicians, and working with multidisciplinary groups, in one or more specialty areas. They develop supervisory skills, providing supervision and mentorship of junior trainees, interns, medical students and practicum students.
Fellows perform inpatient and outpatient consultations. They develop liaison relationships with one or more medical/surgical divisions and participate in the programs of that specialty area, including collaborative rounding, multidisciplinary team meetings, and journal clubs, representing the Department of Behavioral Health.
Fellows may be involved in research projects. Fellows can take advantage of a wide variety of medical education opportunities. The fellow is responsible for literature reviews, and presentations for journal club, case conferences, and behavioral health grand rounds.
Our fellows are prepared for jobs in health psychology and have gone on to work in a variety of clinical, academic and research settings.
Henry Ford Transplant Institute is a Center of Excellence in multi-organ transplantation. The fellow provides comprehensive psychiatric and substance abuse evaluations for heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, multivisceral, and bone marrow/stem cell transplant, and left ventricular assist devices for end stage heart failure. This includes rapid assessment and brief treatment of hospitalized medical patients, outpatient and inpatient pre-transplant evaluations, family meetings to mobilize support and provide continuity of care, and psychiatric follow up as needed. The fellow attends selection committee meetings, transplant support groups, and transplant educational opportunities as they arise.
Part-time research project to improve compliance in kidney transplant recipients
Anesthesia Pain Clinic
The fellow provides clinical assessments and brief treatment for patients with chronic pain who present to the Department of anesthesia, considering interventional procedures such as spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pumps. The fellow works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of anesthesiologists, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists. Some individual therapy and a Pain Management group are included to help patients live well despite chronic pain.
Biomedical Ethics Committee
The fellow supports the work of the Institutional Biomedical Ethics Committee which is a forum for education, case and policy review, analysis and recommendations for ethical issues that may arise in the hospital. The fellow coordinates a clinical and research initiative with the goal of developing more awareness and education around advanced directives, to empower families and patients with end of life decisions.
Fellows may contract for one year or two. Salary is $37,500 per year, plus $1000 professional development allowance. Henry Ford Health System has excellent medical insurance benefits. A PhD or PsyD and strong interest in health psychology are required. Fellows need to meet requirements for a limited license to practice psychology in Michigan and be licensed by the start date in July.
Supervision is primarily by Board Certified Health Psychologists, but multidisciplinary supervision is also provided by psychiatrists and other physicians and surgeons.
To apply, send a vita, statement of professional goals, and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Anne Eshelman, PhD, ABPP Senior Staff Health Psychologist Henry Ford Health Sciences Center
Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (Pallister Place) 2799 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, Mi 48202
When applying for this position, please mention you saw this ad in the APS Postdoc Exchange.