Clinical Health Psychology Fellowships

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How to Apply:

Our program offers two Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships. The two tracks include:

  • Women's Health and Behavioral Health
  • Psychosocial Oncology

We are accepting applications for both tracks. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on December 1, 2023. Applicants meeting our initial requirements will be invited for virtual interviews. Full details of the fellowship can be found in our fellowship description document.

Required Application Materials

  • Brief cover letter indicating the track(s) to which you are applying and how training in this track relates to your career goals.
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Application Form

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  • Three (3) reference letters per instructions on the application form. Letters should be addressed to:

Women’s Health and Behavioral Health Track: Tyler Branagan, PhD.,  Director, Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, CUSOM.

Psychosocial Oncology Track: Erin Baurle Psy.D., Psychosocial Oncology Track Lead, Oncology Counseling Services, CUSOM

All application materials should be submitted by email to: dop.fellowship@ucdenver.edu

Your application will be considered for one of the Clinical Health Psychology fellowship positions that will start September 1, 2024. Applicants meeting our initial requirements will be invited for virtual interviews when all application materials are received. Virtual interviews will include meetings with the primary mentors of each track, and other members of the training committee and Department of Psychiatry.

For additional information or questions, please contact the post-doctoral fellowship office at DOP.fellowship@ucdenver.edu.

WHBH Track Faculty

 

Melissa A. Kwitowski, PhD

 

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Melissa A. Kwitowski, PhD is an assistant professor in the Women’s Behavioral Health and Wellness service line in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Kwitowski is a clinical health psychologist with expertise in women’s health and the management of chronic medical conditions. She has a specialty in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Kwitowski currently provides outpatient psychotherapy as well as inpatient consultation-liaison psychiatry services on the mother/baby unit at UC Health. She received her graduate degree in counseling psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University with an emphasis in health psychology. She completed her internship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and postdoctoral fellowship at Dayton Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. In her spare time, Dr. Kwitowski enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite things to do in Colorado are exploring off-road trails with her husband and dispersed camping in the national forests.

 

Link to mention in recent media: Surviving triple threats: polycystic liver and kidney diseases + breast cancer - UCHealth Today

 

Link to Scholarly work: Technology-Based Approaches for Supporting Perinatal Mental Health - PubMed (nih.gov)

 

Laurie Ivey, PsyD

 

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Laurie Ivey, PsyD is the Director of Integrated Behavioral Health for the Office of Psychological Science and Practice in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Colorado, Anschutz. She is a Visiting Professor and currently works and supervises in Primary Care and GYN for the Women’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Service Line. Prior to working in her current position, she spent 18 years teaching University of Colorado family medicine residents at Swedish Family Medicine Residency and was the founding director of the first Integrated Primary Care Postdoctoral Fellowship program (2009-2020) in the state of Colorado. Following this she was faculty at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology where she taught health psychology focused classes, ran their field placement program and their Health Psychology Clinic. While there she was promoted to Clinical Professor. In her free time she enjoys the Colorado outdoors and spending time with her teenage sons.

 

Psychosocial Oncology Track Faculty

 

Erin Baurle, PsyD

 

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Erin Baurle, PsyD, is a licensed clinical health psychologist and the Medical Director of Oncology Counseling Services for Medical Oncology at the University of Colorado. Erin obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed her Fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology at the Cancer Wellness Center.

Erin has worked in primary care and oncology settings to help improve the well-being of patients and families impacted by medical diagnoses. She has expertise in program development and implementation and a growing interest in how quality improvement and patient reported outcomes can impact delivery of care. Erin has been active in professional organizations and enjoys how this helps form a professional community. She was elected by her peers to the role of President of the Colorado Psychological Association 2020-2021 and is currently serving a term as Presidential Advisor. Erin has been active in clinical supervision throughout her career, most recently serving as the primary clinical supervisor for the Fellowship in integrated primary care at STRIDE Community Health Center from 2016-2022.

Erin moved from her home of Chicago to northwest Denver in 2015. She and her husband spend most of their time outside of work husband raising two young daughters – the goal for this year is to get them on skis!

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