Training Experiences

Fellowship programs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler are based on the Practitioner-Scholar model and postdoctoral fellows are trained to become proficient consumers of research who utilize scholarly inquiry to inform their practice.

Clinical Health and Clinical Psychology

Experiences for Clinical Health and Clinical Psychology include conducting inpatient and outpatient consultations for reasons including comorbidity of medical illness and psychological conditions, issues with adherence to treatment, pre-existing psychological illness and suicide risk assessments. The consultation liaison experience also emphasizes collaboration with medical teams, staff and patient families. Experiences also include health psychology and neuropsychological evaluations such as pain/opioid and pre-surgical evaluations, diagnostic clarification evaluations, cognitive/behavioral evaluations and dementia assessments. Additionally, fellows will provide psychological care using evidence-based interventions for mental health and behavioral health issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, smoking cessation, weight management and pain management. Training experiences will take place across the UT Health system, which includes several hospitals (medical and psychiatric); outpatient clinics including family medicine, oncology, palliative care and emergency departments.

Clinical Child Psychology

Training experiences for Psychology Fellows in Clinical Child Psychology will include providing training in evidence-based assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. Work with families may be emphasized, as well as consultation with disciplines providing medical care, mental health treatment, and social services.

Supervision & Didactics

  • Fellows will receive a minimum of two hours per week of individual supervision from faculty who are licensed psychologists. Additional supervision is available if requested.
  • Fellows will have the opportunity to mentor and provide supervision to doctoral psychology interns, participate in didactics with family medicine and psychiatry residents and present didactic lectures during the academic year.
  • Research and scholarly activity opportunities are available in all fellowship programs.
For more information, please see the program handbook.