Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Fellowship
Geisinger’s Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Fellowship is tailored to your goals and prepares you to work in any clinical setting on multidisciplinary teams.
About Our Fellowship
An outstanding clinical psychologist has diverse, deep knowledge and the ability to collaborate with clinicians from virtually every specialty and subspecialty in healthcare.
In other words, if you’re pursuing this field, you’re probably endlessly curious and enjoy working with equally skilled partners to find answers and achieve the best outcomes possible for patients and their families.
That’s the type of person we encourage to apply for one of Geisinger’s Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Fellowships.
Our goal is to help you develop the professional and leadership skills you’ll need to fulfill many roles within an academic medical setting.
When you complete our program, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in your first professional positions.
As our clinical psychology and behavioral medicine fellow, you’ll take ownership of a clinical specialty area, selected from tracks listed in the Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory. Your training will involve a combination of direct clinical care, representing behavioral medicine on a multispecialty team and at interdisciplinary meetings, and leading efforts in clinical research or program development.
We’re here to help you reach your goals, so other clinical and professional activities may be tailored to your training needs and interests.
This is a pivotal training year. So, all fellows participate in professional development seminars and case conferences and receive at least two hours of individual supervision per week.
You’ll also hone your teaching and supervision skills with psychiatry residents and doctoral psychology interns.
Your time with us will be challenging, but you’ll leave us assured of your professional abilities, with the knowledge and skill sets to back up that confidence.
Our leaders and faculty are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is inclusive, respectful of and sensitive to individual and cultural differences. This is true not only for our patients, but also our colleagues, staff and learners. The continuous development of cultural competence is a major part of the learning process for you and our faculty alike and is a thread that runs throughout didactic seminars, supervision, clinical practice and the way we interact with each other daily. We expect everyone to engage in healthy and productive conversations around all forms of diversity, which include but are not limited to race, gender, ethnic background, cultural beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, age, social and economic status, size and physical and mental ability. Speak with your supervisor or the training director with any concerns about diversity and inclusion that occur during your time here. We take these concerns seriously and try to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all trainees. In addition, we have identified faculty of color and faculty who identify with the LGBTQ community within and outside the psychology internship who are willing to serve as mentors to discuss the intersection of professional development and diversity.
We are proud to announce that seven Geisinger hospitals earned designations in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2019 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index. Two locations, including Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., received the “Leader” designation, the highest possible, with five others receiving “Top Performer” honors.
Our program works closely with Diversity & Inclusion to be sure we are following best practices in the teaching and practice of culturally competent care. Visit Diversity & Inclusion’s webpage for more information about Geisinger’s commitment to supporting diverse patients, members and learners.
Geisinger serves more than 1 million people in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. We’ve been nationally recognized for innovative practices in quality, delivery models such as ProvenCare® and the use of an award-winning electronic medical record, Epic®. Our physician-led system has about 24,000 employees, including more than 1,600 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, two research centers and a health plan with more than half a million members, all of which boost our hometown economies by $7.1 billion annually.
Danville, Pa., is a unique and wonderful place to train. Opportunities for outdoor recreation are endless, the cost of living is low and traffic is almost nonexistent. In addition, we’re close enough to Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C., to make weekend getaways easy.