Welcome to Our Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship - MAHPP Program

A Message from the Training Director and Program Directors

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    Barbara Wolf, PhD
    MAHPP Training Director

    Corporate Director Behavioral Health Education and Physician Wellness Associate Professor, Michigan State University Colleges of Human and Osteopathic Medicine, Depts. of Family Medicine and Psychiatry

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    Erin O'Connor, PhD
    MAHPP Adult Clinical Program Director

    Director, Behavioral Medicine Education, Family Medicine Residency, McLaren Flint, Assistant Professor and Psychiatry Clerkship Director, Michigan State University Colleges of Human and Osteopathic Medicine, Flint Campus

MAHPP follows a clinician-educator model that allows fellows to:

  • Develop advanced competency in Clinical Health Psychology
  • Obtain unparalleled experience and training in Medical Education
  • Assume leadership roles in medical centers and medical residencies upon graduation
  • Make meaningful scholarly contributions to the field
MAHPP is a 2-year clinical health psychology (CHP) fellowship where fellows have an opportunity to work with a wide variety of both inpatient and outpatient populations on health psychology issues including consultation-liaison (C-L) services, Integrated Primary Care (IPC), psychosocial-oncology, lifestyle change, adjustment to chronic illness, and other common psychological conditions seen in primary care such as depression and anxiety. Specialty opportunities exist in Geriatric Medicine, Psychosocial-Oncology, Bariatrics and Weight Management, and Pain Management for all fellows. Fellows will also develop expertise in medical education that prepares them to assume leadership roles in medical schools and medical residencies. Throughout the two-year experience, fellows carry a small outpatient psychotherapy case load (4-8 patients), provide education to doctoral-level psychology and medical learners, spend one to two half days on the C-L service, and have a half day dedicated to didactics. Additionally, fellows get one half day per week to determine what activities they would like to be involved in, which often has included time for research or additional exposure to medical education activities. Fellows are provided a half day of protected time for scholarly activity and administrative duties each week. Fellows also have protected wellness time each month and wellness related events throughout the year. The McLaren Health system is dynamic and often presents new opportunities for patient care, education, and scholarly activity. MAHPP has a long history of training leaders in clinical health psychology and medical education. MAHPP (formerly MICAPT or CAPT) was the 1st program in the nation to receive specialty accreditation in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA) and has maintained its accreditation as a CHP fellowship by APA. MAHPP currently houses its postdoctoral fellowship program at McLaren Flint and previously consisted of three Flint-area medical centers (Ascension Genesys Hospital, Hurley Medical Center, and McLaren Flint) who continue to share faculty and resources in order to provide a comprehensive training program in Clinical Health Psychology. The program fosters collaboration and parallel training experiences between psychology and medicine within a variety of health care settings.


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MAHPP is accredited in the specialty area of Clinical Health Psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation.

Primary Training Site

Flint, Michigan



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Consultation-Liaison Service (CL-Service)

Fellows run a thriving C-L service with our attending faculty in our 378-bed teaching hospital. Fellows have the opportunity to complete consults on all medical units of the hospital, working collaboratively with various specialties, including Internal Medicine, Neurology, Cardiology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Fellows are highly-valued members of the treatment team, assisting with cases related to medical decision-making capacity, adjustment to medical conditions and adherence, psychiatric symptoms/diagnoses, and substance-related issues. Fellows manage the service, respond to inquiries from treatment teams, and complete consults. Additionally, all fellows provide C-L coverage on the weekends on a rotating basis, along with supervising faculty, resulting in being on-call approximately once per month.

  • Individual
  • Two-hours of scheduled supervision with two faculty supervisors per week
  • Faculty are also available for supervision as needed, and all have an "open door" policy