Program Information: Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 9963
Program Type: Post Doctoral
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department: Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Address: Daniel Mullin, PsyD MPH
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, Massachusetts 01655
Country: United States
Metro Area: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Distance from Major City: 40 miles west of Boston
Phone: 774-441-6325
Fax: 774-441-6704
Email: Daniel.mullin@umassmed.edu
Web Address: http://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/fellowships
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/fellowships
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
Member of APPIC since: 2005
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Postdoctoral Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead Director: Daniel Mullin
Chief Psychologist: Daniel Mullin
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Number of Non-Psychologist Staff/Faculty who Supervise Post-docs 4
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 1
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 42000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0000
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $750 per year professional allowance
Brief description of the typical work day for a postdoc at this training site The morning is spent seeing patients alongside a family medicine resident, either in the hospital or the health center. The afternoon is spent following up with your own primary care patients and a workshop on mindful practice.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 01/05/2021 11:59 PM
How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Colorado Various VA Sites University of Florida Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology/Munroe-Meyer Institute Brown Consortium Cherokee Healthsystems
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Postdoctoral Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work in the US is Required No
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

The two-year, full-time fellowship adheres to a practitioner-scholar model and is designed to prepare clinical and counseling psychologists to achieve the following goals:

  • Become leaders and advocates for the integration of primary care and behavioral health services
  • Practice evidence-based psychology in a primary care environment
  • Contribute to primary care practice improvement efforts including the development and improvement of integrated behavioral health services
  • Assume roles in medical education, working as a behavioral science expert within medical schools, Family Medicine residency training programs, Family Medicine Departments, and other medical departments
  • Train other psychologists and behavioral health providers in integrated behavioral health

Postdoctoral Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment:
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Fellows are exposed to nearly all of these domains over the course of their fellowship by the nature of the seamless integration into primary care. No specific area is emphasized; however, fellows are allowed to and encouraged to develop areas of concentration within primary care, such as chronic pain management, PTSD, etc.

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: http://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/fellowships  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
Number of Completed Applications: 10 15
Where did Former Postdoctoral Fellows Go?
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Total Number of post-docs: 2 2 2
Still a Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veterans Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 1