Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Introduction to Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

 

WHO WE ARE
Columbia Valley Community Health is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing quality healthcare to families and individuals of all ages, regardless of ability to pay. We offer an array of comprehensive services, including primary care services for patients and families of all ages from prenatal care to geriatrics, behavioral health, outreach, dental, diabetes and nutrition, midwifery, pharmacy, WIC, lab and radiology, and walk-in/urgent care services at multiple sites in our two-county catchment area in North Central Washington State.
 

PATIENT POPULATION
For over 40 years, CVCH has served the low-income, uninsured, and migrant and seasonal farm worker populations of North Central Washington State as its target population.

MISSION STATEMENT
It is the mission of Columbia Valley Community Health to provide access to improved health and wellness with compassion and respect for all.

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOCUS
The Postdoctoral Fellowship at CVCH offers advanced training in clinical psychology and health psychology due to its emphasis on Integrated Primary Care model. We are a Patient-Centered Medical Home and behavioral health services are fully integrated. The program’s overall goal is to train competent, ethical, and self-aware psychologists, who have acquired the requisite knowledge and skills for the practice of professional psychology. The Fellow learns to focus on the patient from a whole-person perspective consistent with a biopsychosocial conceptualization and engages in a wide variety of clinical activities which are required of a psychologist in an Integrated Primary Care setting as a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC). Our program is firmly rooted in the practitioner-scholar model. We emphasize experiential learning with a strong emphasis on scholarly approach and research as a means of informing the clinical practice.

 

 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Integrated primary care
  • Multidisciplinary consultation
  • Community health psychology
  • Chronic illness management
  • Health behavior change
  • Psychological assessment
  • Crisis management
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Supervision of pre-doctoral interns in our APA-accredited internship program
  • Clinical work with underserved population

 

 

REQUIREMENTS & HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment that can change throughout the day and have an interest in Health Psychology. The CVCH Behavioral Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship position is a one year, full-time position with a flexible start time.  Preference will be given to candidates who can start in late July to early August of 2018.

All candidates that will be considered must have a Master’s degree in psychology, mental health counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, or another related field and must be eligible for Master’s level licensure in Washington State as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). This generally requires 3,000 hours of post-Master’s degree supervised experience or 3 years of full-time work experience. Our agency will provide extensive support in obtaining the required licensure to qualified candidates.

See the DOH Mental Health Professions website for more details:

http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/MentalHealthProfessions

 

http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/MentalHealthProfessions/FrequentlyAskedQuestions

 

Interested applicants should send a COVER LETTER and CV to Dr. Breedlove at dbreedlove@cvch.org. We will continue to receive applications until the position has been filled. Applicants that we are interested in will be contacted for a phone interview and possibly an onsite interview. Candidates chosen for an interview must provide 3 letters of reference or provide 3 people that can be contacted by phone for a reference.