Welcome to Our Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship - MICAPT Program

  • A Message from the Training Director and Program Director
    Barbara Wolf, PhD, MICAPT 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

    Erin O'Connor, PhD, MICAPT 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


    MICAPT 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. MICAPT has a long history of training leaders in clinical health psychology and medical education. MICAPT (formerly 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. MICAPT 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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Accreditation

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

Primary Training Site

Flint, Michigan

Curriculum

Curriculum

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2020-2021 CHP MANUAL FINAL.pdf

Rotations

Supervision
  • 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

Didactics