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Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship
UHS Mental Health Services postdoctoral training program provides a comprehensive experience within a practitioner-scholar model of training to facilitate each postdocs’ development as an independent professional psychologist. Our unique program offers generalist training with traditional college mental health service delivery experiences, as well as advanced training in one of several clinical specialty emphasis areas (behavioral health, group counseling and program development, campus-based services, assessment, and supervision and training). Program flexibility allows postdocs to individualize their experiences and integrate these experiences with past training to solidify their professional identities as psychologists.
Learning occurs in a supportive, collegial, multidisciplinary, multicultural environment that provides a balance of service delivery with supervision and autonomy. Postdocs receive weekly individual and group supervision by experienced multidisciplinary senior staff, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists, and other specialized health care professionals. UHS is committed to diversity and to providing an environment that supports individual and cultural similarities and differences.
2018-2019 Postdoctoral Residents:
- Jenna Wieden, PhD, California School of Professional Psychology-San Francisco
- Stefanie Denu, PsyD, Xavier University
- Samuel Lustgarten, PhD, University of Iowa
- Jenny Schaafsma, PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City
UHS provides an integrated model of medical and counseling care, as well as wellness services and prevention programs aimed to create a healthy campus climate. Services provided at MHS include crisis intervention, behavioral health, psychiatry, multiculturally-competent individual and group counseling, assessment, stress management, yoga, meditation, and healthy eating services. Postdocs provide 24 hours/week of service delivery, including behavioral health, outreach/consultation/liaison to a campus program, and group counseling.
Postdocs also spend up to six hours per week (300 total hours) in an emphasis area, which often includes service delivery. This is a unique dimension of our training program, such that postdocs develop particular experience in a content area (behavioral health, group counseling and program development, campus-based services, assessment, and supervision and training).