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Program Overview

The Atrius Health Behavioral Health Fellowship is a one‐year, full‐time (40 hours/week) interdisciplinary program open to postdoctoral psychologists and postgraduate (MSW) social workers. The program provides in‐depth training in time‐effective therapy within the context of an integrative outpatient medical practice. Fellows practice and receive supervision at Atrius Health, a non‐profit, multi‐specialty medical group practice that provides proactive, customized health care to almost 720,000 adult and pediatric patients at more than 30 offices in eastern Massachusetts.

The fellowship includes three training components: 

  • General and subspecialty‐area psychotherapy skill development
  • Subspecialty research and program development
  • Teaching/consultation‐liaison experience

Fellows provide outpatient treatment to a broad outpatient population and also elect a subspecialty in one of the following areas:

  • Addiction 
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Women’s Health
  • Pediatric Mental Health

To learn more about the Behavioral Health Fellowship and each subspecialty area, please download the Behavioral Health Fellowship Program Overview.

Directors:

Elisabeth Morray, PhD, Fellowship Director and Women’s Health subspecialty leader
James Donovan, PhD, Director Emeritus

Subspecialty Leaders:

Rachel Latta, PhD, Trauma
Cally Lilley, APRN, Addiction
Alison Rowe, LICSW, Eating Disorders
Rebecca Wechsner, PsyD, Pediatric Behavioral Health

Application/Selection Process

The Behavioral Health Fellowship follows postdoctoral application, interview, and notification guidelines in accordance with APPIC policies (please see the APPIC website for more information). All applications of qualified candidates will be reviewed by the Fellowship Committee. Finalists will be offered interviews in early February 2019; final selection decisions will be made by late February 2019. The fellowship lasts 12 months and begins July 1, 2019.

We are accepting applications online and invite you to apply through our careers website by selecting the blue external applicants’ link and then choosing “Clinical Professional” from the Job Field drop-down menu.

When you apply online:   

  • You will be asked to provide
    • CV/resume
    • Cover letter including:
      • Subspecialty area of interest (one only)
      • Your prior clinical and/or research experience (if any) in the selected subspecialty area
      • Your future professional goals and an explanation of how participation in this fellowship would enhance those goals
  • Your application will be immediately directed to our human resources department and then to the Fellowship Committee for consideration 
  • You will receive instant notification online confirming that your information/resume has been received   

*** Applications must be received by January 2, 2019 ***

After you apply, you will be contacted if your qualifications and experience are seen as a possible match for a fellowship position. At that point, you will be asked to provide us with three letters of recommendation, preferably from current clinical supervisors.

Due to the high volume of applicants interested in employment opportunities, we are not always able to provide ongoing information on the status of a resume once it has been submitted.   

Eligibility Requirements

Social Work applicants must have completed their Master’s Degree and possess an LCSW license prior to 7/1/2019.

Psychology applicants must have completed all professional doctoral degree requirements from an accredited (accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or by the Canadian Psychological Association) institution of higher education and a minimum of a one-year pre‐doctoral internship meeting APPIC or APA standards.

We are unable to accept applicants working towards a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) certification.

Commitment to Diversity 

Cultural and individual differences and diversity in the training of mental health professionals is important. The Behavioral Health Fellowship is committed to creating a diverse and multiculturally competent cohort of fellows and implements strategies to ensure that fellowship cohorts are diverse and trained in multicultural competency. The fellowship provides an open, supportive, and encouraging environment for all fellows. Fellows are provided with comprehensive and up-to-date didactic training experiences related to multicultural competencies throughout the fellowship year. These competencies are incorporated into practical experience, research, case conceptualization and presentation, and supervision. Fellows develop individualized training plans with their supervisors and, if desired, fellows will be connected with diverse mentorship opportunities. 

Information session:

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
6:00pm
Atrius Health
Riverside Center
Building 3, 3rd floor
275 Grove Street
Newton, MA 02466

Contact Us

For questions, contact:

Elisabeth B. Morray, PhD
Director, Postgraduate Fellowship in Behavioral Health