Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychology Fellowship Curriculum


The following is an overview of the curriculum for the Psychology Fellowship Program.


General Professionalism


The fellowship will promote general professionalism, including appreciation of and sensitivity to diversity and ethics, and preparation for licensure. The fellow will:

  • Work with a culturally diverse patient population, including those who are traditionally underserved
  • Participate in the Baylor College of Medicine Psychology Fellow Network, which exposes fellows to ethical and professional issues and promotes collegial relationships among fellows in the Houston area
  • Be prepared for licensure in the state of Texas

Psychological Assessment


The fellowship will provide training in psychological assessment. The fellow will conduct:

  • Focused psychological assessments of medically ill patients in the general hospital setting
  • Comprehensive psychological assessments for patients in the outpatient setting
  • Problem-focused, brief psychological assessments for patients on the acute inpatient psychiatric unit

Psychotherapeutic Interventions


The fellowship will provide training in psychotherapeutic interventions. The fellow will::

  • Conduct individual and group psychotherapy in outpatient programs for patients with chronic psychopathology, including personality disorders
  • Conduct individual outpatient psychotherapy with adults
  • Conduct time-limited individual psychotherapy for patients on the acute inpatient psychiatric unit
  • Co-facilitate a daily therapy group(s)

Multidisciplinary Consultation


The fellowship will promote multi-disciplinary consultation. The fellow will:

  • Serve as a consultant to other mental health care disciplines, including psychiatry, social work, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, and chemical dependency counseling
  • Teach other mental health care providers about the psychological services he or she conducts, both informally through discussion and formally through seminar teaching

Clinical Supervision


The fellowship will provide training in clinical supervision. The fellow will:

  • Supervise one to two psychotherapy patients being treated by either psychology trainees and/or psychiatry resident(s)
  • Participate in didactic presentations to either other psychology trainees, medical students and/or psychiatric residents

Evidence-Based Practice


The fellowship will promote evidence-based practice. The fellow will:

  • Conduct clinical activities based on an empirical approach, consulting relevant research, and using scientific methods of evaluating evidence
  • Be involved in ongoing research protocols and will develop at least one project for presentation and/or publication by the end of the fellowship