Medical Program Assistant | Mental Health Services
Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship
Jeffrey S. Hird, PhD, Postdoc Program Coordinator
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 four clinical specialty emphasis areas (i.e., behavioral health, group counseling and program development, 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.
2019-2020 Postdoctoral Residents:
- Kallie Kobold, PysD, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
- Jamie Welch, PhD, University of Maryland
- Corinne Werner, PsyD, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- Kathy Wierzchowski, PhD, Purdue University
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 multiculturally-competent crisis intervention, behavioral health, psychiatry, individual and group counseling, assessment, stress management, yoga, meditation, and healthy eating services. Postdocs provide at least 20 hours/week of service delivery, which can also include 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 (i.e., behavioral health, group counseling and program development, assessment, or supervision and training).
Note: We are currently developing emphasis areas for LGBTQ mental health, students of color, and eating disorders, and hope to have these emphases available in 2020-2021.