MICAPT (formerly the Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training) was formed by three Flint-area medical centers:
MICAPT allows for sharing of 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 was the 1st program in the nation to receive specialty accreditation in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA), and continues to be an industry leader.
In 2013, MICAPT achieved APA accreditation as a multiple practice program to include both Clinical Health Psychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. More recently, the Rehabilitation Psychology positions have been independently operated by Hurley Medical Center and the Ascension Genesys Hospital positions are seeking independent accreditation.
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 (actual amount varies by medical center)
- Liberal fringe benefits
- Medical education responsibilities with medical students and residents
- A friendly and helpful team of faculty and staff
The program offers the following training elements:
- Clinical health psychology and core curriculum seminars
- Rehabilitation psychology seminars
- Leadership and management seminars
- Continuing medical education lectures
- Guest speakers
- Advanced second year didactics
Upon successful completion of a MICAPT program, fellows possess:
- Advanced practice clinical competency in Clinical Health Psychology with sufficient preparation to be credentialed and ultimately Board certified by ABPP in these areas. (Functional competency: assessment intervention and consultation)
- The ability to assume a leadership role in medical education and supervisory training. (Functional competency: teaching/supervision)
- Expertise in hospital and ambulatory practice utilizing a transdisciplinary model within a team process approach. (Functional competency: supervision-training and management administration)
- The ability to critically review research, make scholarly contributions to the field and adopt a commitment to lifelong learning. (Functional competency: scholarly activity)