Health Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
- University-based teaching and private hospitals
- Private psychology practice with medical specialization
- Academic psychology departments
- Primary care clinics
Based in a nationally recognized academic medical center, the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, the fellowship program allows for training with a wide variety of patients, problems and treatment teams.
Our philosophy is to provide a broad array of experiences for our fellows, rather than specialized training in one or two areas. For instance, fellows work with inpatients in the hospital setting and with outpatients in our ancillary clinics and a primary care center. They work across a variety of medical services and provide assessment and treatment to patients with acute and chronic needs. Fellows develop skill working with chronic disease, traumatic injury and end-of-life concerns. They also develop skill working in a primary care clinic alongside the primary care team.
Patients span the full developmental spectrum, allowing for the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, adults, and elderly patients and their families.
Fellows provide assessment, intervention, and consultation to a variety of multidisciplinary medical teams. Fellows also have the opportunity to engage in program development and/or research during their training year. In addition to applied experiences, fellows will also participate in a number of didactic experiences relevant to their work in health psychology. Training in supervision of practicum students is also provided.
The fellowship program is administered by the Health Psychology faculty within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine. The department also is home to two APA-approved pre-doctoral internship positions in Clinical Health Psychology. The fellowship program is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in collaboration with Access Community Health Center, both in Madison, Wisconsin.
Our post-doctoral fellowship program is an APPIC member.