CU Medicine Louisville (Depot Hill) Primary Care Psychology


This major rotation of the psychology internship program provides interns with opportunities to learn aspects of working as a psychologist in primary care settings. The primary practice site serves patients of all ages, including adults, children, infants, pregnant women and seniors.  The clinic patients are from a variety of ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds and we consider this diversity to be one of our greatest strengths as a training site for multiple health care disciplines. Behavioral health is an integral part of the practice.

As a part of their time with the general integrated care training experience, interns would also spend focused time addressing the needs of the family medicine population that is struggling with opioid use disorder, chronic pain, or is in need of medication assisted treatment. This work may involve delivering evidence-based individual or group treatment to individuals with chronic pain or receiving chronic opioid therapy (COT), participating as a part of an interdisciplinary team member in complex case conferences involving patients receiving COT, or supporting quality improvement or program evaluation efforts to assess the efficacy of these programs.

Adding NEW For the 2024-2025 training year:

We also offer psychology interns the opportunity to strengthen their clinical supervision skills. They are matched with practicum / extern students whom they meet with regularly to provide case consultation for primary care behavioral health patients during the later part of their training year. The clinic will be moving late 2023 to a brand new location in Louisville, CO. This welcome change will provide an opportunity for the clinic to expand, adding 2.5 medical providers including a new Medical Director. 


Louisville is a great place to live and to work. The clinic is very close to Rte 36. It is 7.5 miles from CU Boulder and 22 miles from CU Denver. Below is a description of the town:


The town of Louisville was founded by miners, but today it is often recognized for its livability. Many things contribute to this including 1,700 acres of open space, dozens of great eateries, a thriving arts scene, great schools, wonderful neighborhoods, and a diverse mix of local businesses. Louisville was named among the best places to live by Money Magazine, 10 Best Towns for Families in the U.S. by Family Circle Magazine, Safest Places to Live by Elite Personal Finance, Best Cities to Live in Colorado by, and Most Budget-Friendly Cities for Renters by LendEUD. 

Interns will engage in the provision of primary care psychology services in collaboration with attending psychologists, family physicians, psychiatrists, care managers, psychiatric nurse practitioners, physician assistants, RN’s, MAs, social workers, medical students, residents, graduate psychology students, and pharmacy students.


These services may include:

  1. Consultation regarding behavioral health questions and presenting problems.
  2. Consulting with physicians about patient care, mental health, and health behavior change.
  3. Provision of team-based care.
  4. Teaching and supporting patient self-management skills.
  5. Facilitation of health-related support groups.
  6. Individual patient assessment and intervention.
  7. Health promotion/disease prevention interventions.
  8. Psychological screening and assessments.
  9. Home visits with a multidisciplinary team.
  10. Opportunities to supervise psychology practicum students.


Interns will contribute to the education and training of medical trainees via:

  1. Collaborative care/clinical teaching.
  2. Small group teaching.
  3. Coaching physicians in techniques of health behavior change.
  4. Medical precepting (supervision of psychosocial aspects of medical care).
  5. Hospital rounds.


Interns may potentially participate in ongoing research and/or program development in community-based medicine with options including:

  1. Serving on grant writing teams.
  2. Participation in clinical home visits.
  3. Participation in practice-based research working groups.
  4. Focal study of a selected underserved population.


Interns will master a primary care psychology curriculum through:

  1. Direct patient care in the primary care setting.
  2. Attending lecture and seminar series/select readings.
  3. Participation in medical school education activities.
  4. Participation in supervision.

Our patient population includes insured and underinsured patients from a large variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

The rotation supervisors are well versed in evidence-based approaches to interventions in primary care, medical specialty, and traditional mental health settings. Trainees can expect to gain exposure to and expertise in behavioral activation, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and health behavior change assessment and intervention.

Interns will receive a minimum of 3 hours of supervision per week.

*Please note that beginning in December 2023, this clinic’s location will change to :

CU Medicine Family Medicine - Louisville

361 Century Place,Suite 120

Louisville, CO  80027

Family Medicine (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Academic Office One

12631 East 17th Avenue

Box F496

Aurora, CO 80045


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