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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Curriculum

Master
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The following are training goals and objectives of the Psychology Fellowship Program.

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General Professionalism

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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
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Psychological Assessment

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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
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Psychotherapeutic Interventions

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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)
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Multidisciplinary Consultation

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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
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Clinical Supervision

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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
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Evidence-Based Practice

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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
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Psychology Fellowship

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Fellowship Director: Phuong T. Nguyen, Ph.D.
Email: ptnguyen@bcm.edu
Phone: (713) 873-4914

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Psychology Fellowship Handbook

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Download the fellowship handbook.

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Ben Taub Hospital

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Ben Taub is one of Baylor College of Medicine's affiliate hospitals. Read about the hospital.