Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology

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Organization Type: 
Program Type: 
Education Level: 
Postgraduate (e.g., residency, fellowship)
Educational Elements: 
Self Reflection Activities
Experiential not including services to patients
Experiential including clinical contact with patients
Other Element(s): 
APA Accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship
Program Description: 

The Salt Lake City VA Health Care System offers full-time, year-long fellowship opportunities through its behavioral health/primary care/geropsychology track , which is a newly developed post-doctoral residency program for the 2013-2014 training year.  Two residents provide interprofessional primary care/behavioral health with a lesser focus on geriatrics (75/25 percent time split) while one resident provides interprofessional primary care/behavioral health to geriatric patients with a lesser focus on general primary care/behavioral health (75/25 percent time split).

It is anticipated that the fellowship will share many of the same supervisors, settings, and training experiences in which fellows provide clinical care. Additional areas of emphasis include rural populations, program evaluation and development, and time for fellows to develop their own specific interests. All residents provide care across a range of settings which may include: health promotion and prevention, inpatient mental health consult, primary care, home-based primary care, and geriatric clinics.

Program Results: 

The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program was granted initial accreditation by the American Psychological Association in 2013.

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
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
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
Quality Care & Safety Competencies: 
Assessment of patient outcomes
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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