Department : Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 9950
Program Type: Post Doctoral
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Ben Taub Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine
Department: Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Address: One Baylor Plaza
MS 350
Houston , Texas 77030
Country: United States
Metro Area: Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 713-873-4914x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 2012
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Postdoctoral Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Phuong Nguyen
Chief Psychologist: Asim Shah
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Number of Non-Psychologist Staff/Faculty who Supervise Post-docs 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 53760
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): n/a
Brief description of the typical work day for a postdoc at this training site Typical work day is from 8AM-5PM, M-F. Clinical activities will vary depending on what service the fellow is currently rotating on (e.g. Inpatient unit, C/L service, Outpatient Clinic). Interdisciplinary teamwork is a common feature of each rotation.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Postdoctoral Application Process
Application Due Date: 01/02/2024 11:59 PM EST
How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
The program uses the APPA Centralized Application Service: Yes
Interviews at this site are:
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 01/12/2024
Tentative interview date: 01/23/24, 01/25/24, 01/30/24
Interview process description:

Virtual interviews are planned for the upcomping academic year.  Several interview dates will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the last 2 weeks of January.  All interviewees will be provided a group fellowship program orientation, which will be proceeded by 3-4 interviews with current faculty and trainees (45-minute interviews).    

Postdoctoral Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work in the US is Required Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada is Required: No
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Program Description

Ben Taub Hospital (BTH) is a county-funded general hospital built in 1963 to serve the needs of the Houston area. The Psychiatry Service at BTH provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for medically indigent and psychiatrically impaired persons. As a member of the Psychiatry team, postdoctoral fellows will provide assessment and therapy services to psychiatric patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting. 

For the upcoming academic year (2024-2025), we will be offering 3 full-time postdoctoral fellowship positions available for the Ben Taub Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Two postdoctoral fellowship positions will be offered for the BTH/BCM Adult Inpatient/Outpatient Track.  One fellowship postion will be offered for the BCM Anti-Human Trafficking Program.  All fellows will complete their fellowships through Ben Taub Mental Health Services located at BTH. 

Postdoctoral fellows on the BTH/BCM Adult Inpatient/Outpatient Track will spend six months in the BTMHS outpatient clinic and 6 months on the adult acute psychiatric inpatient unit at BTH. On the outpatient rotation, fellows will provide psychological assessments and therapy services to psychiatric outpatients and serve as a primary clinician for the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). On the inpatient rotation, the fellow will become an integral member of two multi-disciplinary treatment teams. Fellows function as consultants on the treatment teams and provide services that include individual therapy, group therapy, and brief psychological assessments to patients admitted to the inpatient unit. The fellow will also conduct psychological assessment and consultation services to medical inpatients through the hospital Consultation and Liaison Service (C&L). In addition to the primary rotation duties, each fellow will have the opportunity to choose an Elective Rotation (i.e. individual therapy, research, specialized outpatient groups, human trafficking patients, assessment). 

The BCM Anti-Human Trafficking Program Track focuses on training postdoctoral fellows in the identification, treatment, advocacy, and research of victims of human trafficking. Applicants for this track should have expertise in trauma, abuse, and/or human trafficking, have particular interests in working with adolescents and adults from diverse and marginalized backgrounds, and a demonstrated history of or potential for publishing in medical journals. The fellow's job duties include but are not limited to conducting bio-psycho-social assessments with potential victims of human trafficking, assessing for trafficking victims within intersecting at-risk populations such as the homeless and domestic violence victims, and tracking patient progress (through bio-psycho-social framework). The fellow will also provide psychological treatment to human trafficking victims, work closely with hospital staff and faculty to identify potential human trafficking victims and to educate and train providers, staff, and community members on methods of screening for human trafficking, and tracking psychiatric outcomes to develop more effective psychiatric treatment modalities for human trafficking victims. 

All fellows will also have opportunities to work with psychiatry residents, teach psychology seminars to medical students, and participate in ongoing research protocols. The training program is flexible and tailored to the fellow’s interests and needs upon agreement between supervisors and fellow. Some activities are required, but there is considerable room for customization within the general categories of training activities.

We will begin accepting applications on November 1, 2023. Applicants must be graduates from APA- or CPA-Accredited Counseling or Clinical Psychology Ph.D. or Psy.D. training programs. Applicants must complete all doctoral degree requirements by 9/1/2024, including dissertation. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for the fellowship. 

The deadline for applications is January 2, 2024 (11:59PM EST). We will send interview invitations by January 12, 2024. We will begin interviewing applicants in Mid-January. Due to COVID-19 constraints, interviews will be held over Zoom. We will be adhering to the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Standards and Common Hold Date (CHD) Guidelines for the selection of the 2024-2025 class. The CHD is February 26, 2024. 

The fellowship begins September 1, 2024 and ends August 31, 2025. If fellow is hired, please be available a month in advanced before the start of your fellowship in order to complete on-boarding and credentialing process. Application must be submitted through APPA CAS system ( Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation.

Postdoctoral Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology: Experience (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: Exposure (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Administration: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Postdoctoral Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 25 25 19 11 10 10
Where did Former Postdoctoral Fellows Go (1st Placement)?
Total Number of post-docs: 2
Still a Postdoctoral Fellow:
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 1
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 1