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    Health Psychology Program
    Training Program

    California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) is one of the largest private, not-for-profit, academic medical centers in Northern California and is a Sutter Health affiliate. As part of the Department of Psychiatry, the Health Psychology Program collaborates with medical teams to provide a wide range of psychological services to patients and families coping with the effects of medical illness.

    Training & Education:
    We offer a rigorous 12-month post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology. The training program is specifically designed to develop advanced clinical competencies in all areas of professional practice and to reflect both the breadth and depth of the field of health psychology. Training includes a wide range of didactics, clinical rotations, and professional activities that prepare Fellows for a successful career in hospitals or other medical settings. Didactics cover a broad range of health psychology topics (e.g., consultation-liaison psychology, models of brief psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, behavioral change theories, health beliefs and attitudes, targeted interventions for medical patients, effective collaboration with medical teams, etc.).

    Integrated Psychology Rotations:
    Health Psychology is fully “integrated” into numerous medical departments throughout CPMC and each year continues to expand its reach. As a part of these departments, Fellows are exposed to a range of clinical activities and work with diverse patient populations. Fellows provide evaluations, consultations, brief interventions, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, educational classes, and staff trainings to meet the needs of our patients and teams. In addition, Fellows attend multidisciplinary team meetings to work side-by-side with medical providers to improve patient care and medical outcomes. Health Psychology staff are highly valued members of these teams.

    Currently, Health Psychology is integrated into multiple departments and offers clinical training rotations in the following areas.

    Healthcare Provider Trainings:
    In addition to offering services directly patients, Health Psychology provides formal education and training to healthcare professionals. A core component of the fellowship program includes:
    • Interpersonal Skills (IPC) training to CPMC Internal Medicine residents
    • In-service staff trainings for medical teams
    • Presentations at psychiatry grand rounds
    • Supervision of psychology interns

    Supervisions (Tailored To Individual Needs):
    • Weekly individual supervisions
    • Weekly group supervisions
    • Consultation group

    Additional Opportunities (Based On Individual Interest):
    • Research projects
    • Program development
    • Neuropsychological testing
    • Inpatient consultation and evaluation
    • Developing support groups and educational classes
    • Career development (e.g., private vs. hospital practice)

    Position Requirements: The positions are full-time for one year beginning in September. Fellows are paid an annual salary of $47,476 but there are no medical or retirement benefits.

    Prerequisites: Completion of PhD or PsyD from APA-approved program and pre-doctoral internship is required. Prior experience and training in health psychology is preferred.

    Application Procedure: We require a cover letter that outlines your professional interests and speaks to how our program aligns with your training goals, a current CV, three letters of recommendation (including one from your internship training director), and official graduate school transcripts. You will need a letter from your doctoral program that confirms your graduation status and the anticipated date of completion for your dissertation. You will need to submit your application materials through the APPIC post-doc portal at The application deadline is January 15th. For questions, please contact Dr. Bornstein directly.

    Jeremy E. Bornstein, Ph.D.,
    Director, Psychology Training
    Department of Psychiatry
    California Pacific Medical Center
    2323 Sacramento Street, 2nd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    Vm/Fax (415) 600-1499