Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training Fellowship

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Organization Type: 
Not For Profit
Program Type: 
Standing Program
Education Level: 
Postgraduate (e.g., residency, fellowship)
Educational Elements: 
Independent Study
Self Reflection Activities
Experiential not including services to patients
Experiential including clinical contact with patients
Program Description: 

The Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training (CAPT) is a two-year (24 month) psychology postdoctoral program that provides specialized training in clinical health psychology.  Formed by Michigan State University Flint Area Medical Education and three Flint area medical centers, the CAPT fellowship is specifically designed to provide psychologists with comprehensive training in primary care and specialty medicine.  Several training sites provide collaborative training between primary care residency programs (family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology) and clinical health psychologists.

The CAPT offers a postdoctoral psychology fellowship with experiences in family medicine, hospital consultation liaison, integrated primary care, internal medicine, medical education, obesity assessment & treatment, obstetrics and gynecology, pain management, pediatrics, and rehabilitation psychology.

Goals of this program are for participants to achieve advanced practice clinical competencies in clinical health or rehabilitation psychology with sufficient preparation to be credentialed and Board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in the following areas:

  • the ability to assume a leadership role in medical education and supervisory training
  • expertise in hospital and ambulatory practice utilizing a trans-disciplinary model and emphasizing a team process approach
  • the ability to critically review research, make scholarly contributions to the field and adopt a commitment to lifelong learning

Didactic training includes:

  • psychopharmacology curriculum (12-month course)
  • pathophysiology (1 semester course in post graduate year one - PGY1)
  • clinical health psychology and core curriculum seminars (3-hour weekly session)
  • rehabilitation psychology seminars (1 hour weekly)
  • leadership and management seminars (PGY2)
  • continuing medical education lectures
  • behavioral grand rounds
  • journal club
  • guest speakers
  • noon conference
Targeted Professions
Clinical Health
Self-Reported Competencies
PCPCC’s Education and Training Task Force identified 16 interprofessional training competencies critical for preparing health professionals for practicing in team-based, coordinated care models such as patient-centered medical homes. Listed below are the self-reported competencies that this program has achieved, which have been organized by the five core features of a medical home as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Patient-Centered Care Competencies: 
Advocacy for patient-centered integrated care
Cultural sensitivity and competence in culturally appropriate practice
Development of effective, caring relationships with patients
Patient-centered care planning, including collaborative decision-making and patient self-management
Comprehensive Care Competencies: 
Assessment of biopsychosocial needs across the lifespan
Population-based approaches to health care delivery
Risk identification
Coordinated Care Competencies: 
Care coordination for comprehensive care of patient & family in the community
Health information technology, including e-communications with patients & other providers
Interprofessionalism & interdisciplinary team collaboration
Team leadership
Quality Care & Safety Competencies: 
Assessment of patient outcomes
Business models for patient-centered integrated care
Evidence-based practice
Quality improvement methods, including assessment of patient-experience for use in practice-based improvement efforts
Accessible Care Competencies: 
Promotion of appropriate access to care (e.g., group appointments, open scheduling)
Last updated November 15, 2013

* Please note: Information contained in this database is self-reported by representatives from each program. It does not represent an exhaustive list of education and training programs and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement from the PCPCC.


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