MICAPT is a 2-year clinical health psychology (CHP) fellowship where fellows have an opportunity to work with a wide variety of both inpatient and outpatient populations on health psychology issues including consultation-liaison (C-L) services, psychosocial-oncology, lifestyle change, adjustment to chronic illness, and other common psychological conditions seen in primary care such as depression and anxiety. Specialty opportunities exist in Geriatric Medicine, Psychosocial-Oncology, Bariatrics and Weight Management, and Pain Management for all fellows. Fellows will also develop expertise in medical education that prepares them to assume leadership roles in medical schools and medical residencies. Throughout the two-year experience, fellows carry a small outpatient psychotherapy case load (4-8 patients), provide education to doctoral-level psychology and medical learners, spend one to two half days on the C-L service, and have a half day dedicated to didactics. Additionally, fellows get one half day per week to determine what activities they would like to be involved in, which often has included time for research or additional exposure to medical education activities. Fellows are provided a half day of protected time for scholarly activity and administrative duties each week. Fellows also have protected wellness time each month and wellness related events throughout the year. The McLaren Health system is dynamic and often presents new opportunities for patient care, education, and scholarly activity.
MICAPT has a long history of training leaders in clinical health psychology and medical education. MICAPT (formerly CAPT) was the 1st program in the nation to receive specialty accreditation in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA) and has maintained its accreditation as a CHP fellowship by APA. MICAPT (formerly CAPT) currently houses its postdoctoral fellowship program at McLaren Flint and previously consisted of three Flint-area medical centers (Ascension Genesys Hospital, Hurley Medical Center, and McLaren Flint) who continue to share faculty and resources in order to provide a comprehensive training program in Clinical Health Psychology. The program fosters collaboration and parallel training experiences between psychology and medicine within a variety of health care settings.
MICAPT Fellows are employed by McLaren Flint and complete all clinical activities at this site. Additionally, each fellow benefits from exposure to various elective activities with Flint-area postdoctoral fellowship programs, faculty, and fellow peers through didactics and more!
MICAPT fellows enjoy:
- Competitive stipends
- Liberal fringe benefits
- Generous educational funds
- Medical education responsibilities with medical students and residents
- Opportunities to supervise doctoral-level psychology trainees
- A friendly and helpful team of faculty and staff
- Opportunity to participate in research, as desired
- Robust wellness curriculum
- Opportunities to provide community and hospital-based lectures
The program offers the following training elements:
Clinical Rotations (4 rotations, each 6 months in length):
- Integrated Primary Care
- Specialty Health Psychology
- Medical Education
- Two-hours of scheduled supervision with two faculty supervisors per week
- Faculty are also available for supervision as needed, and all have an "open door" policy
- Clinical health psychology and core curriculum seminars
- Rehabilitation psychology seminars
- Leadership and management seminars
- Continuing medical education lectures
- Guest speakers
- Behavioral Medicine grand rounds
Upon successful completion of a MICAPT program, fellows possess:
- Advanced practice clinical competency in Clinical Health Psychology
- The ability to assume a leadership role in medical education and supervisory training.
- Expertise in hospital and ambulatory practice utilizing a transdisciplinary model within a team process approach.
- The ability to critically review research, make scholarly contributions to the field and adopt a commitment to lifelong learning.