Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple offers a 12-month postdoctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology with three tracks:
- End-of-life care, grief and bereavement
- Consultation/liaison health psychology
- Integrated primary care psychology.
Our Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)-member program, provides a broad array of experiences working with a very diverse patient population. Our fellows work with inpatients and outpatients with acute and chronic needs across a variety of medical and psychiatric services. Patients range from mature adolescents to elderly adults.
Fellows provide psychological assessment, intervention and consultation to a variety of multidisciplinary medical teams, such as the palliative care team, hospice, neurology headache clinic, the pain center, weight reduction surgery team, kidney transplant team, and the heart transplant team. Practicing psychology in primary care clinics and at the mental health center are also part of the experience. Fellows have the opportunity to engage in program development, supervision, and research/scholarship during their training year. In addition to applied experiences, applicants also participate in a number of didactic experiences relevant to their work in clinical health psychology.
We accept two fellows per year, with the option of choosing which of the three available training tracks best fit each applicant's interests/needs.