Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowships
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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health fellows spend one day per week engaged in research activities. Fellows in the Integrated Behavioral Health 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 are 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. Urban Primary Care
This rotation will focus on providing services within the Jessup Street clinic, an urban clinic in the heart of Wilmington, two 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. Suburban Primary Care
This rotation includes two days in the Newark clinic. Located five miles from the University of Delaware and one mile from the Maryland border, this clinic serves families from diverse backgrounds in terms of race/ethnicity, country of origin and SES.
Supervisor: Megan Cohen, PhD
Choose 1 IPC Minor
1. IPC Minor Rotation: Suburban
This minor rotation focuses on providing care in our Foulk Road clinic, located two miles away from the hospital in North Wilmington. Opportunities for direct patient care as well as medical education for staff are provided. Foulk Road serves families from a variety of racial and SES backgrounds.
Supervisor: Meghan Lines, 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 and attend bilingual supervision seminars.
Supervisor: Cheyenne Hughes-Reid, PhD
Choose 1 Behavioral Health Minor Rotation
1. Specialty Minor Rotation: Early Childhood Assessment Linkage
This minor rotation focuses on psychological assessment with young children (ages 2–7). Presenting concerns include developmental delays, significant behavioral and/or social-emotional challenges, and/or autism spectrum disorder.
Supervisor: Colleen Sherman, PhD
2. 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
3. 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 IPC. 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, Elizabeth Gravallese-Anderson, PsyD and Hannah Jones, PhD
4. 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