Health Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
In addition to the clinical training experiences of the University of Wisconsin's Health Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, fellows are required to participate in various seminars, discussions, and case presentations with other trainees and Health Psychology faculty throughout the year. These scheduled didactics include:
Health Psychology Brown Bag Seminar
This is a biweekly seminar series which covers a variety of topics relevant to work in health psychology. Fellows and interns attend this seminar which is facilitated by psychologists and other health care staff.
Topics in the past have included:
- Working with Physical Disability and Chronic Illness
- Performing Bedside Mental Status Evaluations
- Working with Families in a Medical Setting
- The Health Psychologist's Role on a Multidisciplinary Team
- Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
- Psychological Evaluation of Organ Donors and Recipients
- Working with Patients at End-of-Life
- Evaluating Mental Capacity
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Strategies to Treat Chronic Pain
- Multicultural Issues in Health Care
- The Job Market in Health Psychology
- Community-Based Primary Care Psychology
ACHC Primary Care Seminar
Access Community Health Centers' Primary Care Behavioral Health program provides monthly seminars focusing on skill development for Behavioral Health Consultants. Topics in the past have included:
- Basic psychopharmacology for primary care consultation
- Core components of a primary care consult
- Working with diabetic patients
- Managing chronic mental illness in the primary care setting
- Pediatric consultation strategies
Health Psychology Ethics Forum
Ethical issues in Health Psychology are presented and discussed as they pertain to the APA ethics code. The Ethics Forum includes Health Psychology faculty and trainees and occurs six times per year.
Each fellow provides one case presentation per year to the department faculty and other trainees. Fellows are evaluated and provided with feedback on their presentation by department faculty.
Fellows are encouraged to attend any Grand Rounds of interest presented by various departments at UW Hospital and Clinics or at Access Community Health Centers. Fellows are also invited and have the opportunity to attend other relevant lectures or presentations provided across the university campus.
As university staff, fellows have access to all libraries across the medical center and university, and are encouraged to utilize outside reading sources to augment their clinical experiences. Fellows are provided with computers and internet access.