The University of Utah Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is seeking to fill a position in the Bariatric/Weight Management Psychology postdoctoral fellowship program. This is a one year position, scheduled to start September 13, 2021. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to spend 80% time in clinical care, with half of that time providing evaluations (for patients seeking bariatric surgery, and for patients seeking non-surgical weight management) and half of that time providing psychotherapy and behavioral health interventions to these patients. 10% of time would be devoted to didactic lectures, supervision of students, and other administrative tasks. The remaining 10% of time would be allotted towards research and educational projects.
The postdoctoral fellow would be involved in both clinical and research interdisciplinary team meetings with the surgeons, endocrinologists, exercise physiologists, dietitians, and other providers who service patients struggling with obesity. Services will be provided primarily through the University of Utah Sugarhouse Health Center, co-located with the bariatric team. Opportunities will be available for program development, including group psychotherapy, presenting at existing educational programs for the bariatric program, and efforts to improve integration between Rehabilitation Psychology and the Weight Management Program.
The University of Utah is a public research university in Salt Lake City, Utah. As the state’s public flagship institution and top-tier research university, the U is classified by the Carnegie Foundation. The university’s health care system includes four hospitals, including the University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute, along with twelve community clinics and specialty centers such as the Moran Eye Center.
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Organizer||The University of Utah|