Program Eligibility & Requirements
To ensure the safety of our patients and employees as a condition of employment, clinical privileges or program participation, Gundersen Health System (GHS) requires all staff to be fully vaccinated as defined by Employee Health Services for COVID-19 regardless of work location. In addition, all non-employee personnel, volunteers, residents, fellows, trainees, clinical and non-clinical contracted staff, students, researchers, temporary workers, contractors, and vendors, at any worksite or remote location, regardless of clinical responsibility or patient contact, are required to comply.
Applicants are required to meet three requirements to be eligible for this fellowship program.
Completion of an APA/CPA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology. Applicants from programs other than Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology must have received a certificate of equivalency from their program attesting to having met APA/CPA standards, including internship.
Completion of an APA/CPA-accredited pre-doctoral internship.
Completion of all doctoral degree requirements. This is defined as having, on the first day of fellowship, either the diploma in hand or a letter from the director of graduate studies verifying the completion of all degree requirements, pending institution graduation ceremony.
Method of Fellow Evaluation
Fellows are evaluated quarterly using the Psychology Fellow Competency Assessment Form by each of their supervisors. A deficiency is identified if a fellow receives a rating of 2 or below on any competency in the second quarter or later on the MedHub evaluation form. A rating of 2 or below would initiate a due process evaluation. It is expected that a fellow will reach a rating of at least 3 by the end of their fellowship training year. Grievance and Due Process procedures will be shared with each fellow in writing at the start of their fellowship.
Fulfilling Pre-licensure requirements in the State of Wisconsin
Direct Patient Care: Fellows meet criteria of the Wisconsin state statute to be eligible for licensure, including having a minimum of 25 percent of their fellowship time spent in direct face-to-face (in person or virtual) contact. This amounts to a minimum of 500 face-to-face patient care hours upon completion of the fellowship.
Supervision: Fellows meet criteria of the Wisconsin state statute to be eligible for licensure of having a minimum of two hours of supervision per week of fellowship training. This amounts to at least 100 hours of supervision upon completion of the fellowship.
State statute information can be found in Psy 2.09(3), Wis. Stats.
The Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship program further develops and strengthens future clinicians' ability to assess and treat a wide variety of mental health concerns within the medical population.
This is a full-time, one-year fellowship program. Fellows are expected to provide an average of 20 direct patient care hours per week. The fellowship start date is anticipated to be Sept. 6, 2022, but may be flexible based on the fellows chosen for these positions. The Pediatric Psychology Fellow and Adult Health and Rehabilitation Psychology Fellow will begin and end together.
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