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CentraCare—St. Cloud Hospital
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

Program Description

The Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at St. Cloud Hospital/CentraCare Health provides one year of training with opportunities in the following areas of specialty: 1) Child Clinical Psychology (therapy and assessment), and 2) Adult Clinical Psychology (therapy and/or assessment). These fellowships are designed to complement your background and to provide more focused and in-depth training in your chosen substantive specialty practice area.

St. Cloud Hospital provides family-centered care for patients of all ages. As the largest behavioral health service provider in the geographical area, our clinic receives a variety of referrals for patients of all ages with a wide range of presenting difficulties. As part of a larger health organization, behavioral health providers also have the opportunity to work closely with medical specialists including pediatricians, family practice providers, psychiatrists, and other health providers (e.g., occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists). Review CentraCare's mission and fellowship training statement. (PDF)

The fellowship program is designed to provide clinical experiences necessary to support independent practice in clinical and/or health psychology. The fellowship meets all requirements needed for postdoctoral supervised experience, as required by the state of Minnesota and upon completion of the fellowship, fellows will be encouraged to apply for independent licensure. See our clinical program overview. (PDF)

Clinical Training Opportunities

We aim to tailor the training experience to meet the individual training needs and interests of the fellow. Flexible rotation selection offers opportunities for breadth of experiences, as well as specialization with populations of interests. Supervision plans are created to support a Fellow in their individual trainee needs, as well as ensuring that they meet all professional competencies needed for licensure requirements in the State of Minnesota. We offer two different training tracks with multiple opportunities for specialization. (PDF)

Both formative (evaluation and feedback provided throughout the year), as well as summative (integrated overview of skills at program completion) evaluations are provided as part of the fellowship training program. We utilize a competency-based training model (PDF), reflected in a competency-based measure of fellow skills with clear behavioral anchors. More detailed information on our fellow evaluation processes can reviewed at Review more detailed information on our fellow evaluation processes. (PDF)

Adult Clinical Fellowship

The adult clinical fellow would have opportunities to specialize in sexual and gender medicine, integrated behavioral health, eating disorder evaluations and treatment, trauma-focused treatment (i.e., Internal Family Systems), as well as outpatient therapy for diverse patient populations and comprehensive psychological assessments in our outpatient clinic, partial hospitalization program and inpatient mental health unit.

Specialization in health psychology could include a rotation with our Integrated Behavioral Health Clinic Team, as well as outpatient therapy providing long-term management of chronic illness. As part of our IBH team, fellows would be embedded in the medical clinic; primary care or specialty care (i.e., Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation, Heart and Vascular, Virtual Health to Rural Clinics). Fellows would provide behavioral health care in conjunction with the medical team in support of health and behavior change. Fellows may provide consultation for physicians and other healthcare providers around behavioral or emotional issues related to a patient's medical condition. Fellows will participate in interdisciplinary consultation and staffing meetings with providers from psychology, psychiatry and the medical team.

Fellows who seek to specialize in providing care to our LGBTQ+ patients, would work with CentraCare Sexual and Gender Medicine clinic staff to provide psychological support to patients with a wide range of gender and sexual diversities. This includes but is not limited to providing mental health services to our LGBTQ+ patients, gender affirming therapy, partner and family therapy and support groups. Fellows would be trained in completing culturally sensitive diagnostic assessments for gender dysphoria and any co-occurring mental and chemical health conditions. Fellows may have the opportunity to evaluate for surgical readiness and/or to help adolescents and their families obtain the eligibility and readiness criteria as outlined in the WPATH Standards of Care, 7th Edition for adolescents seeking hormone therapy.

Specialization in eating disorders could include the fellow working with an interdisciplinary team of medical providers, psychotherapists and dieticians to treat patients across the lifespan experiencing disordered eating (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating or other problem eating patterns). Fellows would provide diagnostic assessment and treatment approaches to include individual or family therapy, including psychoeducation about the functions of food, the importance of meal planning for symptom management and how to regain normal eating behaviors.

Child and Adolescent Clinical Fellowship

On our child/adolescent clinical team we have opportunities for specialized training in therapy and assessment for diverse patient concerns, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma-related diagnoses, eating disorders, adjustment to chronic illness, integrated behavioral health and partial hospitalization programming. There are opportunities to do comprehensive assessments in our outpatient clinic, partial hospitalization program and inpatient mental health unit, as well as participation in our interdisciplinary assessment clinics (ASD and FASD).

Specialization in ASD could include participation in an interdisciplinary ASD assessment clinic (including providers in psychology, psychiatry, occupation therapy and speech therapy), providing psychology-only assessment for ASD and providing consultation visits, individual and/or parent-focused therapy modalities. Previous training on the ADOS-2 is preferred.

Specialization in assessment and treatment of youngsters impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure, could include a rotation with Proof Alliance. Proof Alliance is a national leader in promoting awareness about the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and supporting individuals and families impacted by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). In this fellows would work with an interdisciplinary team to complete psychological assessments through Proof Alliance’s Diagnostic Clinic, in addition to working with Proof Alliance staff to develop best practices in diagnosing FASDs and development of innovative approaches to reducing barriers to patient care and clinic capacity.

Specialization in health psychology could include a rotation with our Integrated Behavioral Health Clinic Team, as well as outpatient therapy providing long-term management of chronic illness. As part of our IBH team, fellows would be embedded in the medical clinic; primary care or specialty care (i.e., Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Virtual Health to Rural Clinics). Fellows would provide behavioral health care in conjunction with the medical team in support of health and behavior change. Fellows could provide consultation for physicians and other healthcare providers around behavioral or emotional issues related to a patient's medical condition.

Fellows interested in Partial Hospitalization programming would have the opportunity to do a rotation at Clara’s House – where we provide needed mental health services for children and teens ages 5–18. Post-doc fellows would have the opportunity to engage with a multidisciplinary team in providing comprehensive assessment and treatment interventions using evidence-based practices based on the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework of Blaustein and Kinniburgh. Each member of the multi-disciplinary team contributes to the ‘attunement’ or understanding of the child and caregivers, and a treatment plan is coordinated by a team of specialists that include psychiatrists, advance-practice providers, psychotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, art therapists, recreation therapists, program facilitators, behavioral health technicians and teachers.

Other specialty care experiences in the fellowship may include:

  • Outpatient Assessment
  • Pediatric Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Assessment Clinic
  • Eating Disorders Assessment and Intervention
  • Weight Management
  • Gender and Sexual Medicine
  • Trauma-based interventions (TF-CBT, ARC Framework, Internal Family Systems)

Supervision and Training Opportunities

Fellows will have the opportunity to work with several supervisors to obtain hours necessary for licensure and will participate in individual supervision and group supervision/consultation, including specialty consultation groups such as: trauma-focused therapy, assessment, multicultural consult. They may also have opportunities to participate in additional consult groups if relevant to their training, including but not limited to integrated behavioral health, eating disorders and sexual and gender medicine consultation groups. Learn more detailed information on our supervision opportunities. (PDF)

Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in monthly didactics on a wide range of topics, as well as our Cultural Humility didactic services, addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Additional educational opportunities are also provided through the hospital/clinic and our family residency program. There is an expectation for preparation of one professional presentation (oral or written) to the health care community during the year. Find out more detailed information on our didactics and training opportunities. (PDF)

Program Details

  • Duration of Fellowship: One year
  • Number of Program Openings Per Year: Two
  • Timeline
    • Applications are due early January (see UPPD listing).
    • Interviews will take place in January/February.
    • Offers will be made following interviews, estimated offer date in mid-February.
    • We will follow APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Standards with Common Hold Date.

Please see UPPD listing for detailed application information:

CentraCare requires that all fellows abide by all of CentraCare’s applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations, in addition to the specific requirements of this Behavioral Health Fellowship Program, and it is the responsibility of each Fellow to abide by those CentraCare requirements. In return for those expectations, CentraCare shall provide each fellow with the rights of the grievance procedure and due process. See our detailed Due Process and Grievance procedures. (PDF)

Requirements

Completion of all professional doctoral degree requirements from an APA- or CPA-accredited program in clinical, school or counseling psychology and completion of an APA- or CPA- accredited predoctoral internship are required prior to September start date.

Salary and Benefits

The position includes a current salary of $54,000, along with a $2,000 sign-on stipend with opportunity for more. Position includes a full benefit package and additional education/training support (funding and CE days). St. Cloud Hospital is dedicated to providing exceptional clinical care within a collegial work environment. St. Cloud, Minn. is a desirable area that provides an excellent quality of life.

Application Process

Applicants will be reviewed until position is filled; Preference given to applications submitted prior to application deadline (see UPPD site). Applications are accepted on APPA-CAS. Alternatively, you can contact Madisyn Zahm in Physician and Provider Recruitment at Madisyn.Zahm@centracare.com to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.

Contact Information

Questions about the Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at CentraCare — St. Cloud Hospital should be directed to Lori Listug-Lunde at Listug-LundeL@centracare.com. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Listug-Lunde via e-mail or mail at:

Lori Listug-Lunde, PhD, LP
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
CentraCare Health Clinic
1900 CentraCare Circle, Suite 1000
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Listug-LundeL@centracare.com

Psychology Postdoctoral Faculty

Supervision Faculty

Child and Adolescent Department

Adult and Specialty Departments

CentraCare has made a commitment to diversity in its workforce. All individuals including, but not limited to, individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. CentraCare is an EEO/AA employer.