Career Opportunities

Society for Health Psychology

University of Rochester Medical Center

INTEGRATED CARE FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY TRACK – One Postdoctoral Fellowship position available in our Integrated Care Family Psychology track with a concentration in Obstetrics and Gynecology (formerly Women’s Health). The position is available within the Division of Collaborative Care & Wellness. Our program is a one-year APA accredited program. Some trainees may wish to have additional training and with faculty agreement, remain for a second year.

Fellows receive specialized training in integrated primary/specialty care and family systems psychology, including medical family therapy. Primary learning experiences include:

Fellows maintain a supervised clinical practice with emphasis on integrated primary/specialty care and family systems.

Obstetrics and Gynecology (formerly Women’s Health): Specialized training in this area includes providing consultation, assessment, and treatment to obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) patients and their families. Close collaboration with a team of healthcare professionals, including medical clinicians, social workers, and nutritionists, is an essential component of the role. The fellow provides individual, couples, and family therapy to a largely underserved population in a clinic that provides general OB/GYN, high-risk pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain care, among other services. The fellow also provides brief psychoeducational consultation and supportive counseling for patients and couples attending a specialty care Fertility Clinic.

Fellows are also uniquely trained in the URMC Physician Communication Coaching model (developed by Dr. Susan McDaniel), preparing them to serve as consultants to medical clinicians to enhance the patient-family-physician relationship.

Fellows participate in coursework and professional seminars dedicated to expanding knowledge base and skill development for primary care psychology and medical family therapy principles. The Department of Psychiatry’s Psychology Training Program is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as core values in our program, with seminars supporting and extending trainee cultural competence and cultural humility.

Fellows also routinely have opportunity for supervised teaching and supervision and often partner with Fellowship faculty working on ongoing scholarly projects, clinical quality improvement, and research.

This fellowship launches psychologists who are highly qualified for careers in patient care, teaching, and administration. Competitive candidates have interests and/or experience with health psychology, chronic and acute illness, and systems theory.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community in upstate New York. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity.  Members of underrepresented groups, including people of color and those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Benefits include a beginning salary of $55,341, 4 weeks’ vacation, 9 paid holidays, 5 professional days, 7 sick days, medical/dental plans, professional liability insurance, FSA, HSA, 403(b) plan.

To apply for this job email your details to Linda_Brown@URMC.Rochester.edu