Fellowship & Training

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

For further information, please contact:
Director of Training
Dr. Athena Y. Baca-Chieza
720-393-0669

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) will begin accepting applications for its 2017-2018 post-doctoral fellowship in integrated primary care psychology in January 2017. This one-year training program will prepare a postdoctoral fellow to work autonomously with advanced training and skills for best practices in clinical psychology within primary care and other community health settings, providing consultation to medical and dental providers, and performing psychological and behavioral health treatments with primary care patients. There is one fellowship position for the 2017-2018 training year.

Description
MCPN is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with 26 clinics dedicated to providing integrated primary health services to the residents of a defined catchment area, covering parts of Aurora, Jefferson, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, Colorado. MCPN follows an integrated model of care, whose goal is to ensure high-quality, comprehensive, culturally competent, primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services to traditionally underserved populations, thus reducing barriers to care.

Goals include the acquisition of competencies in: 1) treatment planning and intervention 2) consultation, professional behavior and supervision; and 3) integration of science and practice. Competencies are graded in complexity throughout the year. Postdoctoral Fellows are instructed and supervised in the biopsychosocial model (Engel, 1980) with a focus on evidence-based practice and research in behavioral medicine. Interdisciplinary teamwork, cultural competency, ethics, and professionalism are emphasized throughout the training. The postdoctoral fellowship training provides opportunities in the following: 1) clinical intervention in an integrated community health setting (exam room consultations, brief individual and group treatment; 2) collaborating with an interdisciplinary team of physicians, dentists, nurses, support staff, and other providers; 3) supervision of internship and practicum students; and 4) leadership.
Satisfactory completion of the fellowship meets postdoctoral requirements for licensure in Colorado.

Compensation
• Salary-$40,000
• Group medical, dental, vision and life insurance programs
• 120 hours PTO
• $2000 CME funds

Eligibility Requirements
• Completion of doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology.
• Completion of pre-doctoral internship (APA accredited program preferred).
• Demonstrated interest and experience working with medical populations.
• Demonstrated interest and strong commitment to working with underserved populations
• Registration with DORA as Psychology Candidate or Registered Psychotherapist

How to Apply
The application deadline is January 20, 2017. Please submit inquiries and/or application via email to Dr. Athena Y. Baca-Chieza. A complete application consists of a Cover Letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Appointment date is in July/August (though there is some flexibility with start date). If invited for an interview, travel, lodging, and meals will be the responsibility of the applicant.