The Integrated Behavioral Health Department at Denver Health is pleased to announce two postdoctoral positions for the 2020-2021 training year. Training tracks will be announced soon. Please review the APPIC directory listing for updated instructions before submission.
Denver Health is a vertically integrated safety net hospital system offering preventative care, primary care, specialty care, and acute care services regardless of ability to pay. Our hospital system and outpatient clinics provide care for 25 percent of Denver’s population annually and 33 percent of the children in the Denver area. Our patients are diverse in all aspects including ethnic background, language, religion, ability, citizenship status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. There are nine federally qualified community health clinics as part of the hospital system located throughout the city meeting the unique health needs of communities within which the clinics reside. Behavioral health services are an essential part of our interdisciplinary model of care. Our Integrated Behavioral Health Division consists of dedicated psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatrists, addictions counselors , telephonic counselors, and behavioral health educators working alongside primary care providers, nurses, medical social workers, pharmacists, and patient navigators.
This is a one-year integrated primary care fellowship with a clinical focus preparing fellows for independent practice in primary care settings with underserved populations. Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, the fellow will engage fully in clinic responsibilities providing consultation services for primary care providers, crisis assessments, diagnostic evaluations, health promotion and behavior change intervention, and brief time-limited psychotherapy. There is opportunity for teaching, specialty research projects, and supervision in Spanish/Spanish language support based on the interest of the fellow. The twice monthly didactics are designed to support fellows in advancement of their knowledge and skill in health psychology, diversity, psychopharmacology, substance abuse, supervision, program development, and professionalism. Successful completion of the postdoctoral fellowship meets the requirements for licensure in the state of Colorado.
Track One: Family Medicine
This position is located in Family Medicine clinics in the Denver Health system and will provide integrated behavioral services to patients across the lifespan providing consultation to medical providers, health behavior change interventions, and brief therapy. There is opportunity to provide training to medical residents.
Track Two: Pediatric Primary Care with Early Childhood and Infant Mental Health Emphasis
This position will train in the primary care pediatric setting and a specialty clinic that serves children in foster and kinship placements. The fellow will receive training in pediatric primary care consultation and brief treatment to address a variety of mental health concerns for children and adolescents as well as training in health prevention and promotion, including early childhood and infant mental health.
Qualifications (to be met by start date):
- Completion of a pre-doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- Receipt of a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA or CPA accredited program
- Ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment
- Experience with rapid psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and safety assessment
- Competence in delivering high quality, targeted interventions
- Strong communication skills to facilitate effective consultation with an interdisciplinary treatment team
- Previous work in integrated primary care preferred
- Bilingual Spanish skills are preferred.
This is a highly competitive salaried and benefited position.
- Cover letter addressing the following:
- What interests you in this fellowship?
- What training experiences have prepared you for this fellowship?
- How would you hope to grow professionally and/or clinically through this fellowship?
- How does this fellowship fit with your long-term career goals?
- Please highlight any interests you might have in working in rural or underserved areas
- Date that you will complete your dissertation
- Graduation date
- Indicate which track or tracks you are applying to
- See the APPIC website for more information
- Curriculum vitae demonstrating above qualifications
- Two letters of reference
- Send all application materials scanned into in a single PDF to Joseph Longo, PhD by Jan. 5, 2020.
- Letters of reference should be scanned for inclusion in the single PDF. (Only if a referring individual specifically prefers to directly submit their letter should this item arrive in a separate email. Should this be the case, indicate this in the email containing all other application materials.)
Criminal background checks required for all postdoctoral residents.