Psychosocial Oncology

The University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) is the Rocky Mountain region's National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. UCCCC is located on the world renowned Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. UCCCC encourages and facilitates close cooperation and communication between basic scientists, translational researchers, clinical investigators and social, psychological and other behavioral scientists.

As a psychology intern you will have opportunities to work with adult patients, caregivers, families, and healthcare providers affected by all types of cancer throughout the cancer journey. The psychosocial care of Oncology patients and bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients takes place in our outpatient Cancer Center clinics, the Cancer Center Infusion Center, in our specialized BMT Infusion Center, and in the University of Colorado Inpatient oncology unit.  All are conveniently situated adjacent to one another. This care can include individual, family, couples, and group therapy options. Health psychology and behavioral medicine assessments will be included in training.

The multidisciplinary oncology teams include a psychologist, social workers, nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, consultants from other services, chaplains, nutritionists, as well as physical and occupational therapists. UCCCC and the BMT program, in particular, identify psychosocial oncology as an integral aspect of the multidisciplinary approach to cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.