The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University (AU) is looking for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow interested in health psychology/psycho-oncology within an academic medical center. The specific objectives of the fellowship’s clinical and research training are the development of expertise in comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and treatment of medically ill (e.g., cancer or other illnesses) patients, throughout all phases of illness: initial diagnosis, during treatment, recurrence, chronic phases of illness, advanced cancer, end of life care, and during cancer survivorship.
The first year emphasizes clinical care with fellows spending the majority of time in adult oncology, with minor clinical rotations in pediatric psycho-oncology & hematology, sickle cell, and inpatient settings.
The second year provides opportunities to train and participate in clinical research and to further develop clinical, supervisory, and administrative skills.
This position emphasizes integrated practice and the intersection of diversity issues, health beliefs, and culturally competent care. The fellowship is approximately 70% clinical and 30% research and administration.
The clinical portion of this fellowship will entail providing consultation, assessment, communication and liaison with staff, applications of medical ethics, program development, and individual, family and group therapy to oncology and hematology patients, as well as their families and caregivers. The fellow will function as part of multidisciplinary treatment team of psychologists, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and social workers. In addition, the fellow will be provided with opportunities to educate and/or supervise clinical and research experiences for psychology interns, undergraduate students, oncology fellows and residents, and medical students.
The research portion of the fellowship will entail collaborative psycho-oncology research that may include participation in existing research projects, and the development of new programs of research. By the beginning of the fellowship year, the applicant will have completed an APA-approved doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology and an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship program. Experience working with chronically ill individuals or experience in medical settings is strongly preferred.
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Deadline to Apply
Length of Program
: 1-2 years
- A doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology
- APA-approved clinical internship
- Interest and experience working in a medical setting
Interested candidates should send a Current curriculum vita, Clinical Statement, and Three letters of reference (department chairman, division chief, internship/residency program director [mandatory], clinical or thesis supervisor) to:
Amy Lowery-Allison, Ph.D
Director, Psycho-Social Oncology Program
Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University
1411 Laney Walker Blvd., AN-2108
Augusta, GA 30912