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Denver Health Integrated Behavioral Health: Pediatric Psychology with Specialty Focus in Infant Mental Health

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Denver Health Hospital and Authority
Denver , Colorado

This program has chosen to follow the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Guidlines.

The Integrated Behavioral Health Department at Denver Health Hospital and Authority is pleased to offer postdoctoral positions for 2021-2022 training year.  Please also see our Family Medicine Position.       

Organization Description: Denver Health is a vertically integrated safety net hospital system offering preventative care, primary care, specialty care, and acute care services regardless of ability to pay. Our hospital system and outpatient clinics provide care for 25 percent of Denver’s population annually and 33 percent of the children in the Denver area. Our patients are diverse in all aspects including ethnic background, language, religion, ability, citizenship status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. There are nine federally qualified community health clinics as part of the hospital system located throughout the city meeting the unique health needs of communities within which the clinics reside. Behavioral health services are an essential part of our interdisciplinary model of care.

Fellowship Overview: This position is located in 2 Pediatric Clinics within the Denver Health Hospital System. Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, the fellow will engage fully in clinic responsibilities providing consultation services for pediatric providers, crisis assessments, diagnostic evaluations, health promotion and behavior change intervention, and brief time-limited psychotherapy. Infant mental health will be a specialty focus with notable attention to the parent-child dyad. Denver Health also serves children in foster and kinship placements with potential for fellow involvement in this specialty area. There is opportunity for teaching, quality improvement projects, and supervision in Spanish/Spanish language support based on the interest of the fellow. The twice monthly didactics are designed to support fellows in advancement of their knowledge and skill in health psychology, diversity, infant mental health theory, program development, and professionalism. Successful completion of the postdoctoral fellowship meets the requirements for licensure in the state of Colorado.

Covid19 UpdateDenver Health is following state and local guidelines in response to Covid19.  We are committed to supporting our postdoctoral fellows during this uncertain time.  At present, all employees are screened upon arrival at work daily and Personal Protective Equipment is provided for each shift.  Covid19 testing is currently available to employees based on organizational procedures.  Acknowledging the changing conditions of the pandemic, the integrated behavioral health department at Denver Health is currently providing telehealth visits and in-person visits.  

Covid19 Application Process: All interviews will be conducted virtually through the use of the Zoom platform.  Invited applicants will have an opportunity to meet program faculty and current postdoctoral fellows during this process.  Additional updates regarding the interview process will be added to this site and communicated to applicants as soon as possible.     

 

 

Additional Information

Agency Type
Private/General Hospital
APPIC Membership
No
APA Accredited
No
Emphasis or focus area
Primary Care
Other Emphasis
Pediatrics and Infant Mental Health
Research Time
No research time
Training Director
Joseph Longo
Contact Email
joseph.longo@dhha.org
Contact Phone
3036020816
Duration in Months
12
Hours Per Week
40
# of Licensed Supervisors
6
Number of Positions
1
Applications recieved last year
13
Stipend
$50,000
Will follow APPIC Selection Guidelines
Yes
Date offers will be made to applicants
Created Date
Friday, December 28 2018
Unfilled Positions
0
Fringe Benefits
This is a highly competitive salaried and benefited position.
Research opportunities
Though research is not a primary focus of this fellowship, there is opportunity for quality improvement projects based on the interest of the fellow.
Additional Comments
Qualifications (to be met by start date): • Completion of a pre-doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) • Receipt of a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA or CPA accredited program • Ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment. • Experience with rapid psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and safety assessment • Competence in delivering high quality, targeted interventions • Strong communication skills to facilitate effective consultation with an interdisciplinary treatment team • Previous work in integrated primary care preferred • Bilingual Spanish skills are preferred.
Application Instructions
Application Materials: • Cover letter addressing the following: o What track (or tracks) are you applying to? *You may apply to the Family Medicine Position in addition to the pediatric position. What interests you in this fellowship? o What training experiences have prepared you for this fellowship? o How would you hope to grow professionally and/or clinically through this fellowship? o How does this fellowship fit with your long-term career goals? o Please highlight any interests you might have in working in underserved areas. o Date that you will complete your dissertation o Graduation date • Curriculum vitae demonstrating above qualifications • Two letters of reference To Apply: • Send all application materials scanned into in a single PDF to Joseph Longo, PhD at joseph.longo@dhha.org. • Letters of reference should be scanned for inclusion in the single PDF. o Only if a referring individual specifically prefers to directly submit their letter should this item arrive in a separate email. Should this be the case, indicate this in the email containing all other application materials. Special Note: Criminal background checks required for all postdoctoral residents.

This record was last updated on Monday, February 22, 2021

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