Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowships
The Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers 11 clinical postdoctoral fellowships beginning August or September 2020. Positions are open to graduates from American Psychological Association-approved doctoral programs who will have completed their internship training and all degree requirements by the start of fellowship. Fellowships are one year in duration unless otherwise noted. The fellowships offer clinical training under five categories: Pediatric Psychology, Integrated Primary Care, Child Clinical, the Autism Center and Neuropsychology. Specific postdoctoral fellowships are outlined below.
In addition to clinical hours, fellows participate in didactic seminars spanning topics such as professional development, clinical supervision, research and scholarly inquiry and hospital grand rounds. Nemours, as an enterprise, is committed to the D.R.I.V.E. Strategy (Diversity, Anti-Racism, Inclusion, Value and Equity), and the fellow will be involved in a monthly diversity and cultural humility seminar, as well as specific grand rounds in diversity and cultural competence. Fellows also have opportunities to supervise other psychology trainees from our psychology externship and internship programs. Applicants are invited to apply for one or more positions.
The Integrated Primary Care program focuses on providing training within the integrated primary care setting, providing direct services within a patient’s medical home. We currently have 14 pediatric psychologists embedded in our primary care clinics across the state of Delaware. The Integrated Primary Care fellowships offer the opportunity to work in 2 different primary care clinics as well as complete a minor rotation focusing on providing liaison services between our integrated primary care clinics and other behavioral health teams. In addition to clinical training, Integrated Primary Care fellows spend one day per week engaged in research activities. Fellows in the Integrated Primary Care fellowship will receive a well-rounded training experience by getting in-depth integrated primary care training while also developing an area of specialty in linking systems of care. Opportunities for individualizing the fellowship experience is provided through the day dedicated to research, as well as the selection of 1 major rotation, 1 IPC minor and 1 specialty link minor. Applicants ideally will have a background in clinical child and/or pediatric psychology with interest/experience working in a primary care setting.
Integrated Behavioral Health: 2 Positions
Choose 1 Major Rotation
1. Jessup Street Primary Care
This rotation will focus on providing services within the Jessup Street Clinic, an urban clinic in the heart of Wilmington, 2 days per week. The clinic serves a majority of families from Black/African American backgrounds. This clinic also engages in training of medical students, thus opportunities for cross-training are provided.
Supervisor: Roger Harrison, PhD
2. Newark Primary Care
This rotation includes 2 days in the Newark Clinic, located in the university town, Newark, Del. This clinic services families from diverse backgrounds in terms of race, ethnicity as well as SES.
Supervisor: Megan Cohen, PhD
Choose 1 IPC Minor (This minor will be based on the fellow's interests and clinic demands to ensure a well-rounded training experience.)
1. IPC Minor Rotation: Foulk Road or Pike Creek
This minor rotation focuses on providing care in our Foulk Road or Pike Creek clinics. Opportunities for direct patient care as well as medical education for staff are provided. Foulk Road and Pike Creek serve families from a variety of racial and SES backgrounds.
Supervisor: Meghan Lines, PhD, Jennifer Kuhn, PhD
2. IPC Minor Rotation: Rural Outreach
This minor rotation focuses on providing care in our downstate IPC clinics, where focusing on direct service delivery in rural mental health and telehealth services is needed. This minor is flexible and may take place in the Dover or Milford sites.
Supervisors: Leah Orchinik, PhD and Danika Perry, PsyD
3. IPC Minor Rotation: Latinx Immersion
This minor rotation focuses on providing direct services within the Saint Francis Primary Care clinic. This clinic is located in center-city Wilmington, and is the medical home for a large population of Latinx families. This fellowship provides opportunity to develop clinical skills in Spanish.
Supervisor: Cheyenne Hughes-Reid, PhD and Ashley Marchante-Hoffman, PhD
Choose 1 Behavioral Health Minor Consultation and Intervention Rotation
1. Specialty Minor Rotation: Autism Linkage
This minor rotation offers a fellow the ability to develop skills in early identification and treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders. Concerns for autism spectrum disorder often first arise within the primary care office, thus, developing skills in linking systems of care for children with ASD is an important area for a primary care psychologist. The fellowship will provide training in brief behavioral intervention for ASD, as well as training in the STAT (Screening Tool for Toddlers and Young Children).
Supervisor: Emily Bernabe, PhD and Laura Dewey, PhD
2. Specialty Minor Rotation: Trauma Linkage
This minor rotation provides specialty training in providing trauma-based consultation and evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention. The fellow will be provided training and supervision in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), body safety and providing trauma-informed care in the outpatient setting. Typical trauma types are likely to include sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, medical illness, community violence and traumatic grief. Opportunities for providing assessment and treatment of children with problem sexual behaviors may be available.
Supervisors: Allison Dovi, PhD, and Hannah Jones, PhD
3. Specialty Minor Rotation: Pediatric Specialty Care Linkage
This minor rotation provides specialty training in working with children and their families with chronic illness. Areas of specialty may include pain, concussion, sleep and/or gastrointestinal disorders.
Supervisors: Kira Branch, PsyD, Johanna Carpenter, PhD, Maia Noeder, PhD and Katherine S. Salamon, PhD