The Integrated Behavioral Health Department at Denver Health is pleased to announce two postdoctoral positions for the 2020-2021 training year. Training tracks will be announced soon. Please review the APPIC directory listing for updated instructions before submission.
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. Our Integrated Behavioral Health Division consists of dedicated psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatrists, addictions counselors , telephonic counselors, and behavioral health educators working alongside primary care providers, nurses, medical social workers, pharmacists, and patient navigators.
This is a one-year integrated primary care fellowship with a clinical focus preparing fellows for independent practice in primary care settings with underserved populations. Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, the fellow will engage fully in clinic responsibilities providing consultation services for primary care providers, crisis assessments, diagnostic evaluations, health promotion and behavior change intervention, and brief time-limited psychotherapy. There is opportunity for teaching, specialty research 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, psychopharmacology, substance abuse, supervision, program development, and professionalism. Successful completion of the postdoctoral fellowship meets the requirements for licensure in the state of Colorado.